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Facebook Messenger Could Be Getting Self-Destructing Messages

05/02/2016, Is there a message you’d like to send to your friend but you don’t want it to stick around in the chat history? For example it could be your phone number, address, or other personal information that you would prefer if other people did not see. If you...

DOJ Withdraws Request For Apple To Unlock iPhone In New York

04/24/2016, A couple of months ago, Apple was hit with unlock requests to not only unlock the iPhone belonging to the dead San Bernardino terrorist, but they were also hit with a separate request in New York to unlock the iPhone belonging to a suspect in a drug case....

Apparently China Wants The Data From Your Drones

04/21/2016, There’s a reason why some people are so antsy when they see drones fly over them. It is because with an attached camera, it is possible that they might be recorded. The drone pilot might simply be passing over them, but since it is impossible to tell...

US Senator Challenges Oculus Rift’s Data Sharing Policies

04/12/2016, Recently it has been discovered that the privacy policy for the Oculus Rift contains some pretty disturbing things, in the sense that it sounds like the company behind the headset has openly stated that the information and data collected while you are...

Some Apple Employees Might Quit If Ordered To Unlock The iPhone

03/17/2016, Right now Apple is doing all they can, with the help of others, to resist a court order that orders them to unlock the iPhone belonging to a terrorist. The fear here is that if they lose the case, it will set a dangerous precedent in which who’s to say...

President Obama Speaks Up On Encryption Debate

03/11/2016, Encryption is currently a very hot topic, what with Apple trying to fend off the FBI and the courts from ordering them to unlock an iPhone belonging to a terrorist. The basic idea is that regardless of whose phone it is, unlocking the device or creating a...

iOS 9.3 Lets Employees Know If Their Phone Is Being Monitored

03/03/2016, It was recently spotted in the latest iOS 9.3 beta that employers could lock the homescreens of their company-issued iOS devices. This would prevent employees from downloading, deleting, or moving apps around. Now if you feel that this feature might be a...

Developer Uses Facebook Messenger To Track Sleep Patterns

02/29/2016, Want to track your sleep patterns? There are apps like Sleep Cycle for that. There are also fitness trackers that can do that, but did you know that you could also use Facebook Messenger? A software developer over in Denmark by the name of Søren...

Arizona County To Stop Using iPhones Following Encryption Debate

02/25/2016, While it sounds like many big name tech companies will soon be throwing their legal support behind Apple, there are some in the government who aren’t too thrilled about Apple’s refusal to comply with the court’s orders and unlock the iPhone in the...

Google, Microsoft & Others To Offer Legal Support To Apple

02/25/2016, Ever since the courts ordered Apple to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, many companies have come forward to offer words of support to Apple. For example we have Google who was one of the first, and then we also have the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and...