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Latest Internet privacy Stories

driving privacy
2014-08-13 04:59:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Allowing insurance companies to monitor your driving habits in exchange for a discount on your premiums might sound like a tempting offer, but a team of Rutgers University computer engineers caution that entering into such an arrangement could grant those firms access to information you may not want them to have. In research scheduled to be presented at the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous...

2014-08-12 08:26:56

58 Percent of Consumers Engage With Facebook Ads At Least Once Per Week Before Buying In-Store from Small Businesses CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G/O Digital, the leader in local, integrated digital marketing solutions, today released the results of its new study - Facebook Advertising: The Social Commerce Lifeline for Small Businesses. The study, which surveyed 1,000 online and mobile users, proves that Facebook advertising holds significant influence over consumers' views and...

2014-08-12 08:26:12

Alohar Mobile Survey Finds 71% of Smartphone Users are Open to Location Sharing Apps; Adoption Driven by Relationship Milestones, Safety and Convenience PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alohar Mobile, developer of PlaceUs, a free app that brings together trusted loved ones with context-awareness and location-based technology, today announced the results of its new Digital Milestones: Location Sharing survey in which 71% of smartphone users expressed their openness to mobile...

email encryption for yahoo and google
2014-08-12 04:30:38

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two tech world giants - Yahoo and Google - have put rivalry aside in an attempt to introduce a new joint email encryption system. With over 600 million unique email users between them, the two companies have a huge share of the global market and the ability to offer enhanced encryption will help cement their positions as leaders in the field. They are planning to have the new system up and running by next year. Email encryption has...

2014-08-08 23:06:39

XC’s new instant messaging feature, XChat, is purely peer-to-peer, encrypted from end to end, and leaves no trace on the computer you use it on. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 XC has unveiled XChat, a next-gen instant messaging app with industry-leading privacy and security features. Furthermore XChat is available inside the XC TOR Stick, which hides your IP address and leaves no trace on the computer it is used on. XChat complements XCurrency, XC’s existing app for flexibly...

2014-08-07 23:08:10

iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS), an award-winning, global, legal technology expert services firm headquartered in Washington, DC, announced today a new program to provide accredited CLE’s to law firms across the country. Offered as either single-topic sessions or an entire educational series, each CLE will focus on the latest relevant topics in e-Discovery, digital forensics, social media, international data privacy, and more. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 iDiscovery...

2014-08-07 23:03:56

As the amount of personal data rapidly increases and is scattered everywhere, MyLife.com offers unique services to help people find and control sensitive personal information available online (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 MyLife.com announces new services that empower people to protect their privacy and public image from one central place. The amount of data being created by people—and about them—is growing online every day. As a result, it is increasingly difficult for people to manage...

2014-08-07 12:26:25

Social networking sites, search/portal sites and their fellow Americans - in possession of camera-equipped devices - also seen as threats to privacy NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems that lately, privacy and personal data have been permanent fixtures in the news cycle. Between revelations of government snooping, consumer data breaches, and social media experiments, it can be tough to trust anyone with your personal information these days. In fact, only four in ten...

2014-08-07 12:25:33

Powerful 'Privacy App' now available for Android to Identify, Disable and Uninstall Spyware on Tablets and Smartphones LAS VEGAS, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SnoopWall (www.snoopwall.com), the world's first counterveillance software company, announced today the release of Privacy App(TM) for Android (www.snoopwall.com/snoopwall-privacy-app) platform mobile devices. The launch coincides with the two of the world's leading cybersecurity and computer hackers' conferences held in Las...

2014-08-06 23:09:14

Ten Percent of Users Now Shifting Their Precise Location New York, New York; London, England; Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 SinglesAroundMe® the globally popular social discovery mobile dating app found that users are taking advantage of a new privacy option that allows users to ‘shift’ their precise GPS location a few miles in relation to others while using a smart device. The study was based on the privacy option selections of SinglesAroundMe® users on both the...


Latest Internet privacy Reference Libraries

secure_email
2012-07-01 22:51:38

Email encryption refers to encryption and authentication of email messages, which is typically done to protect content from being read by unintended recipients. Email technology is readily available but has yet to achieve widespread usage, most likely due to social factors, such as people seeing the use of encryption as paranoid, and as marking a message urgent whether it is or not. A recent survey (from January 2012) found that only 35 percent of companies have implemented email...

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