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 […]

5 Reasons to Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

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The Guardian recently revealed that a top secret government program was collecting metadata from Verizon as a way to link terrorists to each other. This collection is without oversight and does not target any particular individual. It also includes metadata of United States citizens call data. Then it was revealed that all the phone carriers in […]

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 […]

Congress Wants Privacy Issues Addressed With Google Glass

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Eight Congressmen on the Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus have sent a letter to Google asking the Internet search giant to address privacy concerns and questions surrounding the use of Google Glass by June 14th. Congress wants to know how Google will address privacy issues for users and owners of Google Glass, as well as for […]

One U.S. State Wants to Ban Google Glass Use While Driving

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Texting while driving is already a big no-no in many states and now West Virginia wants to be the first, if not among the first, U.S. state to say no to drivers using Google Glass behind the wheels. Republican Gary G Howell of the state’s legislature is proposing a bill that could see drivers fined […]

Instagram Founder: Your Photos Are Your Photos

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After an enormous backlash from users who believed that the company’s change of its Terms of Service would permit it to sell user photos, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom has clarified the company’s new policy saying that the photos users upload to Instagram are their photos and that the company will not, as was previously thought, […]

Instagram Alternative: Your Photos Are Yours on Streamzoo

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If you’re looking for an Instagram alternative after finding out the photo sharing site can use your Instagram photos in ads without your permission or without payment for using your photos, you’re not alone. Photo filter apps are a dime a dozen these days, but one of the best Instagram alternatives is Streamzoo. Even better, you can […]

How to Fix Facebook Cannot Upload Photos in iOS 6

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After updating to the latest software, some iPhone users cannot upload photos to Facebook, encountering a lock screen telling them, “This app does not have access to your photos and videos.” Users that see this message in the Facebook app in iOS 6 won’t be able to upload photos to Facebook from the Facebook app, […]

Privacy Concerns Lead IBM to Ban Siri At Work

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Though employees can still bring their iPhone smartphones to work, IBM’s recently issue policy bars employees from using Apple’s Siri voice assistant feature at work. According to IBM, the reasoning for the ban is due to Siri sending user’s spoken queries to Siri to a remote data server to process speech to text and then […]

Predictable Privacy Reactions to Google Drive Surface Like Clockwork

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It was as predictable as a Swiss watch. Yesterday Google formally announced its Google Drive product, that allows users to store files, documents, etc… on Google’s servers and access those files as if they were stored on a local hard drive. As we’ve seen time and time again these kind of services raise privacy issues. […]

Apple Will Force iPhone Apps to Ask Permission to Use Your Contacts

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After Path was caught uploading users’ contacts to its servers, Apple was quiet. Later we found out that other apps like Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram were doing the same thing. Apple still said nothing. It wasn’t until today, just a few minutes after Congress sent an inquiry to Apple CEO Tim Cook that the company […]

IBM Predicts Passwords to Become Obsolete by 2017

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In just five years, remembering complex alpha-numeric passwords will be a thing of the past as IBM is predicting that passwords will go the way of the dinosaur by 2017. This may be good news for many people, who have to remember a slew of passwords and passcodes for all their digital accounts, banking and […]

Sprint Dropping Carrier IQ From Early Samsung Epic 4G Touch ROM?

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An early leaked ROM for Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G Touch Galaxy S II (review) smartphone indicates that the carrier may be dropping the Carrier IQ software that was preloaded on the device. It’s unclear when the new ROM will be updated for existing users, but the absence of Carrier IQ software suggests that Sprint may […]

Man Uses Find My Friends to Catch Wife Cheating

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You knew it was going to happen. And you knew it was going to happen sooner rather than later. There was going to be some sort of privacy, snooping issue with Apple’s Find My Friends App. Well, a guy bought his wife an iPhone 4S, loaded up Find my Friends and caught her on the […]

Facebook Isn’t Sharing Your Phone Numbers With The World

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Hold on Facebook Friends. There is a rumor going around that claims Facebook is sharing your contact list with the world, but it isn’t true. Facebook isn’t known for having the best privacy and security practices in the business, which is why many users believed that Facebook had shared their contacts with anyone on Facebook. […]

Females More Likely to Check Smartphones of Spouses and Kids

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These days we keep all types of stuff on our phones, which has raised concerns about the government or hackers snooping on our calls, emails and travel history; but according to a new survey you should be looking at someone much, much closer. Retrevo found that your significant other is quite possibly checking your call history and […]