privacy

Treason Investigation For Netzpolitik.org Paused In Germany

Secrecy and news. These things are against odds in recent years with the public being aware of just how much we do not know courtesy of the Snowden leaks. In Germany, there is ...

August 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

Man Shoots Down Expensive Drone

Drones may be the future, but owners certainly need to take a bit more responsibility while flying them if this tale is anything to go by. A gentleman by the name of William ...

August 1, 2015 at 11:00 am by

The Privacy Question Of Windows 10

Windows 10 is out as of today (Wednesday 29th July 2015) and on the surface is a major improvement over the much maligned Windows 8. This should be excellent news for ...

July 31, 2015 at 2:00 am by

Former Homeland Security Secretary Speaks Out About Encryption Backdoors

While some governments are trying to ban end-to-end encryption or insert backdoors into encrypted systems, a prominent yet unexpected voice has spoken out in support of ...

July 29, 2015 at 4:00 am by

No Privacy For Posterior Pocket Diallers

Is this really a thing? Apparently so according to a ruling which states that anyone who Pocket dials someone with their leg or any other anatomy part does not have either an ...

July 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm by

Google Photos App Continues to Sync Photos After Uninstall

One might think that an application would stop with the uploading and synchronizing of files when you uninstall it, but not so with the Google Photos App as David Arnott, a ...

July 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm by

David Cameron Plans to Ban WhatsApp

Since Edward Snowden spilled the beans on how government agencies spy on us, a lot of companies took precautions in preserving users’ privacy when using their apps. But ...

July 11, 2015 at 7:00 am by

UK Privacy and Apps Under Threat

Let me just jump on my soapbox for a minute with regards to this subject, according to reports, the newly elected Conservative Government wants to again reintroduce the ...

July 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

Hackers Gain Access To Government Data On 21.5 Million People

Hackers stole crucial information on 21.5 million people in a cyber-attack carried out in June this year. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are responsible for 90% of ...

July 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm by

Google’s Covert Snooping Tool Installed Without User Consent

Google’s reputation with privacy advocates is pretty abysmal and the latest revelation that audio footage has been monitored on PCs without permission will do little to ...

June 24, 2015 at 8:28 pm by

Facebook Knows When You Missed The Flash

Let’s picture the scene, you upload a snap of a special occasion to your Facebook account to share with your friends, family and followers, as there are many people in ...

June 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm by

reddit Ditches HTTP Goes All In HTTPS

Starting June 29th, popular site reddit will be enforcing HTTPS compliance with all of its traffic. Plaintext HTTP traffic will be rejected by the site starting on that date. ...

June 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm by

US Retailers Want In Store Facial Recognition Without Consent

Nine privacy advocates have abandoned a government organized forum around industry best practices for facial recognition. This comes after more than a year of talks, as ...

June 17, 2015 at 11:58 am by

Amazon Breaks Silence On Disclosure Requests and PRISM

Governments have been requesting people’s details for a while now, from their internet providers to web-based forums, companies have been asked to reveal a myriad of ...

June 14, 2015 at 6:58 am by

Edward Snowden Praises Apple’s “Pioneering” Work in Privacy

Despite being the most popular computing company in the world, it’s rare that anyone has a good word to say about Apple, so it’s refreshing to hear Edward Snowden, the man ...

June 6, 2015 at 7:55 pm by

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