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Google Says They Collect Student Information, But Not To Target Ads

02/16/2016, Google has recently come under fire for allegedly collecting information about students who are enrolled in universities which uses Google’s services, like Gmail, for their school’s email. In fact earlier this month, students at UC-Berkeley claimed...

Proposed Bill Could Ban States From Demanding Encryption Backdoors

02/10/2016, There has been a huge debate in the US regarding encryption, in which many tech companies are fighting against requests from law enforcement agencies to provide them with backdoor access to computers and mobile devices. The argument is that if they were...

Google Updates Right To Be Forgotten To Appease The EU

02/10/2016, For those who are unaware, a couple of years ago Google launched a Right to be Forgotten program. Basically what this does is that it supposedly removes links in Google search to any articles or websites that might contain information about you that you...

Microsoft Edge Could Be Storing Your Private Browsing Data

01/28/2016, Most, if not all, browsers these days offer a private browsing mode. This comes in handy in households where the computer is shared by multiple people and you don’t want to have your personal information saved in the main browser, like usernames and...

Find My Phone Feature Keeps Leading People To This House In Atlanta

01/22/2016, Most smartphones these days have some kind of phone locator feature to help users track down lost or stolen devices. In some instances, the features have led to saving lives as well, such as when a woman trapped in a ravine was located. It has also led to...

Skype Will Now Hide IP Addresses By Default

01/22/2016, When you’re playing a game online, sometimes players on the losing team might not be particularly gracious. While you might meet many who hurl verbal abuse at you, there are some who go that extra distance by searching for your Skype ID and IP address,...

California Joins New York In Wanting To Ban Encrypted Phones

01/21/2016, When you hear that a phone has encryption has one of its security features, that can only be a good thing, right? Unfortunately for the government, that is only true if they are given backdoor access to your device because if not, they will ban it, or at...

Nielsen Wants To Know What TV Shows You Talk About On Facebook

01/20/2016, A couple of weeks ago, it was suggested that Twitter wanted to display your tweets alongside ads. Basically if you were praising a product or service, Twitter could be interested in showing your tweets with the ad, kind of like you’re endorsing it....

Apple Asks Widow For Court Order For Her Dead Husband’s Password

01/20/2016, Trying to retrieve the Apple ID password of your spouse upon his/her death? You could, but only if you have a court order, or at least that’s what’s being reported according to CBC News. A woman by the name of Peggy Bush had initially asked for the...

Facebook’s Android App To Get Built-In Tor Support

01/19/2016, The name Tor might not be familiar with some of you guys, but in recent times it has started to gain more attention (or notoriety) thanks to the Silk Road website that operated on it in which it allowed visitors to buy all kinds of drugs freely (albeit...

Proposed Bill Could Force Tech Companies To Provide Backdoor Access

01/13/2016, So far tech companies like Apple and Google have been successfully battling the US government in terms of denying them backdoor access to their customer information, as well as devices. This isn’t so much about them not co-operating with the government,...

This Bug Makes Chrome’s Incognito Mode Not-So-Private Anymore

01/13/2016, Want some privacy while browsing the web, at least from people you might share a computer with? Browsers like Google’s Chrome comes with an Incognito Mode which is supposed to help you with that. However it turns out that maybe Incognito Mode might not...

Dutch Government Wants Stronger Encryption, Slams Backdoor Requests

01/04/2016, While the US is trying to convince tech companies like Apple and Google that giving them backdoor access is in the interest of national security, other countries like the UK and China have already enacted laws that would basically give them more access...