• News tagged "privacy"

Monday, 28 Dec 2015

China’s new anti-terrorism law will allow it to access encrypted user accounts

China’s new anti-terrorism law will allow it to access encrypted user accounts

China just passed a new anti-terrorism law that would allow the government authorities to demand technical data and help on breaking account encryption from tech companies.

Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

Uber starts disguising phone numbers for safer rides

Uber starts disguising phone numbers for safer rides

Starting today, Uber will now use disguised phone numbers for both riders and drivers, while retaining features that allow both parties to contact each other via the taxi-booking app.

Friday, 9 Oct 2015

GrabTaxi rolls out number masking for better booking privacy

GrabTaxi rolls out number masking for better booking privacy

The new number masking feature protects your phone number from being exploited, and this new GrabTaxi feature applies to both drivers and passengers for taxi and car bookings.

Friday, 31 Jul 2015

Silent Circle's Blackphone 2 to support Android for Work

Silent Circle's Blackphone 2 to support Android for Work

Silent Circle has announced that its next-generation Blackphone 2 will support Google's Android for Work program, giving users more flexibility in managing and securing personal and work data on the same phone.

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Xiaomi moves international user data outside of China

Xiaomi moves international user data outside of China

With Xiaomi aiming to be a global player in mobile phones, International VP Hugo Barra has disclosed that the Chinese company will be moving its international user data to servers outside of China. Users in China will still have their data on local servers.

Monday, 30 Jun 2014

Facebook Conducted Psychological Experiments on 600,000 Users in January 2012

Facebook Conducted Psychological Experiments on 600,000 Users in January 2012

The Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences published a report earlier this month that Facebook conducted psychological experiments on 600,000 users without their knowledge in January 2012.

Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014

Privacy-Centric Blackphone Launches at MWC 2014, Available for Pre-Order

Privacy-Centric Blackphone Launches at MWC 2014, Available for Pre-Order

The world's first privacy phone, the Blackphone is officially launched at Mobile World Congress 2014. It is available for pre-order and will ship in June.

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014

This is a Phone that James Bond Won't Leave Home Without, Will Debut at MWC 2014

This is a Phone that James Bond Won't Leave Home Without, Will Debut at MWC 2014

If privacy is your utmost concern, you may want to consider buying the Blackphone which is the world's first smartphone to give users total control over their privacy.

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013

Android 4.3's App Ops Feature Gives You More Control over Apps

Android 4.3's App Ops Feature Gives You More Control over Apps

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has a hidden feature which allows you to disable some permissions of the apps. You can download a free app, Permission Manager, to gain direct access to this feature. Hit the link to find out more.

Friday, 14 Sep 2012

Google Adds Do-Not-Track Support for Chrome Developer Build

Google Adds Do-Not-Track Support for Chrome Developer Build

Google's latest developer build of Chrome now features Do-Not-Track support. This means we might see this feature in upcoming consumer builds of Google's popular web browser.

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