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Tags results for 'Privacy'

Protestors call on congress to curb NSA’s mass surveillance

Posted in Online on 30th Oct, 2013 03:57 AM
by AlexMuller
The rally against mass surveillance was put on by StopWatching.Us, a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies.

How Google+ is undermining your privacy at work

Posted in Software on 21st Nov, 2013 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
In just two years, all Google-owned services have been linked to your Google+ identity.

Online Anonymity in a Box, for $49

Posted in Online on 22nd Nov, 2013 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A cheap device called the Safeplug makes it easy to use the Tor anonymity network at home.

NSA Put Spyware on Over 50,000 Networks Worldwide

Posted in Online on 25th Nov, 2013 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Newly-reviewed documents indicate the NSA has covertly installed spying malware on over 50,000 computer networks worldwide.

Senators want to stop giving the NSA a stamp of approval to spy on anyone

Posted in Online on 28th Nov, 2013 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
“They who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Battle over Glass etiquette erupts in another Seattle diner

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2013 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Glass has been available to early adopters for nearly nine months, and some merchants are doing their best to keep it out of their establishments.

Google violated Dutch data protection laws, says watchdog

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2013 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Google breached Dutch data protection laws by combining data on users of its different services, said the Netherlands' privacy watchdog.

NSA tracking hundreds of millions of mobile phones

Posted in Software on 6th Dec, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency's anti-terror work.

Everything visible: How wearable cameras are changing the way we think about public space

Posted in Software on 10th Dec, 2013 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Unless you spend all of your time in a cave, you’ve probably been photographed without your knowledge.

International authors launch petition calling for end to mass surveillance

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2013 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
562 of the world's authors, including five Nobel Prize laureates, came together to call for sweeping surveillance reform in the wake of the ongoing spying scandal.

NSA phone surveillance 'likely unconstitutional'

Posted in Online on 18th Dec, 2013 03:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A US judge has ruled the National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data may be unconstitutional.

New NSA leak reveals surveillance on charities & senior officials from allied nations

Posted in Online on 21st Dec, 2013 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
More than 1,000 targets were caught up in a surveillance dragnet engineered by the NSA.

Snowden on the impact of his NSA leaks: "I already won"

Posted in Online on 25th Dec, 2013 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
In his first major interview since landing in Russia, Edward Snowden sounds victorious.

Prediction: The Government Will Put The NSA In Check

Posted in Online on 27th Dec, 2013 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
They’ll need to prove that all their programs are worth the risks, which implies more transparency, oversight, and limited access to data.

NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware

Posted in Online on 31st Dec, 2013 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The NSA secretly intercepts deliveries for laptops in order to implant bugs before they reach their destinations.

The iPhone has reportedly been fully hacked by the NSA since 2008

Posted in Online on 31st Dec, 2013 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
As 2013 edges to a close, reports of the NSA’s widespread surveillance capabilities have reached new heights of absurdity.

The NSA is racing to build a quantum computer capable of cracking strong encryption

Posted in Software on 4th Jan, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Strong encryption standards are widely used to encrypt communications and secure financial transactions.

New Gmail messaging feature causes privacy concerns

Posted in Online on 11th Jan, 2014 05:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Users of Google's Gmail service will soon be able to send messages directly to other Gmail accounts, regardless of whether the recipient has shared their email address.

Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To Avoid

Posted in Business on 12th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Each Google+ update brings Google closer to taking over the social layer of the Internet, potentially at the expense of user goodwill.

Facial Recognition App For Glass Challenges Google's Ban on the Technology

Posted in Online on 12th Jan, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition technology is, in some ways, the epitome of the loss of privacy in a digital world.

Obama will reportedly announce big changes to NSA on Friday

Posted in Online on 13th Jan, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Obama may extend privacy protections to cover non-Americans, after reports that the NSA was spying on civilians of friendly countries provoked outrage across the world.

NSA could 'spy on offline computers', says latest leak

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2014 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The US National Security Agency (NSA) used secret technology to spy on computers that were not even connected to the internet, it has been reported.

Obama: NSA will not hold telephone metadata, nor spy on heads of state

Posted in Online on 18th Jan, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
President Barack Obama on Friday announced a number of reforms to the way U.S. intelligence agencies operate.

