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States Photo ID Databases Widely Used By Law Enforcement

06/17/2013, Since the attention on citizens privacy has been heightened by the noise surrounding the PRISM surveillance program that is said to involve giant Internet companies (which they deny) and the U.S government, it is interesting to know that facial photos...

Samsung KNOX Provides Privacy To BYOD Users

02/25/2013, Samsung has just announced KNOX, a security solution for its Android smartphones that provides a secure container that completely separates data from work and life, giving the user complete control over his/her “private” data, while letting...

The EU officially wants Google to collect less data

10/16/2012, The Nobel Peace Prize-winning European Union has its eyes set on a new regulatory target–Google. Today, French regulators associated with the EU sent Google a letter with an ultimatum: Google has four months to change its privacy policy because of...

Secure.me monitors your privacy and reputation

12/06/2011, Secure.me is a free web service that aims at monitoring your privacy and reputation in Facebook. Although most of us have not had a Facebook horror story to share, we have probably heard quite a few. Whether it is to monitor one’s reputation, or...

Voodoo Carrier IQ app scans your phone for Carrier IQ presence

12/02/2011, For those of you who have been following the tech news, you’re probably aware of a the drama and controversy surrounding a certain company by the name of Carrier IQ. Now if reading all that news has gotten you a little paranoid as to what sort of hidden...

Amazon Silk Web Browser raises privacy concerns

10/14/2011, We’ve previously mentioned that Amazon’s Silk Web Browser isn’t exactly new technology – Opera has been doing it for years now. While the latter company has gone about its business without raising any concerns, it looks like Amazon...

Verizon makes changes to its privacy policy

10/13/2011, For Verizon customers: just in case you haven’t noticed or haven’t bothered to pay attention, the carrier has recently made a significant change to its privacy policy for mobile users this week. Its privacy policy now mentions that in order to...

Foursquare to protect the location of your home

09/20/2011, One of the things that people love doing with Foursquare is checking in when they’re at home – most of the time it ensures that they’ll at least be a mayor in one location on the map. However, it’s not always a good idea to do so,...