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Tag: Privacy

Anti Tagging App Makes You Untaggable

Anti Tagging App Makes You Untaggable
Social media has made it easier for people to – for lack of a better word – spy on other people. Wondering where your ex went last night? Curious about your crush’s current whereabouts? Just go…
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Authothysis Self-Destructing Solid State Drives Have Separation Anxiety

Authothysis Self-Destructing Solid State Drives Have Separation Anxiety
Last year we checked out Caleb Kraft’s self-destructing hard drive and laptop. If you’re looking for a professional (and non-flammable) equivalent, check out SecureDrives’ Authothysis series. These 128GB solid state drives can self-destruct based on a…
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i-Spy Privacy Tablet: White Out

i-Spy Privacy Tablet: White Out
A few years ago we featured a hack that lets you keep the contents of your LCD monitor to yourself. The hack involves taking out one of the polarizers in the display and installing them into…
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PirateBox Lets You Share Files & Communicate Anonymously: Net in a Box

PirateBox Lets You Share Files & Communicate Anonymously: Net in a Box
Created by NYU associate professor David Darts, the PirateBox is a DIY system that lets you share files and talk to others in your vicinity by setting up a local wireless network. After starting the project…
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The Urban Armor Dress Protects Your Personal Space

The Urban Armor Dress Protects Your Personal Space
The Urban Armor Dress designed by Kathleen McDermott will protect your personal space if people get too close. It has two proximity detectors that make the dress expand outward like an umbrella if somebody is standing…
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Facebook Nearby Friends Feature: Get Ready for Some Stalking!

Facebook Nearby Friends Feature: Get Ready for Some Stalking!
Facebook is a powerful tool when it comes to connecting with people that you’ve met, as well as being arguably the most important social networking site on the planet. This can be both good and bad,…
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Hawkeye Crime Surveillance System: The Eye in the Sky

Hawkeye Crime Surveillance System: The Eye in the Sky
Many people are worried about the government being able to monitor whatever they are up to. Now, there is a new kind of system that will be able to surveil America’s cities from above – with…
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Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users: Soliton Radar

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users:  Soliton Radar
Modern stealth action video games like the Metal Gear Solid series and the new Deus Ex often have a radar feature that lets you see enemies and cameras, among other things. New media artist Sander Veenhof…
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Justice Cap Makes Your Face Invisible to Cameras: Vampire Hat

Justice Cap Makes Your Face Invisible to Cameras: Vampire Hat
If you have a thing about people taking your picture – whether it’s discretely or with your knowledge – then you might want to get one of these Justice Caps.…
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Social Media Experiment Freaks People out, Exposes Lack of Privacy

Social Media Experiment Freaks People out, Exposes Lack of Privacy
When posting online, how much personal information is too much? A lot of people post statuses, pictures, and videos on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that often reveal more than they intend to. For…
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Cloak App Uses Foursquare & Instagram to Help You Avoid People: The Antisocial Network

Cloak App Uses Foursquare & Instagram to Help You Avoid People: The Antisocial Network
The rise of social media networks and services have made it very easy for people to reach out and be heard. But a new iOS app called Cloak uses these very services for the opposite effect.…
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‘Secrets’ App Offers an Anonymous Way of Sharing Secrets

‘Secrets’ App Offers an Anonymous Way of Sharing Secrets
Have a secret or two you want to get off your chest without telling the world or revealing your identity in the process? There’s an app for that.…
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‘Confide’ App Lets You Send Messages That Self-Distruct

‘Confide’ App Lets You Send Messages That Self-Distruct
Need to tell someone something but can’t risk having the message saved or shown to anyone else? Then send it using Confide. It’s the latest in a string of apps that makes privacy and confidentiality its…
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NameTag Matches People’s Faces to Their Social Media Profiles

NameTag Matches People’s Faces to Their Social Media Profiles
NameTag is a pretty cool-sounding app on paper, but it could quickly turn into the stuff of nightmares in reality. It’s essentially an app that can match people’s mugs to their social media profiles.…
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Creepy Real-Life Emojis Are Part of a Campaign to Protect Kids

Creepy Real-Life Emojis Are Part of a Campaign to Protect Kids
Emojis look cute in your inbox and chat windows, but they reveal nothing about the true nature of the person on the other end. Of course, you can probably vouch for people you actually know. But…
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3D Printed NSA Spybot: I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

3D Printed NSA Spybot: I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me
One of the most significant controversies of recent years has been the NSA’s mass surveillance of individuals via telecommunications and internet data monitoring. And while the ‘bots which are watching us are not much more than…
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