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Krypton Anonymous Browser – Indie app of the day

by: Joe HindyDecember 20, 2014
Today's indie app of the day is Krypton Anonymous Browser. This browser focuses on privacy and has features like tracker blocking and Tor built in!
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Ghostery Browser released to the Play Store, here’s our quick look!

by: Joe HindyDecember 3, 2014
Ghostery has released their privacy-centric Ghostery Browser to the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store today. Check out our quick look video!
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Would you sell your privacy for $100 a month?

by: Rob TriggsAugust 27, 2014
Luth Research will offer to track your smartphone, tablet, or PC habits in exchange for up to a $100 a month, to then sell your data to the highest bidder. Tempted?
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Ghostery wants more web browsing transparency, will release browser later this year

by: Joe HindyJuly 29, 2014
Ghostery is an add on that helps you browse the web with more transparency. Check out what they have to say about online privacy and their upcoming browser.
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NSA indirectly responsible for new breed of anti-spying smartphones, apps and devices

by: Gary SimsOctober 11, 2013
The moral and political aspects of state-level spying will be debated for years to come, but an interesting side-effect of the NSA's actions is that new business is being created specifically to protect people against spies. The question is, are consumers ready to pay for them?
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Are your photos revealing your location when you post them on the Internet?

by: Gary SimsSeptember 27, 2013
Many people are unaware that photos can contain geo-location information, and that this data can be read by anyone when you post an image on the Internet. You do turn off GeoTagging on your phone?
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Google unveils Inactive Account Manager to handle data after inactivity periods or death

by: Brendan LynchApril 11, 2013
Google unveiled a new feature for Google accounts, the Inactive Account Manager which will help you control what happens to your data when your account goes inactive.
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Google demands probable-cause warrant from cops before handing over user data

by: David GonzalesJanuary 29, 2013
Google requires government agencies to submit probable-cause warrants before handing over user data while an update to the outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 is still in the works.
 
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Will U.S. Police soon need a warrant to read your Gmail?

by: Kristofer WoukSeptember 13, 2012

Image Credit: Center For American Progress

If you live in the USA and you’re worried about someone reading embarrassing emails in your Gmail inbox, you may soon be able to relax a little. In case an amendment proposed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) passes, police will need a warrant to get access to your email. As it stands now, they can get it by just asking.

Introducing the ECPA

Back in 1986, email existed, but it wasn’t nearly as ubiquitous as it is now. At the time, lawmakers didn’t really know how to deal with it, and they certainly weren’t thinking very far forward. When the Electronic [...]

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“Open networks okay for sniffing”, says Illinois judge

by: nathanSeptember 10, 2012
So here's the scenario: You have your own home network. It's never been compromised as far as you know and it's basically for sharing connections with tablets and smart-phones. Your WiFi hub is dutifully spitting out and receiving packets. One day, you get a notice from the MPAA saying you have a DMCA violation. They note they found it through your open WiFi network. Illegal? Not according to one federal judge in Illinois.
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