Awww isn't that nice, Samsung's giving the first 100 Galaxy Nexus buyers £250s worth of media and a £100 voucher, plus it's put them all in touch with each other -- by accident. Oh dear Samsung, bit of a privacy blunder that one.
Germany's Data Protection Authority is not happy with Facebook. It claims the social network's facial recognition system is a form of biometric data harvesting, for which it should've first sought the permission of users.
The other day, while sitting in our car with the windows down, my wife and I had a heated argument. Bad words. Yelling. A fist or two slammed into our car's centre console. Though we both received nominations, we never reached consensus on which one of us was wrong, and the whole thing blew over by time we pulled into the service station.
Citing employees at Hamburg Data Protection, Bloomberg claims that Facebook's cookies will still actively track your online activity even if you've cancelled your account. But it mostly just seems like tin hat paranoia.
Ever been searching Google for something and you saw an ad displayed and thought, "How the hell is that relevant?" Now with a single click you can see why Google paired that ad with you and block others from annoying sources.
The great thing about the iPhone and iPad? It's just so damn fun to use. You pick it up, swipe and enjoy. The bad thing about the iPhone and iPad? Everyone wants to pick up your iDevice, swipe and enjoy too. AND THERE COULD BE SECRET PICS IN THERE. Protect yourself with My Secret Folder.
I have pretty secure passwords, as much to keep would-be miscreants at bay as to keep my friends and family from finding out just how horrible a life I'm living. But according to a study, a full 11 percent of Brits plan to leave their passwords in their will.
It sounds like the plot of a mid-tier thriller, but it actually happened: German governments have been deploying state-sponsored malware to spy on its citizens... for two years. And the trojan they used is serious business.
Sharing your Spotify music on Facebook can be a little embarrassing. No biggie, just go private or deactivate Facebook from Spotify, right? Not quite! A bug in Spotify's client was logging users back into Facebook, even after they'd deactivated the service.
Facebook really changed things up last week. Oh sure, it's as disrespectful of my privacy as ever, but now it's enlisted the entire web to help. So I'm done with anything that requires a Facebook login.
Californians can finally breathe easy for having regained their privacy rights. A new law passed by the state Assembly bans the warrantless search of not just cell phones, but all portables that could conceivably send a message. Count your iPads safe, too.