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Microsoft Responds To Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

09/29/2015, When Microsoft released Windows 10, there were some concerns about privacy. This is thanks to an extremely long document which basically sounded like Microsoft had the right to pick and choose what kind of data they wanted to collect on you. Safe to say...

Another Facebook Privacy Hoax Is Making Its Rounds

09/29/2015, We’re sure many of you guys have received emails or messages in the past informing you that if you don’t share the message with X number of people, the service you’re using will shut down.  In fact back in 2012, a similar hoax made its rounds on...

Smartphone Passwords Are Protected By The Fifth Amendment

09/25/2015, In TV shows and in movies, sometimes you see characters exercise their Fifth Amendment rights, which basically means that they won’t say or do anything that incriminates themselves. Now with technology being so advanced, has the law caught up with it?...

Latest Firefox Beta Introduces Anti-Tracking Private Browsing

09/23/2015, Last month Mozilla introduced a new feature to its Firefox browser in the form of anti-tracking private browsing. However the feature was a pre-beta release and was aimed more towards developers rather than end users. The good news is that if the feature...

AVG’s Updated Privacy Policy Lets Them Sell Your Data [Updated]

09/21/2015, Update – As pointed out by our reader, this only applies to those who are running the free version of the AVG Anti-Virus software. Remember when Spotify announced new privacy policies a while ago that seemed to suggest that it would be extremely...

InvizBox Go Will Protect Your Privacy Over Public WiFi

09/14/2015, Public WiFi is awesome if you’re on holiday and you need access to the internet to access emails, messages, or maps. However public WiFi can be dangerous as it does leave you more vulnerable to hacks and people snooping in on your activities. The good...

Spotify Releases Updated, Clearer Privacy Policy

09/04/2015, Companies make updates to their policies all the time to reflect changing times and new products. However a couple of weeks ago, Spotify updated their privacy policy which had many users fuming. The reason was because of the language Spotify used, which...

Spotify’s CEO Apologizes For Updated Privacy Policy

08/21/2015, Earlier today we brought you word that Spotify had updated its privacy policy. This might not really be that big of a deal, except that the way Spotify had worded it sounded like the company wanted to collect way more information on you than you would...

Spotify’s New Privacy Policy Is Upsetting Many Users [Updated]

08/21/2015, Update – Spotify’s CEO has since offered an apology and has promised to clarify the contents of the privacy policy. You know all those legalese that you usually click “Agree” without reading? Turns out Spotify has a new privacy policy in...

UK Wants Google To Remove Links To Stories About Removing Stories

08/21/2015, As you might be aware, Google in Europe is entertaining “right to be forgotten” requests, where basically if it meets the requirements, Google will remove links about a particular person from its search results in a bid to give them privacy. Sounds...

AT&T Launches Initiative To Teach People About Internet Security

08/20/2015, There are a lot of things that we shouldn’t do on the internet, like publicly post our personal information such as home address, phone number, social security number, and so on. There are also various settings on social media that protects your privacy...

EFF Introduces Browser Extension That Blocks Spying Ads

08/07/2015, In case you didn’t already know, there are many websites out there that track you and your behavior online. This isn’t so much about spying on you to see if you’re up to no good, but more about collecting data and statistics that can also be used...

How To Delete Google’s Search History

08/07/2015, Google keeps a record of all the searches you made using Google search. This helps in providing a better search experience (such as personalized search, auto-fill, etc…) and an accessible list of all your searches. It is handy, but it may also...

Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Used To Track You

08/05/2015, When we think about the ways we can be tracked, you might think of technology such as GPS, cookies, your IP address, geotagging, and more. However we’re pretty sure that not many of you guys have considered the possibility that your smartphone’s...