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Apple’s iBeacon Raises Critical Privacy Questions

Apple’s iBeacon Raises Critical Privacy Questions

Apple unveiled iBeacon last year, amid a lot of excitement. The technology promises to revolutionize the way businesses connect with customers. But it also threatens the privacy of the individuals.

By On March 28, 2014 Respond
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The Most Secure BlackBerry Handset Is Now Available For $2770

The Most Secure BlackBerry Handset Is Now Available For $2770

Privacy has become a major concern for many people over the last year or so. Addressing that, Secusmart GmbH is soon going to make available the securest BlackBerry handset for a whopping $2770.

By On March 8, 2014 Respond
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You Can Now Block Other Members On LinkedIn

You Can Now Block Other Members On LinkedIn

LinkedIn has been rather slow in offering some very critical privacy options, but the company is getting there. A new feature now allows you to block other members on LinkedIn and ensure better privacy and greater control over personal data.

By On February 22, 2014 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Know Which Companies Tracking You On Facebook And Block Them

[Tutorial] How To Know Which Companies Tracking You On Facebook And Block Them

Do you know, while you are using Facebook, you are giving many companies a lot of information about yourself which it is selling to advertisers in one form or another. Do you want to know who the companies are and how to block them?

By On January 28, 2014 Respond
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Internet Founders Cite Their Opposition To NSA’s Digital Surveillance

Internet Founders Cite Their Opposition To NSA’s Digital Surveillance

Snowden documents have laid bare countless unconstitutional and illegal surveillance practices by NSA, triggering a global debate on digital privacy. Founders of the internet, Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, share their view about the whole episode.

By On January 2, 2014 Respond
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NSA Can Intercept Computer Shipments And Bug Them

NSA Can Intercept Computer Shipments And Bug Them

NSA’s surveillance tactics are an ever-green treasure-trove that just won’t exhaust. Spiegel has now reported that the agency can intercept computer shipments and bug them before they reach the buyers.

By On December 30, 2013 Respond
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Snowden Tells Why Privacy Matters In A Video Christmas Message

Snowden Tells Why Privacy Matters In A Video Christmas Message

Edward Snowden who caused a global storm over NSA’s digital surveillance has now released a Christmas message in a video. In the video, Snowden explains why privacy matters and how can the governments be persuaded to agree to individual privacy.

By On December 27, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Is Able To Store The Status Updates And Messages That You Don’t Share

Facebook Is Able To Store The Status Updates And Messages That You Don’t Share

Undoubtedly, Facebook is now the world’s foremost social network site. It plays host to billions of messages and status updates every month. But lately, it’s been reported that Facebook is able to note down the status updates and messages that you don’t share!

By On December 17, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Launches Anti-Google Mugs, Hats And T-Shirts

Microsoft Launches Anti-Google Mugs, Hats And T-Shirts

It is no secret that Google and Microsoft don’t exactly get along well. In recent months, Microsoft has notched up the rivalry by launching an anti-Google campaign. As part of this campaign, the Redmond-based company has now unveiled a wide range of anti-Google hats, mugs, t-shirts and hoodies at its online store.

By On November 22, 2013 1 Response
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Facebook Reveals New Privacy Policy Changes

Facebook Reveals New Privacy Policy Changes

In the past, Facebook has taken a lot of heat over its privacy policies. The social network has tried to respond to this criticism by seeking user feedback over these policies. And now, it has finally made some minor changes based upon this feedback.

By On November 16, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla’s Lightbeam For Firefox Lets You Visualize The Websites Tracking You

Mozilla’s Lightbeam For Firefox Lets You Visualize The Websites Tracking You

Online privacy is becoming an increasingly hot point of contest in the tech world. Companies want more of the user’s data while users want greater privacy. An excellent new tool that lets you keep track of all such sites which collect your data is Mozilla’s Lightbeam for Firefox.

By On November 11, 2013 Respond
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CIA Pays $10 Million To AT&T For Access To International Calling Records

CIA Pays $10 Million To AT&T For Access To International Calling Records

Lately, the New York Times has reported that CIA pays more than $10 million a year to AT&T for access to international calling records. AT&T has confirmed that it works with CIA but refused to divulge the nature of this partnership.

By On November 8, 2013 1 Response
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Apple Uses ‘Warrant Canary’ To Say It Received No Info Requests Under Patriot Act

Apple Uses ‘Warrant Canary’ To Say It Received No Info Requests Under Patriot Act

In recent times, we have witnessed a number of instances where US government forced major tech companies to provide personal data about their users. Apple has now cleverly employed the ‘warrant canary’ method to hint that if it ever receives a request under Patriot Act, users should know about it.

By On November 6, 2013 Respond
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Brazil Admits That It Spied On US Diplomats

Brazil Admits That It Spied On US Diplomats

Brazilian government has been one of the most fierce critics of NSA’s international surveillance. Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, has repeatedly blasted US government over reports that she had been spied on by NSA. But now, the Brazilian government has confessed that it also spied on US diplomats in Brazil.

By On November 6, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Considers Collecting Data About Users’ Cursor Movements

Facebook Considers Collecting Data About Users’ Cursor Movements

Facebook has had a rather notorious reputation when it comes to guarding users’ privacy rights. In continuation of this reputation, it has now been revealed that the social network is exploring the option of collecting data about the cursor movements of the users.

By On October 31, 2013 Respond
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