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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...

Your Windows 10 Encryption Key Could Be Stored In The Cloud

12/29/2015, One of the ways that tech companies like Apple and Google have changed the privacy game is by giving you, the end-user, the keys to your own encryption, much to the dismay of law enforcement officials who believe that they should be given a key as well in...

North Korea’s Red Star OS Has Absolutely Zero Privacy

12/29/2015, We learnt last year that North Korea was developing an operating system of their own. It is based on Linux and it is dubbed Red Star OS. For obvious reasons the platform isn’t available outside of North Korea, but according to a report from Reuters, it...

Apple Unhappy With Proposed UK Expanded Surveillance Law

12/22/2015, Over the US, Apple seems to be holding their ground when it comes to taking a stand against the government and their requests for tech companies such as Apple to turn over encrypted data. However in the UK it is a different story as the Cupertino company...

Hillary Clinton Speaks Up About Mobile Encryption

11/20/2015, Recently Senator John McCain spoke up out encryption in which he basically said that the government should outlaw encryption that they are unable to break. It seems that McCain isn’t alone in his opinion as Hillary Clinton has expressed her thoughts on...

John McCain Wants To Outlaw Encryption The Government Can’t Crack

11/19/2015, Encryption is important because it helps protect data from being read by unauthorized third-parties. Even if we’re not necessarily conducting secretive business deals, the everyday user would no doubt love it if their privacy were protected and that...

Belgian Courts Tells Facebook To Stop Tracking Visitors To Its Site

11/10/2015, No one likes being tracked, and worst of all is when websites track you without even telling you. Of course it’s probably not as nefarious as you think. Sometimes tracking is so that websites can learn more about you and maybe help serve up ads that are...