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DNA Stamper Concept

04/22/2011, The DNA Stamper is a concept created by Jamie Thoms to make us think about how much we value our identity. He ask s: ” Who should have access to this information. Your partner? Family? The police?”. Here’s how the DNA Stamper works in...

Your Apple device knows where you’ve been, and keeps a log

04/20/2011, In a recent article, Alasdair Allan is discussing the finding that Apple devices powered by iOS 4+ (iPhones, iPads) are recording a log of your location (including a time stamp). This would come as a surprised to most users. It is conceivable that a small...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Google Releases Video To Teach Kids About Security On Buzz

04/06/2010, As expected, Google has updated its privacy settings on Google Buzz, which is certainly a good move. Aside from the updated privacy settings, the search engine giant has also released a video educating children how to be more careful with Google Buzz, and...