Privacy


Is AT&T Spying on Its Users?

Is AT&T Spying on Its Users?

In 2013, the Victorville, California sheriff's office was able to solve a murder mystery using something called Project Hemisph...

Oct 25 2016, 6:01pm CDT

Facebook Signs up for EU's Privacy Shield Data Treaty

Facebook Signs up for EU's Privacy Shield Data Treaty

Social networking giant Facebook has agreed to adopt a new European Union (EU) data accord that allows personal information to...

Oct 16 2016, 7:50am CDT

Chatbots on Facebook Messenger Jeopardize Privacy

Chatbots on Facebook Messenger Jeopardize Privacy

At a time when businesses are obsessed with improving the customer experience, Facebook Messenger chatbots have played a signi...

Sep 4 2016, 5:02am CDT

Niantic and Government Talk Pokemon Go Privacy Problems

Niantic and Government Talk Pokemon Go Privacy Problems

Pokemon Go creators Niantic have responded to a letter from Senator Al Franken that questioned whether the popular game's priva...

Sep 1 2016, 1:58pm CDT

HP's Privacy Screen Sure View Secures Notebooks from Visual Hacking

HP's Privacy Screen Sure View Secures Notebooks from Visual Hacking

HP Inc. on Monday announced that it has introduced HP Sure View, an integrated privacy screen to its notebooks that helps prot...

Aug 29 2016, 5:44am CDT

AshleyMadison Violated Privacy Laws

AshleyMadison Violated Privacy Laws

Ashley Madison, the website that revealed men looking for affairs, used inadequate privacy and security technology, despite mar...

Aug 23 2016, 6:36pm CDT

Facebook Live, Periscope may Lead to Change in Privacy Policies

Facebook Live, Periscope may Lead to Change in Privacy Policies

Because of the ease with which users are able to share live video streams with Facebook Live or Periscope, mobile streaming vi...

Aug 4 2016, 1:45am CDT

Privacy Visor Against Computer Face Recognition Goes on Sale

Privacy Visor Against Computer Face Recognition Goes on Sale

Japanese scientists have been working for years on the Privacy Visor. Now it is going on sale in Japan....

May 13 2016, 5:06am CDT

How Smartphones are Diminishing People's Privacy

How Smartphones are Diminishing People's Privacy

The use of "location-aware" smartphones and voluntary sharing of information is diminishing people's privacy, say researchers f...

Apr 19 2016, 5:01am CDT

Attorney Ted Olson

Apple and Justice Department Clash over iPhone Privacy of Two Dead Terrorists

The FBI has ordered Apple to unlock the iPhone 5c of Syed Rizwan Farook who together with his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 peo...

Feb 22 2016, 5:39am CST

Snapchat

Snapchat Clarifies Reasons behind Its Privacy Policy Revision

Snapchat revised its privacy policy as well as updated its terms of service last week, but in a bid to clarify certain misunder...

Nov 2 2015, 6:08am CST

Facebook Fires Intern After He Reveals Messenger Privacy Flaw

Facebook Cancels Internship After Harvard Student Reveals Messenger Privacy Flaw

A Harvard Facebook intern created an app called Marauder’s Map which led to his summer internship termination....

Aug 14 2015, 3:53am CDT

Privacy and Cortana do not Mix in Windows 10

Privacy and Cortana do not Mix in Windows 10

Cortana wants to know you else she won't talk to you. The Windows 10 privacy controversy is putting the focus on cloud bas...

Aug 4 2015, 6:00am CDT

Russian Parliament approves the internet privacy law

Russian Parliament approves the internet privacy law

Russian lawmakers approve controversial Internet privacy law...

Jul 4 2015, 12:44pm CDT

Tim Cook Believes Privacy is a Fundamental Right

Apple CEO Tim Cook Believes Privacy is a Fundamental Right

In a recent speech Apple’s CEO Tim Cook declared Apple is not the type of company trying to ‘Monetize’ customer’s personal info...

Jun 3 2015, 4:41am CDT

Facebook in Belgian Watchdog Sight Over Privacy Data Issues

Facebook in Belgian Watchdog Sight Over Privacy Data Issues

Facebook may be joining Google in battling out against the European Union soon. A Belgian watchdog group warns that belligerenc...

May 17 2015, 3:34pm CDT

EFF Raises Privacy Concerns over Xerox's Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection

EFF Raises Privacy Concerns over Xerox's Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection

Technology that is aimed at cracking down on carpool-lane misuse is also huge privacy risk....

Apr 28 2015, 5:22am CDT

Facebook faces Lawsuit for Violating Privacy Rights

Facebook faces Lawsuit for Violating Privacy Rights

Thousands of Facebook users alongside lead plaintiff Max Schrems are demanding compensation. Can it prove a big challenge for p...

Apr 10 2015, 6:00am CDT

Tim Cook talks about Apple Watch, Privacy Concerns and More at 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology Conference

Tim Cook talks about Apple Watch, Privacy Concerns and More at 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology Conference

The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, talks about certain matters in his wide-ranging interview at the 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology Conf...

