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ProtonMail is the Snapchat of email, self-destructing encrypted email thanks to MIT scientists

ProtonMail is the Snapchat of email, self-destructing encrypted email thanks to MIT scientists

By 14 July 2014

Secure email clients are fast becoming the gold of the internet amid news of government snooping. Former MIT scientists, consulting with CERN scientists, have teamed up to create an encrypted email client called ProtonMail. ProtonMail is so secure that... >>

How to see who’s tracking you online and stop them easily, why give away your data for free?

How to see who’s tracking you online and stop them easily, why give away your data for free?

By 9 July 2014

Data, it's fast becoming the most valuable commodity on the planet. Google and Facebook are no strangers to issues of privacy invasion as they track everything about anyone they can and sell that information to the highest bidder. Don't give yourself... >>

Find My Friends finds wife 'cheating', raises questions over privacy

Find My Friends finds wife 'cheating', raises questions over privacy

By 17 October 2011

The Apple iOS 5 Find My Friends app seems to have been instrumental in catching a cheating wife, as the app was activated by a suspicious husband hoping to catch her in the act. We say in the act, although Find My Friends doesn't utilise the iPhone's... >>

Google Street View cars invade mobile and laptop location privacy

Google Street View cars invade mobile and laptop location privacy

By 25 July 2011

Google has gotten itself into a guffor again over privacy concerns raised by its Street View cars, which this time have been found to be collecting the locations of millions of laptops and phones.  The cars had been recording street addresses and identifiers... >>

Google offices raided over illegal location tracking

Google offices raided over illegal location tracking

By 3 May 2011

Google looks to be in trouble again over an alleged privacy breach relating to location tracking, as Google's South Korean offices were raided by police over unauthorised personal data collection. Apparently the problem centres around Google's AdMob mobile... >>

Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

By 21 April 2011

Apple is in the firing line for placing iPhone and iPad customers' privacy at risk after reports emerged that the two Apple devices track the users' location before downloading the information onto their computer when synced. The research, coming from... >>

IE9 gets web anti-tracking tool

IE9 gets web anti-tracking tool

By 8 December 2010

Microsoft has just announced that it will be implementing an anti-tracking tool to its IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) browser, which should mean websites will be unable to share or learn about your browsing history. The new anti-tracking addition to IE9, which... >>

Google Wi-Fi data collection an "accident"

Google Wi-Fi data collection an "accident"

By 30 July 2010

Google has been somewhat vindicated as it's been found that the search giant did not collect any "significant" data from Wi-Fi networks, according to findings by the UK's Information Commissioner Office (ICO). Whilst travelling around snapping images... >>

AT&T apologises for iPad hack

AT&T apologises for iPad hack

By 14 June 2010

US mobile phone operator AT&T has apologised to customers for a security breach which left iPad emails exposed. The breach was thanks to a loop-hole on AT&T's site and exploited by a group called Goatse Security who reported the issue to Gawker.com, leading... >>

Zuckerberg admits Facebook privacy controls "missed the mark"

Zuckerberg admits Facebook privacy controls "missed the mark"

By 24 May 2010

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has published an open letter via The Washington Post, in which he basically admits that Facebook has ballsed-up lately when it comes to the services' privacy settings. Zuckergerg said: "Sometimes we move too fast -- and... >>