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Uber Movement gives cities a peek into company’s trip data

Uber Movement gives cities a peek into company’s trip data

It’s something urban planners have been dying to have and users will (or should) be dying to protect. Uber is a treasure trove of data about the comings and goings of people because of how it so
Voxer walkie-talkie latest chat app to be encrypted end-to-end

Voxer walkie-talkie latest chat app to be encrypted end-to-end

This morning the folks at Voxer have released their first walkie-talkie functionality in their own app. This functionality will work with end-to-end encryption, making it the only end-to-end encrypted
Can my phone be tracked?

Can my phone be tracked?

Absolutely yes, your smartphone can be tracked – the question we should be asking is: what can we do about it? Today we’re going to run down several easy ways in which we can see our phone being
Tech Privacy 101 – Ways to keep private things private

Tech Privacy 101 – Ways to keep private things private

Privacy is no longer a concern of a few well-informed, conscious, or even paranoid individuals. Given how much of our lives we have stored on computers, phones, or the cloud, digital privacy should
Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails

Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails

The divergence in rulings comes down to interpretations of the 1986 the Stored Communications Act.
Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails

Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails

The divergence in rulings comes down to interpretations of the 1986 the Stored Communications Act.
New York City Says Uber Must Share Ride Data

New York City Says Uber Must Share Ride Data

Privacy concerns lose out to city’s safety and planning agenda.
New York City Says Uber Must Share Ride Data

New York City Says Uber Must Share Ride Data

Privacy concerns lose out to city’s safety and planning agenda.
Facebook Says Ireland’s Challenge to U.S. Data Transfers Is Flawed

Facebook Says Ireland’s Challenge to U.S. Data Transfers Is Flawed

But Ireland's watchdog thinks privacy complaints about Facebook are 'well-founded.'
Comcast Promises It Won’t Sell Customer Internet Browsing Data

Comcast Promises It Won’t Sell Customer Internet Browsing Data

After Congress just voted giving Internet providers more leeway.
Comcast Promises It Won’t Sell Customer Internet Browsing Data

Comcast Promises It Won’t Sell Customer Internet Browsing Data

After Congress just voted giving Internet providers more leeway.
ISPs promise not to sell customers’ personal browsing history

ISPs promise not to sell customers’ personal browsing history

As you’ve likely heard by now, Congress voted earlier this week to reverse FCC rules that prevented internet service providers from selling personal customer data like browsing history.
Delphi looks to profit from your connected car’s data

Delphi looks to profit from your connected car’s data

Delphi moves to provide a turnkey package that distributes high-bandwidth driver assist and entertainment apps -- and then tracks that info for resale, suitably anonymized. The post Delphi looks to
Unroll.Me reminds me how to quick-check my privacy

Unroll.Me reminds me how to quick-check my privacy

The folks at Unroll.Me are in hot water for selling user data to Uber this week – but as they are, I’m reminded to do a check. “Check yourself before your data gets sold to Uber” – that’s as good
Amazon May Share Your Alexa Conversations With Developers

Amazon May Share Your Alexa Conversations With Developers

Goal of data sharing would be to improve service, according to report.
Amazon May Share Your Alexa Conversations With Developers

Amazon May Share Your Alexa Conversations With Developers

Goal of data sharing would be to improve service, according to report.
iRobot CEO pledges to never sell users’ Roomba mapping data

iRobot CEO pledges to never sell users’ Roomba mapping data

Earlier this week, iRobot, the makers of the popular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, was said to have plans to sell the mapping data of users’ homes collected by the devices to third-party companies.
BLU claims innocence and this is why

BLU claims innocence and this is why

The whole situation with AdUps, the Chinese company that provides affordable firmware update software to countless budget Android phones, has somewhat turned into an ugly mess. Although less dramatic
Blu phones return to Amazon after spyware concerns called ‘false alarm’

Blu phones return to Amazon after spyware concerns called ‘false alarm’

Smartphones from Blu are one again available for sale on Amazon. The budget Android devices were pulled from the site for the second time earlier this week over evidence they were still shipping with