Feb 11 2015, 2:04am CST

Privacy Takes Center Stage At Apple

Privacy Takes Center Stage At Apple

Tuesday’s announcement came with word of new security measures...

Sep 10 2014, 9:49am CDT

George Clooney to Impose Privacy Laws for his Wedding

George Clooney to Impose Privacy Laws for his Wedding

The handsome and debonair actor, George Clooney has apparently persuaded an Italian Mayor to impose privacy protection laws in...

Jun 26 2014, 9:56am CDT

Canadian Supreme Court rules internet anonymity is key to privacy

Canadian Supreme Court rules internet anonymity is key to privacy

Internet users' information requests will now have to go through courts for a warrant in Canada...

Jun 14 2014, 2:01pm CDT

Charlize Theron Compares Privacy Invasion to Rape

Charlize Theron Critized for Comparing Privacy Invasion to Rape

Charlize Theron has caused uproar over her recent tweet. She has compared privacy invasion to rape....

May 31 2014, 8:50am CDT

Iranian court summons Mark Zuckerberg to answer privacy concerns

Iranian court summons Mark Zuckerberg to answer privacy concerns

Facebook CEO has been ordered to attend a hearing to answer complaints over privacy, specifically regarding Instagram and Whats...

May 27 2014, 4:17pm CDT

Facebook adds Anonymous Login feature and better privacy controls

Facebook adds Anonymous Login feature and better privacy controls

Facebook is bringing more power and control into the hands of its users....

May 1 2014, 12:49am CDT

Smartphone Privacy Issues

Smartphone Privacy Issues

Privacy is the top priority of many people and with today’s advanced technology, privacy doesn’t easily come by as putting a pa...

Apr 22 2014, 5:24am CDT

Whatsapp Comes Under New Scrutiny For Privacy Policy, Encryption Gaffs

Facebook no doubt did its due diligence before acquiring messaging app firm WhatsApp for more than the gross domestic product o...

Feb 21 2014, 2:51pm CST

More Privacy Controls for Anonymous App 'Secret'

More Privacy Controls for Anonymous App 'Secret'

One of the hot new technology trends to come out of Silicon Valley recently is anonymous social networking, the act of posting...

Feb 14 2014, 5:16pm CST

Facebook faces opposition to privacy settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook may have considered the matter settled, but a group of consumer and children's advocates are renewing...

Feb 13 2014, 6:25pm CST

Holy Ban Batman - Facebook Takes Privacy Seriously And Bans Sketchy Partner

An interesting piece of news picked up from MyPermissions, a company doing interesting work giving consumers clarity over the t...

Feb 12 2014, 6:40pm CST

GALAXY S5’s take on the Privacy and Fitness

GALAXY S5’s take on the Privacy and Fitness

the new Galaxy S5 will have features focusing on Privacy and Fitness...

Feb 11 2014, 12:29pm CST

Social ID Raises Questions On Data Ownership, Privacy, Monopoly

Social ID Raises Questions On Data Ownership, Privacy, Monopoly

As social networking identities are increasingly used as a gateway to web services, they are beginning to resemble a kind of on...

Jan 31 2014, 8:25pm CST

OfficeMax Letter To "Daughter In Car Crash" Could Be Privacy's Whale Song

OfficeMax Letter To "Daughter In Car Crash" Could Be Privacy's Whale Song

The anti-whaling movement failed and failed, until it didn’t.  The movement took off when, in the late nineteen-sixties, scient...

Jan 19 2014, 3:31pm CST

Blackphone Sets Out To Uphold Objectives Of Privacy

Blackphone Sets Out To Uphold Objectives Of Privacy

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Feb, 24, a joint venture that appears to be somewhat covert in nature between Silent...

Jan 15 2014, 1:11pm CST

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy

When Matt Rogers, co-founder of connected home devices maker Nest, tweeted a picture of himself with Larry Page after the compa...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

It’s only two hours between Sacramento, California’s state capitol, and the Silicon Valley, the world’s technology capital, but...

Jan 6 2014, 11:16am CST

Protecting Your Privacy From Corporations, The Government And You

Protecting Your Privacy From Corporations, The Government And You

Thanks in part to Edward Snowden’s revelations of NSA snooping, privacy was a dominant theme in 2013 and will continue to be in...

Dec 31 2013, 4:41pm CST

I4U news

Privacy advocate exposes NSA spy gear at gathering

Infected iPhones, radar wave devices, and more: Activist pulls curtain back on NSA spy gear LONDON (AP) — A well-...

Dec 30 2013, 4:31pm CST

The Biggest Privacy Stories of 2013

The Biggest Privacy Stories of 2013

Forget “twerking” and “selfies.” Dictionary.com dubbed “privacy” the word of the year in 2013. Here at The Not-So Private Parts...

Dec 23 2013, 8:26am CST

I4U news

UN votes to protect privacy in digital age

General Assembly approves resolution aimed at protecting privacy against unlawful surveillance UNITED NATIONS (AP...

Dec 20 2013, 8:37am CST