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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...

FCC Not Forcing Websites To Enforce “Do Not Track”

11/08/2015, Everyone values their privacy, that’s for sure, which is why there are features such as “Do Not Track” built into browsers. This basically supposedly prevents websites from being able to track your activities, a great feature if you’d rather not...

New UK Law Could Force Tech Companies To Hand Over Encryption Keys

11/03/2015, Love or hate Apple, if there is one thing that the company is doing right that most would agree on, is that they are giving its users the keys to the device’s encryption. This is what other companies such as Google have done as well, where basically...

Your Google Search URLs Might Not Be Very Private

10/29/2015, We’re sure on more than one occasion you have copied and pasted a Google search URL. Maybe you are working with friends or colleagues on a project and you’re just copying and pasting some research you’ve found. Seems pretty innocent and...

BlackBerry Explains How The Priv Makes Android More Secure

10/20/2015, When it comes to smartphone security, there is a reason why governments and companies around the world still choose BlackBerry. However with BlackBerry turning to Android with the BlackBerry Priv, the question is can they still maintain their security...

HP & 3M To Build Privacy Screens Into Laptops

10/15/2015, If you’re a business person conducting business on the go, chances are you rely on mobile computing hardware like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Given that you would be out and about in public, like in the train, at a cafe, or on a plane, you...