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Police In China Now Wear Smart Glasses With Facial Recognition Tech

02/07/2018, When Google Glass was released, it was met with a lot of resistance by the public who were concerned about potentially being recorded all the time, which we guess is a valid concern. It seems those fears have come true because over in China, police are...

Strava’s Fitness App Might Have Revealed Secret Military Bases

01/28/2018, A lot of jogging/running/fitness apps come with GPS capabilities which allows users to map how far they’ve run, or where they’ve run, or even the trail that they have run. This is great for those tracking their improvements over time, but...

iOS 11.3 Comes With A New Privacy Icon That Keeps Users Informed

01/24/2018, Some apps collect information on us and sometimes we don’t really know what it’s for. However in a bid to be as transparent as possible to its users, it seems that Apple is introducing a new privacy icon for iOS devices that lets users know when...


Montana Is The First State With Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

01/23/2018, There is debate surrounding net neutrality at the moment, where the FCC has basically repealed the net neutrality rules that were implemented previously. What this means is that now internet providers/carriers are allowed to change how their bandwidth is...

Chrome Incognito Mode For Android Isn’t As Discreet As You Think

01/15/2018, There is a reason why you might choose to browse the web or certain websites using Chrome’s Incognito mode, a feature which is supposed to keep what you’re doing under wraps from those who might use the same browser later. However it seems that on the...

iPhone Health Data Used As Evidence In Murder Investigation

01/11/2018, As you know, our mobile phones track a lot of the things that we do, such as our location, the things we browse on the internet, and even certain health-related metrics, such as the calories we’ve burnt, how many steps we’ve taken, and so on. In fact...

Safari’s Tracking Prevention Cost Advertising Companies Millions

01/09/2018, One of the new features that Apple introduced in iOS 11 was an update to its Safari mobile browser, where the company added an “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” tool. This tool was designed to prevent ads and websites from tracking users across the...

Some Apps Are Using Smartphone Mics To Track TV Viewing Habits

01/02/2018, There is this popular conspiracy theory that companies like Facebook are using our smartphone microphones to eavesdrop on us in order to track us, know us better, and thus serve up relevant ads. This is not helped by the sometimes freaky coincidences in...

German Watchdog Claims Facebook’s Data Harvesting Is ‘Abusive’

12/20/2017, It is no secret that Facebook knows a ton about us given that we seem to be more than happy with sharing our personal information with the social network, such as our names, age, birth date, job, school, photos, and so on. Also given how much Facebook is...

Facebook Will Now Notify Users When Photos Of Them Are Uploaded

12/19/2017, At the moment when someone uploads a photo of you onto Facebook, the only way you will know about it is if they tag you or if someone else tells you about it. However that could change in the future as Facebook has announced that they will begin using...

Apple Has ‘Moral Obligation’ To Promote Free Expression In China

12/06/2017, Different countries have different laws and regulations, which is why certain things are allowed in some countries and certain things aren’t. This is something that many companies such as Apple have to navigate around, which is why over in China, Apple...

Mattress Startup Sued For Allegedly Tracking Its Website Visitors

12/03/2017, When you visit a website, chances are you might know that you’re being tracked to a certain extent for potential advertising and marketing purposes (which is why sometimes you see ads that appear to be catered just towards you). However at some point a...