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“Shared Endorsements” or how you can be a star in Google’s ads thanks to your Google+ activity

by: Chris SmithOctober 11, 2013
Google will update its privacy policy in order to be able to use Google+ activity in ads and other places as "Shared Endorsements." Opting out of this service is possible.
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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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CM team to offer CyanogenMod account to track your lost phone, new dual-releases planned

by: Rob TriggsAugust 20, 2013
CyanogenMod has announced the details of its new CM Account and Device Finding services, which will help you find your lost phone without compromising on security.
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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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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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