privacy

Inside GCHQ: Cameras Given Access For the First Time

For the first time ever, GCHQ, the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, has allowed members of the media access to its ...

January 17, 2015 at 11:55 pm by

FTC to Approves Charges Against Snapchat Over User Privacy

After revelations regarding the Snapchat’s failure to protect user privacy, the US Federal Trade Commission has finalised charges against the company. On 31st December, the ...

January 3, 2015 at 12:16 pm by

Messaging App Strings Allows Users to ‘Unsend’ Texts

A new messaging app for iOS allows users to delete sent texts from the recipient’s phone, whether they’ve read them or not. The app, called Strings, allows users to send ...

January 3, 2015 at 1:31 am by

Kim Dotcom to Launch Secure Video Chat Service

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has announced plans to release an encrypted, in-browser video chat service through his Twitter account. The service, called MegaChat, will ...

December 30, 2014 at 7:58 am by

Facebook Sued for Scanning Private Messages

A California judge ruled on Tuesday that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit for scanning users’ private messages without consent. Judge Phyllis Hamilton of Oakland, ...

December 26, 2014 at 9:52 pm by

Spying Techniques Exposed by Snowden Deemed Lawful by UK Watchdog

Since Edward Snowden leaked details of ethically-questionable spying techniques used by three UK intelligence agencies last year, civil rights groups such as Anmesty ...

December 13, 2014 at 3:43 am by

Apps Aimed at Kids Are Collecting Personal Data

Although mobiles apps aimed at children usually require parental consent, most parents probably aren’t aware that these apps are tracking and collecting data on their kids. ...

December 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm by

Use Wickr to Send Self-Destructing Messages From Your Desktop

Wickr, the instant messaging equivalent of Snapchat, is now available for home computers. The desktop version operates in the same way as the smartphone app, allowing users to ...

December 4, 2014 at 5:52 pm by

Twitter Users Beware: It’s Now Tracking Other Apps Installed

Twitter has just announced that it is now tracking other apps that its users have installed, therefore allowing ads to be more directly targeted to all. This change will ...

November 27, 2014 at 3:55 am by

Private Web Cam Site Shut Down, Owner Seeks Job

The creepy site we reported on that streamed thousands of private IP cameras has been shut down, with its owner after a new job. Visiting the site in question now only ...

November 24, 2014 at 10:32 pm by

Northern Ireland Government Website Displayed Users’ Information in Public Searches

In an example of truly terrible website design, a site set up by the government of Northern Ireland to encourage people to learn the Irish language, has been temporarily ...

November 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm by

UK’s NHS Breaches Data 6 Times a Day, Including on Social Media

Privacy pressure group Big Brother Watch has conducted research revealing a startling number of sensitive data breaches by the UK’s National Health Service. On average, ...

November 14, 2014 at 6:47 pm by

Tor Announces Partnership with Mozilla

On Monday we reported Facebook’s announcement that they would be officially supporting users of the Tor browser. Now yet another web giant, this time an open source ...

November 13, 2014 at 7:58 am by

Apple Releases a Tool to Remotely Deregister iPhones from iMessage

    Got rid of your iPhone and you’ve found you’re not receiving text messages from friends? No problem, as Apple quietly released a tool yesterday that ...

November 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm by

Samaritans Charity Pulls its Controversial Twitter App

Counselling charity Samaritans has pulled a suicide prevention Twitter app that caused a great deal of controversy. The ‘Radar’ app was intended to scan tweets for ...

November 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm by

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