Microsoft clarifies that you will be able to turn off its Kinect camera if you want to.
There goes my great plan to use Glass to help me remember people I’m supposed to know.
Shockingly, most people didn’t want a social network in their email inbox, so the experiment that consisted of Google taking your inbox and insta-poofing a social network into sudden awkward existence never had a prayer of upsetting Facebook, Twitter, or even MySpace.
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Web security firm AVG has already demonstrated its dedication to user privacy by adding Do Not Track to its software. Now it’s doubling down on that by buying privacy firm PrivacyChoice.
Bang With Friends, the app that connects you with Facebook friends looking to hook up, was removed from the Apple app store only a week after it made its debut.
Congress sent Google a letter recently demanding to know just how the company plans to protect the privacy of Google Glass users — and non-users.
Don’t worry. That’s just the neighborhood drone spying on you through your window.
We’re going back to the future, according to Monetate: going back to a time when all commerce was personal.
Twitter is losing its legal director Nicole Wong to the White House in the name of privacy. President Obama has tapped her as his newest Chief Privacy Officer.
Really, you wouldn’t have thought a proposal to Borg the entire human species would have met with such resistance.
“I am overwhelmed that our vision has reached its destination,” wrote Secure.me co-founder Mario Grobholz on the company blog. “The deal with Avast is the most crucial milestone in our company’s history.”
Google Glass-owning pervs could one day snap your photo just by winking at you. You can’t make this stuff up.
Guest Post User data has fueled the growth of apps in the mobile economy.
In case it wasn’t already clear, Siri is bad news if you’re concerned with data security.
The IRS may stand on the side of the law that says warrants are not necessary to access personal emails.
Shortly after releasing Burner for iOS, Ad Hoc Labs is bring its disposable phone number app to Android. Craigslist sellers rejoice.
“Most app makers are trustworthy,” the ad says. “However, in the wrong hands, who knows what they’ll do with your info?”
Florida’s House subcommittee unanimously voted in favor of a bill that would make posting revenge porn a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, which could set a powerful precedent.
Google is resisting a national security letter (NSL) from the FBI demanding that it offer up private information about its users.
California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal has introduced the “Right to Know Act 2013,” which would force businesses to tell consumers what personal data they have and where it is being shared.
Google is about to get hit with another round of investigations from European regulators — a day after its privacy director announced she was stepping down.
Google privacy director Alma Whitten is stepping down after a tough three-year tenure. And her successor won’t have it much better.
Apple updated its FindMyFriends app to allow you to get alerts when your friends enter or leave a custom-set radius around the location of your choice.
Guest Post Here’s what you should know about the future of wiretapping on VoIP services.
Perhaps Apple will provide a coupon for a free game of Whack-a-Mole with its next iOS update.
“It looks like Andew got slammed into a desk by federal agents while trying to hand his phone to his lawyer after the court asked for his phone,” his publicist told me via email.
“It’s a f*cking ludicrous charge,” Auernheimer told me this morning from New Jersey. “The FBI has tried to frame me for terrorism five times, and by their own admission they’ve been surveilling me since I was 15 years old.”
National Security Letters allow the government to secretly request information about you from companies you’re associated with. A judge ruled them unconstitutional today.
The moral of the story: Keep the illegal stuff to your personal email accounts, kids.
Qustodio, which creates software that lets parents see into a child’s browsing behavior and application use on many devices, received $1 million in seed funding today.
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With this settlement, HTC must immediately stop making false promises about how it respects its customers’ privacy. It must also fire up new security measures.
“The decisions are more than amazing,” Thilo Weichert, a German privacy commission, said in a statement.
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Microsoft really wants its Outlook.com email app to pick up new users. Its solution? Attack the hell out of Google’s incredibly popular Gmail service.
Guest Post Social networks come and go. So what do you do with your data when the sun sets on one social graph and rises on another?
Just as Path was beginning to put last year’s controversy over its access to user address books, the social networking app is in hot water again over location data within images.
Wickr, a self-destructing messages app, released new features today in the hopes that people will start to use its privacy app instead of texts and less secure messaging channels.