Guest Post Teaching kids how to conduct themselves online has become a matter of urgency.
Yes, foreign governments will be able to buy the bots. Yes, the data the bots gather can be broadcast in any way Knightscope sees fit. No, there’s no way to opt out of being tracked by these machines.
Guest Post Despite original intentions, current policies have been used by the government to argue that your data does not qualify for the freedom from unwarranted search and seizure, and the right to privacy.
Facial-recognition technology has received scrutiny from plenty of privacy experts. Now something much bigger — and much more powerful — is taking a look at this oft-controversial technology: the federal government.
Ark OS, the private cloud crowdfunding project that aims to enable you to provide all your cloud services right in the comfort — and security — of your home, has beaten its funding goal of $45,000.
“I have to be very careful about everything I say to my friends as I conduct business activities over the same accounts,” said one employee. “My friends don’t understand why I am reluctant to use [Facebook] to talk.”
Don’t forget to take your daily recommended dose of skepticism! Sure to ward off a bad case of the press-release blues.
Your face is now on its way to becoming part of Facebook’s business in one form or another. Unless Franken has something to say about it, of course.
Tor, the top privacy tool for online activists and miscreants alike, is about to jump into the mainstream.
LG spied on us, got caught red-handed, and is now promising to fix the issue. Suuuuure.
Editor’s Pick At companies that run on Google Apps, the Google+ identity machine creates an invasive view of everything you do, including personal email and search conducted from work devices.
Since they’re digitally literate from the start, many younger workers are required or encouraged to use personal Facebook and Twitter accounts to post company-approved messages.
Every time you complain about government spying on Facebook, an NSA agent gets his wings.
Is this facet of modern life something we are getting used to — something that doesn’t bother us any more than using a fob to enter a building?
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Google’s latest Transparency Report makes the scale of government data requests for user information clearer than ever.
A French court ordered Google to remove links to images of former chief of Formula One racing Max Mosley. The press caught Mosley having a “sick Nazi orgy” in 2008, and Mosley said Google’s remaining links to these photos are an invasion of privacy.
Apple released an internal report of government information requests today, saying that countries around the world have asked Apple for private user data on about 2,219 accounts and precisely 36,464 devices between January 1, 2013, and June 30.
BitTorrent Sync, the way to sync your files without Dropbox, without the cloud, and without the risk of the NSA snooping through your private data, just hit the million-user mark.
Editor’s Pick There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them are powered, and most burn out every two years.
Now what if all these could become nodes on a sensor network spanning the entire globe?
The German leader called President Obama demanding clarification and said that if such practices were being employed, it “would be a serious breach of trust” and “completely unacceptable”.
Prism leaker Edward Snowden released a statement to the American Civil Liberties Union today, saying that every Internet transaction that passes the borders of the United States goes through the NSA’s hands, and that no phone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA.
“We do not agree with the Bank of Russia’s decision and intend to contest it in court after receiving the text of the decision,” said a Mail.ru rep.
For Google and Facebook, the race is on to figure out exactly how we use our mobile devices.
In a head-to-head match-up of which countries handle privacy the best, you may be surprised to learn who is respecting your data the most.
Leaders from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), ICANN, the Internet Architecture Board, and other organizations made it clear that the U.S.’s policies and practices in surveillance are harmful to an open web.
When Skype was founded 10 years ago, privacy advocates hailed the Internet VoIP service as a secure tool that would shield its users from surveillance. How quickly things change.
The newest search engine in the world is hidden in the shadows of the Internet, but it shines a light on those shadows that ordinary search engines like Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo can’t.
Guest Post Despite Google’s claim that it is merely looking out for the wellbeing of its users by hiding keyword data, Google doesn’t hide the data if you pay for it. That is, if marketers place paid ads in Google Adwords for their keywords, Google will pass along visitor keyword data.
Adblock Plus, the adblocking service that blocks pop-ups, pop-unders, blinking, and other annoying ads, and recently suggested to Twitter that it apply for whitelisting, revealed today that it only accepts 9.5 percent of advertisers to its whitelisting program.
Editor’s Pick Thousands of people are sharing genetic information on social media sites. Our in-depth report delves into the privacy risks.
Guest Post Andy Thurai is chief architect and CTO of Intel App security and Big Data (@AndyThurai). David Houlding is privacy strategist at Intel (@DavidHoulding).
“It almost looks like it was designed to go in there,” Hilsenteger says.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court today opposing tech companies’ bid to disclose to their users that the government is spying on their data.
Two out of five software engineers working on big data solutions say that government agencies are tracking the data they’re collecting.
Wickr launched on the Android operating system today, promising to keep your information safe from both rogue governments and hackers.
Editor’s Pick HasOffers chief sent an e-mail saying his firm has revised a service after it learned it violated Facebook policies.
One Russian senator is on a crusade to take Twitter to task for violating laws on privacy — from the EU’s Articles of Convention on Human Rights to Russia’s own Personal Data Law.
The transparency report has quickly become the potential saving grace of privacy, but why is it so important?
If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.