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Google must give the FBI emails stored in foreign servers, judge rules

Google must give the FBI emails stored in foreign servers, judge rules Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter ruled that Google would have to surrender emails stored outside the U.However, in this new case, Judge Rueter of the U.

Facebook ups the ante on security

Facebook ups the ante on security Social networking giant Facebook has announced a new security feature, as the company looks to improve protection for its users.“That means when you log into Facebook from a new phone or browser, you'll enter a special security code from your phone in addition to your password.

You might have to prove your identity before topping up your phone credit in India

You might have to prove your identity before topping up your phone credit in India In India, people may soon be asked to prove their identity before topping credit to their pay as you go phone.In a move to fight digital fraud, the country’s Supreme Court has asked the government to make it mandatory for prepaid mobile phone subscribers to disclose their identity before adding refilling credit to their account.

Vizio to pay $2.2 million to the FTC for unprecedented spying on US customers

Vizio to pay $2.2 million to the FTC for unprecedented spying on US customers Here’s more, from the FTC: First, Vizio provides aggregate viewing information to third parties for the purposes of measuring audience engagement (what did people watch and how did they watch it).That’s precisely what the FTC found: Defendants facilitate the provision of demographic information to third parties about VIZIO television viewers.

Police use pacemaker data to charge Ohio man with arson and fraud

Police use pacemaker data to charge Ohio man with arson and fraud A man in Ohio was arrested and charged with arson and insurance fraud after police looked at medical data on his pacemaker.The case has raised some serious privacy concerns around medical devices, their data, and who can access it.

Sean Spicer's WHOIS data is public for everyone to see

Sean Spicer's WHOIS data is public for everyone to see Until very recently, Donald Trump's White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, had his personal website listed on his Twitter profile, SeanSpicer.The first time it went straight to voicemail where Spicer identifies himself and ties himself to a GOP email address.

U.S. House of Representatives approves Email Privacy Act, Senate up next

U.S. House of Representatives approves Email Privacy Act, Senate up next For about 31 years now, our electronic data — such as our email messages — has been protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).Now, the United States House of Representatives has passed a new Email Privacy Act that could address some concerns with the aging ECPA, as PCWorld reports.

Signal, Snowden's favorite private messenger, is testing a video call feature

Signal, Snowden's favorite private messenger, is testing a video call feature A beta version of the secure messaging platform is now available on Google Play, which includes an additional toggle for "video calling beta" when you go into settings.Any messages you send will be scrambled and can only be "unscrambled" by the intended recipient.

How to hide photos on your Android phone and keep those saucy snaps private

How to hide photos on your Android phone and keep those saucy snaps private Here’s how to hide photos on your Android device.More: How to share photos on Android (and our favorite apps to use) Sadly, there’s no secure function for hiding photos on a stock Android device.

NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy

NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy But a new study from iSchool says most users aren’t even aware that their private data is being told to advertising networks and third party providers which deliver targeted ads, NordVPN says.“Or, worse yet, a woman who has suffered the trauma of miscarriage is often still persecuted by pregnancy ads, following her from once-visited pregnancy sites,” NordVPN says.

India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate

India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate 3, privacy was the hot topic of debate among many in India, thanks to a tweet that showed random people being identified on the street via Aadhaar, India's ubiquitous database that has biometric information of more than a billion Indians.The government dialled techies, people like Nandan Nilekani, a founder of India's mammoth IT firm Infosys, for help.

This privacy app may work for White House aides, but it's still a mystery

This privacy app may work for White House aides, but it's still a mystery Second, the texts disappear as soon as they're read.This all fits with the app's motto of sorts, which is that they believe texts should be as private as "the spoken word.

You can track someone's live location and where they live for just a couple of dollars

You can track someone's live location and where they live for just a couple of dollars There is a black market offering deeply personal information on people in China, and all you need is $30 and their phone number to check up on someone.Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has uncovered a mine of personal data on social media offering up shockingly detailed information such as people's identity card numbers, home addresses, and even live location data, based off their phones.

Bipartisan bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingray cell tracker

Bipartisan bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingray cell tracker A rare alliance of Democratic and Republican members of the US Congress could lead to increased restrictions on how police officers can deploy so-called Stingray cell phone trackers.This bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingrays.

German watchdog: Parents, destroy these creepy smart dolls right now

German watchdog: Parents, destroy these creepy smart dolls right now You know how the saying goes: Keep your friends close unless those friends are Wi-Fi connected dolls, in which case you might want to destroy them.A German government watchdog is urging parents to be on high alert for an unconventional personal security threat that may be lurking in their own homes — a children's doll called "My Friend Cayla.

Germany bans the My Friend Cayla dolls, calling them an espionage device

Germany bans the My Friend Cayla dolls, calling them an espionage device “We’re very concerned about the fact that these dolls are essentially spying on your kids’ private conversations,” Claire Gartland, director of the nonprofit’s Consumer Privacy Project told NPR.It certainly wasn’t enough for German regulators, who decided to ban the doll altogether, calling it an “espionage device.

These two tools teach you how incredibly creepy Facebook is

These two tools teach you how incredibly creepy Facebook is Two tools that can help you do that — at least when it comes to your Facebook data — are Data Selfie and Stalkscan.De Ceukelaire believes that privacy blog posts and articles "only reach the intellectual, educated community" who are already interested in privacy.

How the UK government can hack your personal data

How the UK government can hack your personal data From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.Here's a provisional guide: Before you land, your data has already been sent to the UK's border agency for risk assessment.

Privacy settings: Friends only

Privacy settings: Friends only No.: 5836?

This Flter device promises to protect you from the internet’s prying eyes

This Flter device promises to protect you from the internet’s prying eyes We’re all aware of the importance of online privacy and security, but not all of us make the effort to protect ourselves and our information.A new company wants to simplify security with Flter, an unassuming network device that they claim will “filter” the internet.