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The Truth Behind The Privacy Panic Around The Facebook Messenger Requirement

There's been an recent uproar online about Facebook's latest decision to do away with Messenger inside their smartphone Facebook app and forcing users to install the Facebook Messenger app. Many people already use the Messenger app, but some still just message from within the Facebook app. Unfortunately, in the near future, those users will soon [...]

By | August 10th, 2014|Categories: Internet, Mobile, Smartphone|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NSA PRISM Program – More US Government Spying On Americans

Earlier today, I reported on the news that the NSA (National Security Agency) has been receiving daily logs of millions of Americans from Verizon. Now, the same UK newspaper, The Guardian, is reporting about a program the NSA has had in place since 2007, called PRISM. The Guardian claims they have verified the authenticity of [...]

By | June 6th, 2013|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Verizon Ordered To Hand Over Millions Of Phone Records To NSA

This news started hitting the internet yesterday and has become a big issue, especially among privacy advocates, and I don't blame them! If you're a Verizon customer, the NSA (National Security Agency) has started collecting phone records of millions of their subscribers under a top secret court order that was issued back in April. The [...]

Instagram Has The Right To Sell Your Photos Starting January 16th

If you haven't already heard, today Instagram has announced a change in their privacy policy where they state that it has the perpetual right to sell users' photographs without payment or notification. If you remember, Instagram was bought out by Facebook about 3 months ago. The good news is that users have until January 16th [...]

By | December 18th, 2012|Categories: Internet|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Law Enforcement Wants To Invade Our Privacy Even More! – Forcing Carriers To Store SMS Messages For Two Years

It was bound to happen at some point in time, and hopefully Congress will squash it quickly, but according to CNet, state and local law enforcement groups have submitted a request to the U.S. Senate, asking that U.S. wireless carriers be required to retain SMS records for two years and warn that the lack of [...]

By | December 3rd, 2012|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Verizon Selling Your Data; Opt-Out Now!

Verizon has begun selling customer information, according to a report by Yahoo!. The carrier is passing on geographical locations, app usage and even web browsing activities to third-parties. This has of course raised privacy questions. In the beginning of October, Verizon started offering reports to marketers showing what subscribed customers are doing on mobile phones, [...]

By | October 18th, 2012|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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