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Tag: Privacy

‘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.

‘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 priority.

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.

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 what about strangers who chat you up because they find your avatar pretty or because they find your username clever? 

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 bits of data coursing through CPUs and electronic storage devices, it’s sometimes easier to imagine a physical manifestation of such unseen evils.

Realistic Facebook Security Simulator: Can You Keep Up?

Realistic Facebook Security Simulator: Can You Keep Up?
One thing so many users complain about Facebook is its privacy settings – or lack of consistency thereof. The social network’s privacy policy has been changed and updated so many times over the last few years that I’m not sure what parts of my profile I can fully hide or control anymore.

Just Delete Me Helps You Delete Your Online Accounts

Just Delete Me Helps You Delete Your Online Accounts
Once a site has your personal information, there’s no turning back. There’s always going to be a record of your information on the Internet. If you’re uncomfortable with that fact, then you can slowly delete your online accounts one by one and hope that your data will follow suit.

LongURL Takes the Guesswork Out of Those Shortened URLs

LongURL Takes the Guesswork Out of Those Shortened URLs
Shortened URLs were incredibly convenient… until they weren’t. It was great to have the option to post shortened links so they’d fit well within Twitter’s 140-character limit and didn’t look too messy when you shared them on other sites.

London Gives “Smart Bins” the Old Heave Ho

London Gives “Smart Bins” the Old Heave Ho
A year ago, pod-shaped recycling bins were installed all over the UK by Renew London. The so-called “smart bins” definitely look better than your average trash can. Now, you might be wondering, why would trash cans have Wi-Fi capabilities and an LCD installed on front?

Powerful Spying Tool Based on Raspberry Pi: Personal Security Agency

Powerful Spying Tool Based on Raspberry Pi: Personal Security Agency
As we store and transport more and more information online, we’ve gradually come to realize how easy it is for others to access that information without our permission. From Facebook’s privacy policies to the ongoing NSA leaks, it seems like the ordinary online user has enough reason to log out.

Das Keyboard HackShield Bag & Wallet Keeps Thieves & Hackers at Bay

Das Keyboard HackShield Bag & Wallet Keeps Thieves & Hackers at Bay
Das Keyboard may be known for making noisy mechanical keyboards, but it also values privacy and security. The company’s new HackShield bags and wallets provide protection from both digital and physical theft.

OFF Pocket Phone Case Blocks Wireless Signals: It Ain’t Too Much for Me to Jam

OFF Pocket Phone Case Blocks Wireless Signals: It Ain’t Too Much for Me to Jam
Designer Adam Harvey is obsessed with privacy. He’s come up with clothes that hide you from thermal sensors and x-ray machines, and an anti-paparazzi bag that ruins pictures. Recently he teamed up with materials consultant Johanna Bloomfield to make the OFF Pocket, a case that cuts your phone off from the world.

Microsoft Outlines Xbox One Lending, Trading and Connectivity Rules: The All-in-One Lock-in System

Microsoft Outlines Xbox One Lending, Trading and Connectivity Rules: The All-in-One Lock-in System
Before the Xbox One was announced, the Internet was inundated with rumors about how you wouldn’t be able to play used games on the console, how it was going to require an Internet connection and how its brand new Kinect is sorry, but it’s afraid it can’t let you do that Dave.

Personal Xbox 360 Game Module/Dumpster for the Ultimate in Private Gaming

Personal Xbox 360 Game Module/Dumpster for the Ultimate in Private Gaming
A dumpster-looking personal fortress of solitude where you can play games in total privacy? Count me in. “The Box” is a custom-built personal gaming chamber for those who have no friends and want none.

iHeart Locket Isn’t the Key to Anyone’s Heart, But It’s the Key to an iPad Diary App

iHeart Locket Isn’t the Key to Anyone’s Heart, But It’s the Key to an iPad Diary App
Remember when you were a kid and you had this secret diary that your little brother would always try to sneak a peek at? Well, probably only the girls can relate, and while I had no brother, I did have a sister who constantly snooped around my stuff.

Storify Lets People Share Your Private Facebook Posts to the Public

Storify Lets People Share Your Private Facebook Posts to the Public
Facebook has been adamant that they’re letting users maintain their privacy on their social network by providing robust privacy and access controls. Everything might be all well and good on your personal profile, but don’t be too sure that what you’re saying in a private Facebook group will stay private.