Tag: privacy

Tim Cook Promises Privacy As A Core Value

Tim Cook sat down with NPR for an interview yesterday, saying that Apple value customer’s privacy. Though this obviously puts them at odds with the...

Watch Random People React To Smartphone App Permissions Requests

Do you read the privacy policies or permissions requests for the apps and services you use every day? If you’re like most people, your answer...

OS X’s Spotlight Overrides Mail.app Privacy Settings, Could Give Spammers A Leg Up

Spam and marketing emails often contain content—typically images served up from a remote Web server—that make it possible to see if recipients actually opened the message in...

What You Need To Know About Apple’s Two-Factor Authentication

By now, you’ve likely heard about how a hacker leaked revealing photos of celebrities onto the Internet, supposedly though Apple’s iCloud service. Apple now says that the...

Make Your Mac Kid Friendly By Mastering Parental Controls

There are probably lots of things that you don’t want your kids to access on your Mac. Your work documents. Questionable websites. Anything involving Justin...

Keep Certain iOS Apps From Using Your Location

Some apps you want to use your location: Maybe you want a camera app to geotag your photos, for example. But others? Well, you might...

Google Play Gives App Developers Your Name And Address

Reports have just surfaced that Google is giving names, partial addresses and email info of users to Android developers upon purchase of their app. This was...

Good Morning, Your Mac Keeps A Log Of All Your Downloads

The terminal is a pretty powerful tool in Mac OS X. Hardcore server nuts can fly through preferences and settings tweaks without ever touching a...

Facebook Starts Their Assault On Faux Names

We all have that one friend on Facebook that either uses a fake name or has the obnoxiously long fake last name. Yes, it can...

Google Facing UK Inquiry Over Stolen User Data

Oh, Google: The company that coined a simple and very meaningful catch phrase, “Don’t Be Evil”, has been showing the world that they either don’t...

Google May Face A Fine For Safari Shenanigans

Google may have to face the music for a little stunt they pulled with Mobile Safari in which they hacked the cookie functionality to allow...

Panic: No sexting pictures are safe in iOS due to privacy bug

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse when it came to developers stealing your private information, it does. The New York Times has...

Apple is fighting for your privacy rights alongside Dropbox

Online privacy is obviously already a hot ticket item (did you watch any f8 yesterday?), but surprisingly there’s a lot of major tech players joining...

Twitter suspends UberMedia clients UberTwitter and Twidroyd

Details are still very murky, but Twitter has revoked access for two third party Twitter clients owned by UberMedia, UberTwitter and Twidroyd. UberMedia owns several...

Find yourself with Google Latitude, finally

The Eagle has landed, people. Google Latitude looks like it’s back in the App Store, and hopefully for good this time. If you’ve not used...

Apple Game Center now shows real names for friend requests

Did you notice the new terms of service agreement for Apple Game Center this week? For me, it popped up when I launched Angry Birds...