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The ultimate Catch-22: Google said no Gmail privacy 10 years ago

by: Joe HindyAugust 15, 2013
Consumer Watchdog recently exposed Google for saying that people shouldn't expect privacy when using Gmail. The Internet, of course, is enraged.
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How to block phone calls on your Android phone

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 29, 2013

Keeping in touch with family and friends has become easier and faster — thanks to our Android smartphone. However, not all people who can contact us through our mobile phones are people that we love and cherish; some are spammers, annoying strangers, telemarketers, and other unwanted callers. You don’t need to suffer these unwanted calls. Block them!

In this guide, learn how to block phone calls on your Android phone. You may also skip to our video guide below.

Built-in call blocking features

Most Android phones allow you to block contacts on your phone. The procedure can be unique on your Android phone. It varies from phone to phone.

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Worried about PRISM? How much would you pay for better privacy?

by: J. Angelo RacomaJune 30, 2013
In light of the PRISM scandal, we know that Big Brother is watching, and our connected nature makes it easy to spy upon us. How much should we be willing to spend to protect our privacy?
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CyanogenMod adds encrypted messaging to help beat the NSA

by: Gary SimsJune 27, 2013
Koushik Dutta has started to integrate a secure messaging service that transparently encrypts all instant messages between devices running CyanogenMod. The question is, shouldn't Google be doing the same for stock Android?
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Google faces fines in France over user data policy

by: Nate SwannerJune 20, 2013
In france, a watchdog group called the “National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties”, or CNIL, has pointed out in as statement that Google is preventing users from “knowing how their personal data may be used and from controlling such use.” In a statement, the CNIL alleges that Google has breached the French data protection act of 1978, and demands users have more control over their personal information, and how it’s used.
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Privacy commissioners from around the world write to Google to get more details on Glass

by: Gary SimsJune 20, 2013
Government privacy officials from six countries, including Canada, have written to Google asking for more details about its new wearable smart device. What can Google do to help protect individuals' privacy rights around the world?
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CyanogenMod founder wants to help protect your data with incognito mode for Android

by: Rob TriggsJune 12, 2013
Steve Kondik, founder of the popular CyanogenMod ROM, is creating an incognito mode for Android to help protect user data from prying applications. Read on for more details!
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Now that Google Glass has been rooted what are the security challenges and privacy issues?

by: Gary SimsMay 1, 2013
The problem is that Google Glass hears and sees everything you do. In a worse case scenario a hacked version of Google Glass can store and transmit everything you see and hear to a malicious third party.
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Open source OSes at bigger risk of spying?

by: J. Angelo RacomaApril 24, 2013
Are open source OSes secure because you can scrutinize their source code, or are these risky because malicious entities can insert spyware into the code?
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New Google Wallet Merchant Center addresses privacy concerns

by: Gary SimsApril 23, 2013
Google has started to role out a new version of its Google Wallet Merchant Center that addresses recent privacy concerns.
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