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Facebook: Send us all your nudes, so we can block their distribution
Facebook: Send us all your nudes, so we can block their distribution
Facebook has released a feature in Australia that sounds more like a teenage boys' prank than a real feature. Company asks people who are worried ...... 09 Nov 2017 - 4 comments
OnePlus decides collecting private data isn't nice after all
OnePlus decides collecting private data isn't nice after all
The Chinese smartphone OnePlus was a few days ago caught pants in their ankles collecting data from their customers. A OnePlus 2 user found ...... 15 Oct 2017
Senate voted to allow selling your browser history to advertisers
Senate voted to allow selling your browser history to advertisers
The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to allow service providers to sell private web browsing data to third parties, namely advertisers. Under Democratic ...... 25 Mar 2017 - 5 comments
1 million people now use Facebook through Tor
1 million people now use Facebook through Tor
Facebook has announced today that over 1 million people now access the social media site through Tor for "a variety of reasons related to privacy, ...... 26 Apr 2016 - 10 comments
Google faces $18 million privacy fine
Google faces $18 million privacy fine
Google has been given until February to change its management of data from users or else face a fine of up to $18 million. The threat comes ...... 16 Dec 2014
15 percent of U.S. consumers had their personal data breached last year, most didn't care
15 percent of U.S. consumers had their personal data breached last year, most didn't care
According to a new survey by Consumer Reports, 15 percent of all U.S. consumers were victims of personal data breaches in 2013. Perhaps most ...... 31 May 2014 - 1 comment
'Brightest Flashlight' Android app that stored location data without user consent gets no FTC fine
'Brightest Flashlight' Android app that stored location data without user consent gets no FTC fine
Back in December, we reported that one of the most popular apps in the Google Play Store, "Brightest Flashlight," which has been downloaded ...... 14 Apr 2014 - 3 comments
Meet the Blackphone: A privacy heavy high-end Android device
Meet the Blackphone: A privacy heavy high-end Android device
Silent Circle, the encrypted email service provider, and Geeksphone, the small Spanish smartphone startup best known for its early Firefox OS ...... 15 Jan 2014 - 7 comments
New law in China requires you to identify yourself online
New law in China requires you to identify yourself online
The Chinese government has passed a new law that will require all citizens to identify themselves with ID when signing up for Internet and mobile ...... 29 Dec 2012 - 6 comments
Kim Dotcom speaks of new Megaupload; Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom
Kim Dotcom speaks of new Megaupload; "Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom"
Kim Dotcom has come out swinging, again. The founder of file-sharing public enemy #1 Megaupload, has said the site will be back, and this ...... 29 Aug 2012 - 8 comments
Maryland first to ban employers from asking for Facebook login details
Maryland first to ban employers from asking for Facebook login details
Once Governor Martin O'Malley signs the bill, Maryland will be the first state to ban employers from asking prospective employees for their ...... 21 Apr 2012 - 5 comments
Facebook is against employers asking for login details
Facebook is against employers asking for login details
Following a recent report that employers are now asking for Facebook details for prospective employees, the social networking giant has responded. ...... 24 Mar 2012 - 16 comments
EU to harmonize data protection laws
EU to harmonize data protection laws
All member states to harmonize laws related to data protection. The European Commission (EC) is seeking bloc-wide reform of data protection ...... 29 Nov 2011 - 3 comments
Parents know their underage children are using Facebook and many help set up accounts
Parents know their underage children are using Facebook and many help set up accounts
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a US law intended to prevent the collection and use of personal information from children ...... 03 Nov 2011 - 4 comments
Google starts promoting encrypted search to protect user privacy
Google starts promoting encrypted search to protect user privacy
Google is working to add some additional privacy in the form of a secure search page. As they roll it out, people signed into Google accounts ...... 19 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
US Congressman wants answers from Amazon about Kindle Fire privacy questions
US Congressman wants answers from Amazon about Kindle Fire privacy questions
A US legislator is asking Amazon to answer some questions about potential privacy implications related to their Kindle Fire tablet. Representative ...... 17 Oct 2011 - 1 comment
Spotify continues to ignore complaints about Facebook requirement
Spotify continues to ignore complaints about Facebook requirement
Spotify seems to be completely missing the point when it comes to concerns with their new signup system which requires a Facebook account. ...... 30 Sep 2011 - 6 comments
Privacy groups ask FTC to investigate Facebook for tracking, misleading consumers
Privacy groups ask FTC to investigate Facebook for tracking, misleading consumers
A coalition of US privacy and civil rights groups wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook over alleged deceptive trade practices. ...... 30 Sep 2011 - 4 comments
EU not ready to sign ACTA just yet
EU not ready to sign ACTA just yet
The EU will not be participating in a signing ceremony for the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) intellectual property treat according ...... 29 Sep 2011 - 5 comments
Report: Security in embedded automotive systems is sorely lacking
Report: Security in embedded automotive systems is sorely lacking
A new report highlights several security deficiencies in modern automototive electronics systems. The report was released by McAfee in partnership ...... 08 Sep 2011 - 3 comments
German privacy official bans Facebook like button
German privacy official bans Facebook "like" button
Website operators in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein have until the end of September to get remove all Facebook "like" buttons or face ...... 19 Aug 2011 - 12 comments
Google to be audited on privacy
Google to be audited on privacy
Search giant is to be audited for next twenty years following Buzz privacy complaints. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said Google ...... 30 Mar 2011 - 1 comment
     

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