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Facebook retracts phone and address sharing permissions

01/18/2011, Remember when we reported that Facebook was going to let apps have access to your personal contact information? Well it appears that the developers at Facebook are now second guessing their decision and have put the feature on hold. Complaining on the...

Microsoft to Build Anti-Tracking Privacy Option Into IE9

12/07/2010, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 Web browser will be equipped with a feature called Tracking Protection when it will be released next year in beta. The browser will \ allow users greater control over what widgets and scripts are displayed and what...

Google Warns Users Of Facebook Data Portability Issue

11/10/2010, The war between Facebook and Google over data import/export has taken another twist. We already know that Google made some tweaks to make importing data into Facebook a little trickier, after which Facebook figured out a workaround to the whole situation....

Robotic Curtain Ensures Your Privacy

10/15/2010, Human beings have been trying to attach motors and all sorts of fancy robot-related stuff to household devices for some time now, though the majority of such contraptions involve making stuff tweet. Now a hardware hacker named Niklas Roy has come up with...

Software erases pedestrians from Google Street View

08/11/2010, Google Street View is now under scrutiny in Germany, as it doesn’t really go down well with privacy advocates. After all, does the average person on the street have a reasonable limit of expectation to not end up on the Internet within a photo? For...

Google Buys A Microdrone Unmanned Flight Drone For Itself

08/10/2010, Folks who are concerned about their privacy might be slightly wary to get wind that Google has just purchased its own Microdrone, which is an interesting and cool looking unmanned flying drone. Speculation is that Google is planning to use such drones to...

RIM Won’t Compromise On Security And Privacy Over UAE Ban

08/03/2010, With RIM’s BlackBerry recently deemed too secure for the UAE, it’ll be an interesting challenge for RIM to work out a compromise with the UAE as to how it will be able to continue to operate there. The company has announced that it will not...

Facebook Testing New Account Deletion Feature

07/26/2010, Deleting your Facebook account is never as easy as it should be, as many folks have found out that they need to deactivate their account for 14-days first, after which Facebook will send you various notifications in order to entice you back, before...

Does The HTC Sense UI Have A Browser Privacy Issue?

06/17/2010, HTC has been enjoying quite a bit of success with the HTC Desire, Droid Incredible and EVO 4G recently, but a little disappointing bit of news has surfaced related to the Droid Incredible, and it might be related to HTC’s Sense UI too. According to...

AT&T Apologizes To iPad 3G Subscribers Over Privacy Breach

06/13/2010, While it’s probably scant consolation, but a few days after it was reported that hackers managed to get access to the email addresses of some 114,000 AT&T iPad 3G subscribers, the company’s VP of Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer has...

Google Street View Team Accidentally Catches Wi-Fi Data

05/15/2010, While many people love the free services that Google offers to the public, there are many folks out there who are concerned about the amount of personal data that Google manages to accumulate. A recent incident has surfaced; possibly highlighting that...