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Facebook slapped with $1.43 million fine for violating users' privacy in Spain

Facebook slapped with $1.43 million fine for violating users' privacy in Spain

September 11, 2017Wang Wei
Facebook is once again in trouble regarding its users' privacy. The social media giant has recently been heavily fined once again f...
US Judge Ordered Google to Hand Over Emails Stored On Foreign Servers to FBI

US Judge Ordered Google to Hand Over Emails Stored On Foreign Servers to FBI

February 06, 2017Swati Khandelwal
In this world of global mass surveillance by not the only US, but also intelligence agencies across the world, every other country wants ...
Germany Bans Facebook From Collecting WhatsApp Data

Germany Bans Facebook From Collecting WhatsApp Data

September 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Just last month, the most popular messaging app WhatsApp updated its privacy policy and T&Cs to start sharing its user data with its...
Dutch Police Seize Two VPN Servers, But Without Explaining... Why?

Dutch Police Seize Two VPN Servers, But Without Explaining... Why?

September 03, 2016Mohit Kumar
Recently, two European countries, France and Germany, have declared war against encryption with an objective to force major technology comp...
Check 'My Activity' Dashboard to know how much Google knows about you

Check 'My Activity' Dashboard to know how much Google knows about you

June 29, 2016Swati Khandelwal
It's no secret that Google knows a lot about you. The company tracks almost everything you do on the Internet, including your searc...
Anti-Encryption Bill Released, would Kill your Privacy and Security

Anti-Encryption Bill Released, would Kill your Privacy and Security

April 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The United States anti-encryption bill will kill your Privacy. In the wake of the Apple vs. FBI case, two leading Intelligence Comm...
ISPs Sell Your Data to Advertisers, But FCC has a Plan to Protect Privacy

ISPs Sell Your Data to Advertisers, But FCC has a Plan to Protect Privacy

March 11, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has put forward a proposal that aims to protect Internet user's privacy. The proposal [ ...
France Orders Facebook To Stop Tracking Non-Users or Face Fines

France Orders Facebook To Stop Tracking Non-Users or Face Fines

February 09, 2016Rakesh Krishnan
8th February 2016 would be considered as a cursed day in the history of Facebook. You might have known that just yesterday India bans Fa...
WhatsApp to Share your Personal Data With Facebook

WhatsApp to Share your Personal Data With Facebook

January 29, 2016Wang Wei
Recently the Facebook-owned messaging app dropped its $1 annual subscription fee to make WhatsApp Free for Lifetime . Now, WhatsApp ...
Microsoft Collecting More Data of Windows 10 Users than Initially Thought

Microsoft Collecting More Data of Windows 10 Users than Initially Thought

January 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
After several controversial data mining and privacy invasion features within Microsoft's newest operating system, Microsoft contin...
North Korea's Red Star OS (Looks Like Mac OS X) Spies on its Own People

North Korea's Red Star OS (Looks Like Mac OS X) Spies on its Own People

December 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
North Korea has its own homegrown computer operating system that looks remarkably just like Apple’s OS X, which not only prevents potent...
Microsoft Keeps Backup of Your Encryption Key on its Server — Here's How to Delete it

Microsoft Keeps Backup of Your Encryption Key on its Server — Here's How to Delete it

December 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Have you recently purchased a Windows computer? Congratulations! As your new Windows computer has inbuilt disk encryption feature th...
Privatoria — Best VPN Service for Fast, Anonymous and Secure Browsing

Privatoria — Best VPN Service for Fast, Anonymous and Secure Browsing

October 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
PRIVACY  – a bit of an Internet buzzword nowadays. Why? Because the business model of the Internet has now become data collection. I...
My Government Doesn't Understand How Encryption and Cyber Security Work

My Government Doesn't Understand How Encryption and Cyber Security Work

September 21, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Almost every day or every second day, When I come across various announcements in Newspaper, TV News Channels, and Press releases that.....
Tails 1.3 Released, Introduces 'Electrum Bitcoin Wallet'

Tails 1.3 Released, Introduces 'Electrum Bitcoin Wallet'

February 27, 2015Wang Wei
A new Tails 1.3 has been released with support to a secure Bitcoin wallet. Tails, also known as the ' Amnesic Incognito Live System...
Facebook Now Accessible Via Tor Anonymous Network Using .Onion Address

Facebook Now Accessible Via Tor Anonymous Network Using .Onion Address

October 31, 2014Swati Khandelwal
If you are fan of the largest social networking site Facebook, but also want to remain anonymous while using your Facebook account, then the...
Google shamed and forced by France to Display 'Privacy Violation Fine' Notice on its homepage

Google shamed and forced by France to Display 'Privacy Violation Fine' Notice on its homepage

February 10, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Last Saturday millions of France Internet users saw a strange message on Google's Homepage, rather than any GOOGLE DOODLE, as shown ...
28% of Internet Users know the Importance of Online Privacy Tools

28% of Internet Users know the Importance of Online Privacy Tools

January 22, 2014Anonymous
Privacy is “workings of your mind”. We share our personal moments captured in images, credit card details, thoughts that are personal or...
Snowden says, NSA works closely with Germany and other Western state for spying

Snowden says, NSA works closely with Germany and other Western state for spying

July 07, 2013Mohit Kumar
In an interview to be published in this week's of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said the US National Security Agency  works close...
Digital privacy, Internet Surveillance and The PRISM - Enemies of the Internet

Digital privacy, Internet Surveillance and The PRISM - Enemies of the Internet

June 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
If you have followed the startling revelations about the scope of the US government's surveillance efforts, you may have thought you we...