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How to Keep Your Privacy in an Era of Pervasive Tracking

Shuli Hallak is in the cloud business. Storing data in the cloud carries risks, but she is working on a secure version owned, operated and managed by …

How Often Does an App Share Your Location? You May Be Surprised

Even for researchers experienced at examining technology that might be invasive, this warning was alarming: “Your location has been shared 5,398 times with Facebook, Groupon, GO Launcher EX and seven other apps in the last 14 days.”<p>The warning was sent to a subject as scientists at Carnegie Mellon …

Hack Like a Pro: How to Keep Your Internet Traffic Private from Anyone

Welcome back, my rookie hackers!<p>"How can I travel and communicate over the Internet without being tracked or spied on by anyone?" It's a question …

Privacy

The Big (Data) Tension between Marketing and Privacy

Credit card companies can analyze consumer purchases to identify the use of stolen credit cards, but they are able to use the same insights to …

Study: Some Popular Android Apps Tracking User Location Once Every Three Minutes

While it can be very useful to have say, a weather app on your smartphone that knows where you are when you want to find out current conditions for …

Web Privacy is the Newest Luxury in Era of Pervasive Tracking

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Shuli Hallak is in the cloud business.<p>Storing data in the cloud carries risks, but she is working on a secure version owned, …

Privacy

Windows Phone users are nearly twice as privacy-conscious as iOS and Android owners - MSPoweruser

In a survey of 1000 UK smartphone owners conducted by ICM Research security company LookOut has found that smartphone owners are increasingly privacy …

How to keep data miners from invading your privacy

The only thing companies value more than money is market data.<p>Knowing what potential customers like and don’t like — their needs, wants, hobbies and …

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Open Source Privacy Tools that Keeps you Safe from NSA

After the Gemalto security breach it is clear that Spy agencies like NSA use their Hackers to gain access to servers. Snowden documents showed that …

Privacy

$50M Lotto Max win can buy anything except anonymity

The hucksters started calling only hours after Brenda Schley's good fortune was announced.<p>Strange cars turned up outside her Clearwater, B.C., home. …

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5 Best Alternatives to Tor Browser to Browse Anonymously

Security of Tor Project, the most popular service to browse the web anonymously, is under suspicion. Tor Project has suffered from a couple of …

Protect Everything. Security, Privacy & Anonymity in One Tiny Package

Details & Requirements<p>Model: Yi Sun-shin<br>• Interfaces: 1Wan , 1LAN , 1USB2.0 (Not used yet) , 1Micro USB(Power)<br>• Wireless: …

Ten tips to avoid identity theft | ZDNet

Encrypt, encrypt, encrypt<p>Virtual private networks (VPNs), IP hiders and HTTPS connections all contribute in making your online activities harder to …

Identity Theft

How to protect personally identifiable information (PII)

Personally identifiable information (PII) is an attractive target for hackers and cyber criminals because it is easy to steal and it is easy to …

Encrypt Gmail messages with SecureGmail

SecureGmail is an open source Chrome browser extension to encrypt and decrypt Gmail messages with one click. After installation you will see a red …

Information Systems

​DARPA launches new-tech program to protect online privacy

The US Defense Department’s research and development agency, DARPA, is launching a new program that aims to use new tech to protect cyber privacy in …

Americans Don’t Think Personal Data Is Secure, Still Trade It For Coupons

What information are you willing to give up to get a discount or other benefits from a retailer? The consulting company Accenture wanted to know how …

The Common Mistakes That Make Your "Strong" Passwords Weak

By now, you probably think you know the drill when it comes to passwords: Avoid pet's names, mix up letters, change your password regularly, blah …

DJ Creates Anti-Paparazzi Clothing Ruins Flash Photos by Excessively Reflecting Light

Thanks to DJ Chris Holmes, celebrities can now ward off those pesky paparazzi and their intrusive photography with ease. They just need to wear …

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7 Ways to Reclaim Your Digital Privacy

The digital spies are watching you—marketers, the NSA, identity thieves, and all kinds of snoops. But the battle's not over. These are the seven best ways to fight back.<p><b>Privacy, we say, is about to come roaring</b> back. No, it's not too late. Yes, we know that Google monetizes both our emails and our …

Who’s Making The Money When Your Smart TV Watches You Back?

We’ve heard plenty of times in the past few years that if you have a smart TV — one that’s internet-enabled, for all that app goodness — that it …

200,000 Consumers (And Counting) Ask Their Phone Companies To Just Let Them Block Robocalls Already

You still hate robocalls. We still hate robocalls. And over 200,000 other Americans hate robocalls, too, and have signed on to a petition asking …

What Is The FREAK Flaw And How Much Should I, Well, Freak Out About It?

There are certain websites that you expect to be secure. The NSA’s and FBI’s sites, for example, or any shopping site you enter your credit card …

Lawmakers Want To Know Who’s Tracking You Online, And Where The Info Goes

Everything you do online — on your phone, on your computer, with anything — leaves a digital wake. Put those trails together and you’ve got one …

Personal Data

21 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you stay anonymous online

Avoiding being tracked online is nearly impossible, but here are a few ways to reduce the risk<p>1. SECURE WEBMAIL WITH EXTENSIONS<p>If you’re using a popular webmail service, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail, and you don’t or can’t make the switch to a more secure service, then consider installing …

Information Systems

A portable router that conceals your Internet traffic | Ars Technica

Def Con presentation unveils OPSEC tool for the rest of us—some assembly required.<p>The news over the past few years has been spattered with cases of …

GameStop Bonus: Trade In Video Game, Get Your Fingerprints Uploaded To National Database For Free

Trading in an old video game isn’t that complicated. Once you finally figure out what you did with the box (it’s under the old coffee mug) and get …

New, Updated Foursquare Is Always Watching You… Even When You Aren’t Running Foursquare

If you launch Foursquare, you expect it to know where you are. The app is explicitly designed to record your location when you open it and so …

Facebook Has Totally Changed Its Stance On Privacy

That was then. Now, it seems, privacy is back—not just as a social norm, but as a business model.<p>On a conference call with investors on Wednesday, Zuckerberg singled out privacy features and private services like messaging and anonymous logins as keys to the company's future growth. Why? "Because," …

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