The Search For Actually Useful Apps On Google Glass

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jan, 2014 10:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Ones that make smart glasses seem cool rather than creepy.

U.S. Computer Scientists Reject Mass Surveillance

Posted in Online on 27th Jan, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
An open letter from 50 researchers asks the U.S. government to take certain steps to uphold privacy.

NSA claims its phone spying program collects only 20% of U.S. calls

Posted in Online on 9th Feb, 2014 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
U.S. officials are claiming that the NSA's highly controversial phone spying program isn’t nearly as intrusive as originally reported.

Snowden: Surveillance is 'setting fire' to the internet

Posted in Online on 11th Mar, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", Edward Snowden told the South by Southwest conference.

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2014 03:53 AM
by AlexMuller
The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak: Snowden 'had the guts and courage to sacrifice his life’

Posted in Online on 16th Mar, 2014 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Wozniak says Edward Snowden is a hero.

Why 2014 will be the year of the VPN

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2014 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Virtual Private Networks are the latest tool to battle against a new wave of internet fragmentation and government censorship.

NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The Heartbleed bug was used by the NSA regularly to gather critical intelligence.

Google halts student Gmail advertisement scans

Posted in Business on 3rd May, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has stopped scanning millions of Gmail accounts linked to an educational scheme - a process it uses to target adverts.

Google sets up 'right to be forgotten' form after EU ruling

Posted in Business on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results.

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Posted in Software on 7th Jun, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.

Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
If you've just acquired a Google Glass headset for £1,000, don't show it off at the movies.

Google reinstates 'forgotten' links after pressure

Posted in Business on 4th Jul, 2014 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
After widespread criticism, Google has begun reinstating some links it had earlier removed under the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Google and Apple to introduce default encryption

Posted in Business on 19th Sep, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple said that devices running its new iOS8 software would be encrypted by default, with even the company itself unable to gain access.

Why the war between Google and Europe is only getting worse

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2014 02:37 AM
by AlexMuller
European policy makers have hammered the search giant in recent years over privacy and antitrust issues.

Mass internet surveillance threatens international law, UN report claims

Posted in Online on 20th Oct, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
"Bulk access technology is indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy"

US privacy confidence at new low

Posted in Online on 12th Nov, 2014 07:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The vast majority, 91% of Americans believe that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies, according to a survey.

Smart devices: Is privacy loss inevitable?

Posted in Business on 10th Feb, 2015 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.

Mass snooping fake mobile towers 'uncovered in UK'

Posted in Online on 10th Jun, 2015 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Fake mobile towers that scoop up data from passing phones are routinely being used in London, an investigation by Sky News suggests.

Rise of facial recognition queried by US agency

Posted in Software on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition systems are increasingly being used in public areas, such as shopping centers.

Facebook’s Like Buttons Will Soon Track Your Web Browsing to Target Ads

Posted in Business on 20th Sep, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook’s 'Like' buttons have been logging data on our browsing for years; now the company will start using that data to target ads.

Google is trying to kill passwords. But what should replace them?

Posted in Online on 26th Dec, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is trying out a feature that lets some users confirm their identity just by using their smartphones.

Google, WhatsApp and Snowden back Apple against FBI snooping

Posted in Business on 18th Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
'Forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy'

The FBI has succeeded in uniting silicon valley...against the FBI

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Never have we seen so many tech companies united against the US government.

FBI 'may be able to unlock San Bernardino iPhone' on their own

Posted in Software on 22nd Mar, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone without Apple's assistance.

US pushes Apple for access to iPhones in criminal cases

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2016 03:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI had said it was able to gain access to the device independently. This method is said only work on certain older models of the iPhone.

Apple removes VPN services from App Store in China

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2017 05:29 PM
by Alex Muller
VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called 'Great Firewall' aimed at restricting access to overseas sites.

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Posted in Online on 1st Dec, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK.

Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in

Posted in Online on 19th Dec, 2017 10:23 PM
by Alex Muller
The feature should give people confidence that there aren’t pics of them floating around Facebook that they could see but just don’t know about.

Chinese school uses facial recognition to monitor student attention in class

Posted in Software on 20th May, 2018 11:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Chinese school has installed facial recognition technology to monitor how attentive students are in class.

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