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Trump's New FCC Chairman Lets ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent

Trump's New FCC Chairman Lets ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent

March 02, 2017Mohit Kumar
Bad News for privacy concerned people! It will be once again easier for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell your personal data fo...
Signal Messaging App Rolls Out Encrypted Video Calling

Signal Messaging App Rolls Out Encrypted Video Calling

February 14, 2017Swati Khandelwal
WhatsApp and Facebook have so far the largest end-to-end encrypted video calling network of all, but now another popular end-to-end encry...
Smart TV Maker Fined $2.2 Million For Spying on Its 11 Million Users

Smart TV Maker Fined $2.2 Million For Spying on Its 11 Million Users

February 07, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Your government is spying on you! Businesses are spying on you! Your phone and browser are constantly spying on you! Even your TV is spyi...
China makes VPNs illegal to tighten its Great Firewall

China makes VPNs illegal to tighten its Great Firewall

January 23, 2017Wang Wei
China is long known for its strict Internet censorship laws through the Great Firewall of China – China's Golden Shield project that...
Police Ask for Amazon Echo Data to Help Solve a Murder Case

Police Ask for Amazon Echo Data to Help Solve a Murder Case

December 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hey, Alexa! Who did this murder? Arkansas police are seeking help from e-commerce giant Amazon for data that may have been recorded on ...
'Web Of Trust' Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users' Data — Uninstall It Now

'Web Of Trust' Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users' Data — Uninstall It Now

November 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. B...
How to Start Secret Conversations on Facebook Messenger

How to Start Secret Conversations on Facebook Messenger

October 05, 2016Swati Khandelwal
If you are looking for ways to start a secret conversation on Facebook Messenger with your friends, then you are at the right place. In...
Apple Tracks Who You're Chatting Using iMessage — and Shares that Data with Police

Apple Tracks Who You're Chatting Using iMessage — and Shares that Data with Police

September 28, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Doing conversations with your friend on iMessage and thinking that they are safe and out of reach from anyone else other than you and you...
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...
FBI Director — You Should Cover Your Webcam With Tape

FBI Director — You Should Cover Your Webcam With Tape

September 14, 2016Mohit Kumar
Should you put a tape or a sticker over the lens of your laptop's webcam? Yes, even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and FBI Director ...
WhatsApp to Share Your Data with Facebook — You have 30 Days to Stop It

WhatsApp to Share Your Data with Facebook — You have 30 Days to Stop It

August 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Nothing comes for Free, as "Free" is just a relative term used by companies to develop a strong user base and then use it for t...
Germany and France declare War on Encryption to Fight Terrorism

Germany and France declare War on Encryption to Fight Terrorism

August 24, 2016Mohit Kumar
Yet another war on Encryption! France and Germany are asking the European Union for new laws that would require mobile messaging servic...
France warns Microsoft to Stop Collecting Windows 10 Users' Personal Data

France warns Microsoft to Stop Collecting Windows 10 Users' Personal Data

July 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
We have heard a lot about privacy concerns surrounding Windows 10 and accusations on Microsoft of collecting too much data about users ...
Core Tor Contributor Leaves Project; Shutting Down Important Tor Nodes

Core Tor Contributor Leaves Project; Shutting Down Important Tor Nodes

July 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Another blow to the Tor Project : One of the Tor Project's earliest contributors has decided to quit the project and shut down all of...
Traveling to US? Agencies want to Spy on your Social Media activities right from Airport

Traveling to US? Agencies want to Spy on your Social Media activities right from Airport

June 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hey! Welcome to the United States. May we have your Twitter handle, please? That's exactly what you'll likely be asked by the U...
Photo reveals even Zuckerberg tapes his Webcam and Microphone for Privacy

Photo reveals even Zuckerberg tapes his Webcam and Microphone for Privacy

June 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
What do you do to protect your 'Privacy' and keep yourself safe from potential hackers? Well, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just...
Facebook Ads now Tracks you, Even if you don't have an Account

Facebook Ads now Tracks you, Even if you don't have an Account

May 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
There's nowhere to hide across the web, especially from the marketing and advertising companies. If you are paranoid about your pri...
Facebook Sued for illegally Scanning Users' Private Messages

Facebook Sued for illegally Scanning Users' Private Messages

May 20, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Facebook is in trouble once again regarding its users' privacy. Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit in Northern California ov...
Microsoft Sues US Govt Over Unconstitutional Secret Data Requests

Microsoft Sues US Govt Over Unconstitutional Secret Data Requests

April 14, 2016Mohit Kumar
Microsoft is suing the Department of Justice (DoJ) to protest the gag order that prevents technology companies from telling their custome...
The Best Way to Send and Receive End-to-End Encrypted Emails

The Best Way to Send and Receive End-to-End Encrypted Emails

March 18, 2016Swati Khandelwal
How many of you know the fact that your daily e-mails are passaged through a deep espionage filter? This was unknown until the whist...
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