UK number plate recognition system “one of the largest data gatherers of its citizens in the world”
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm
UK number plate recognition system “one of the largest data gatherers of its citizens in the world”

Cameras, cameras everywhere, and most of them are recording the habits of non-terrorist, non-criminal citizens. Does that bother you at all?

Facebook is pushing Privacy Checkup, but does it go far enough?
By in VPN & Privacy, on December 28, 2015 at 9:03 pm
Facebook is pushing Privacy Checkup, but does it go far enough?

Facebook’s Privacy Checkup is a step in the right direction to make people aware of what info they are sharing and who they are sharing it with. We’d like to see more granular control over the app settings, though.

Clinton fantasizes about imaginary “Manhattan project” to prevent terrorists using encryption
By in VPN & Privacy, on December 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm
Clinton fantasizes about imaginary “Manhattan project” to prevent terrorists using encryption

She wouldn’t force tech companies to give backdoor access to encrypted information to law enforcement, but her alternative shows a lack of understanding.

How to remove apps from Facebook for better privacy
By in VPN & Privacy, on December 3, 2015 at 6:40 pm
How to remove apps from Facebook for better privacy

You might be surprised to see how many old, unused apps are still connected to you Facebook account, possibly still collecting your data.

That “most used words” Facebook quiz is a privacy nightmare
By in VPN & Privacy, on November 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm
That “most used words” Facebook quiz is a privacy nightmare

Over 16 million people have agreed to give up almost every private detail about themselves to a company they likely know nothing about just to play a quiz.

How to figure out what country your cloud data is stored in
By in Cloud and Online Backup, VPN & Privacy, on November 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm
How to figure out what country your cloud data is stored in

Do you know where your cloud data is stored? We’ve come up with a method to track your data transfer to its geographic destination.

US & EU businesses weather privacy storm, hope for Safe Harbour reincarnation
By in VPN & Privacy, on October 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm
US & EU businesses weather privacy storm, hope for Safe Harbour reincarnation

For economic reasons above all else, Safe Harbour is likely to make a comeback, though possibly under a different name. The EU could force the hand of the United States to draw back its mass surveillance programs, succeeding on the behalf of businesses where the interests of individuals failed.

Smartphones and government surveillance – where privacy and security collide
By in VPN & Privacy, on October 7, 2015 at 8:52 pm
Smartphones and government surveillance – where privacy and security collide

When I was growing up The Smurfs were cute cartoon characters and petrol station collectibles. In 2015 they’re something far more sinister – a collection of tools used by the security services to compromise smartphones and the people who own them.

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