BlackBerry’s Bailout May Come From an Unlikely Source

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Can the NSA save BlackBerry? Though struggling Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry is still trying to sell itself to the highest bidder, the company, once a shell of its former glory, may find an unlikely ally in the U.S. in the form of the NSA, or National Security Agency. With allegations over unauthorized government spying performed by […]

Apple Says It Can’t Read Your iMessages, Despite What New Claims Say

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Apple is under fire, thanks to a new report that suggest that the Cupertino-based company has the ability to read users’ iMessages if they choose to. This goes against what Apple claimed back in June when it said that it doesn’t even have the ability to read iMessages in the first place, and decrypting the […]

iPhone 5s Touch ID Stores Biometric Data, Not Fingerprint

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Given government-sanctioned NSA spying, breaches in security through hacking and malware, and privacy concerns in recent years, there have concerns about the Touch ID technology that Apple had introduced alongside the iPhone 5s earlier this week. Touch ID allows the iPhone 5s to authenticate users to quickly unlock the iPhone and authorize purchase transactions on […]

Ford Talks Connected Cars, the Cloud and Data Security

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During the Ford Trends conference, Jim Buczkowski, Henry Ford Technical Fellow and director of Electrical and Electronics Systems, discussed the future of connected automobiles and storing data in the cloud. As part of the Evos concept, the vehicle will learn driving habits, routes, and even music preferences. In the current age of governments and companies […]

DuckDuckGo vs. Google Search

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For millions, privacy on the internet is a major concern. For these people, how much information an online company is collecting about them is important, and so is what companies do with their information. For a long time, these users were looked at by technology companies as outliers, people who were vocal yes, but very […]

Apple Can’t See or Share iMessages or FaceTime with NSA

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You can rest easy knowing Siri isn’t telling Apple and the NSA about all those searches for where to hide a dead body. Apple cannot read iMessages or monitor FaceTime calls, nor does the company store user location, map searches and Siri requests in an identifiable form, according to a statement linked from the Apple […]

NSA, PRISM, Digital Records: Are Americans Delusional in Thinking They Are Entitled to Privacy?

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After the UK’s Guardian broke that the National Security Agency, or the NSA, in the U.S. had compelled telecom provider Verizon Communications to comply in releasing the telephone records of millions of Americans, public outrage began mounting. Shortly after that news broke, the Wall Street Journal had reported that Verizon isn’t alone in its “Share Everything” plan with […]

President Obama an iPad 2 User

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President Barack Obama, one of the most technologically-forward presidents in modern history, was recently photographed with the iPad 2 tablet and Apple Smart Cover. It’d be interesting to see and know what app(s) the president uses on his tablet, and more importantly how the U.S. government handles security with the tablet. Obama has never been […]