Tag Archives: Privacy

Evernote Update

Evernote does listen to their users and they learned – quickly – that we aren’t happy with the proposed privacy changes. After receiving a lot of customer feedback expressing concerns about our upcoming Privacy Policy changes over the past few days, Evernote is reaffirming its commitment to keep privacy at the center of what we […]

Google Drops Tracking Ban

From ProPublica: When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names […]

Is Facebook eavesdropping on your conversations?

From Yahoo Tech . . . Big Brother is listening, and his name is Facebook. The social media giant has never denied that it’s eavesdropping on conversations you have in the vicinity of your phone (if the Facebook app is open, that is), but now, one expert has told NBC that Mark Zuckerberg’s empire may be […]

Privacy Issues in Windows 10

Mike Wright at TNW has an important article about the privacy issues you need to know before you upgrade to Windows 10.

What Privacy?

Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped […]

Extensions for Safe Browsing

From TheNextWeb, a list of browser extensions that will help keep you safe while browsing. Not sure I agree with the author that blocking ads is equivalent to stealing. You don’t see those ads when reading the article in a newsreader . . .

Google’s privacy policy under attack

More fallout from PRISM: The problem with the privacy policy seems to be one that a lot of governments and their constituents are facing: the policy that Google has in place it too hard to understand. “In particular, we believe that the updated policy does not provide sufficient information to enable U.K. users of Google’s […]

Apple responds to PRISM reports

In their statement they outlined what kind of requests they have received. They also explained a bit about how your information is handled: Apple further says that among those requests, the most common came “from police investigating robberies and other crimes, searching for missing children, trying to locate a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, or hoping […]