If you have been using Facebook the past few days, your news feed may have been bombarded with statuses denying Facebook the right to use their photos and other data, following and update to their terms and conditions at the beginning of the New Year. These statuses have notably been […]
A list of guidelines have been sent to Google from European Privacy Regulators, pinpointing different methods Google could use to keep within European laws and stay out of trouble with individual governments in regards to user privacy.
Research by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) has shown that the majority of popular apps on iOS and Android are failing at user privacy after monitoring 1,211 apps in total. The GPEN have since argued that users deserve to be in control of the data being taken regardless of […]
Following major hacks and security breaches this past week including the iCloud photo leak and the Home Depot breach, LinkedIn has announced the introduction of 3 new tools designed to give users top security and control over their accounts in order to protect them from their accounts being accessed by […]
Recent tests have led researchers to believe that our Facebook posts and daily mood are influenced by the stories we read on our news feed. The data collected suggests that people who are exposed to more positive stories are more likely to use more positive words in their own posts, […]
LinkedIn have fallen into a legal issue as a result of sending unwarranted emails to contacts in users’ address books in an attempt to attract more customers to sign up. Spam emails have reportedly been sent to individuals outside of the network, requesting them to connect with users in their […]
Life logging has always been popular through the use of diaries and online blogs, however the more recent crazes include the use of wearable technology.
In 2012, the European Union Commission published plans for a “right to be forgotten” law which would force online services such as Google to erase the links to data detailing an individual unless a legitimate reason to do otherwise outweighed the request. The plans were developed in order to erase […]
An ex-politician re-seeking election wants links to negative articles of him to be removed. A man convicted of possessing child abuse images requests links to his convictions to be wiped. A doctor wants negative feedback on his practice to disappear from the web. Here is only 3 of the many […]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced earlier this month that Snapchat, a popular image and video sending application, suffered an alleged security breach in January this year when the names and numbers of approximately 4.6 million users were said to have been collected from Apple iOS devices. It is reported […]
There has recently been a lot of online worry about the Heartbleed bug however many people are still unaware of what it is and what they should do if they have been affected. The Heartbleed bug is a virus which is found in the open SSL software library. It is […]