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Tag: Privacy

Facial Recognition Software Befuddled by LED Goggles: Big Brother Stumped

Facial Recognition Software Befuddled by LED Goggles: Big Brother Stumped
Are you the kind of person that’s worried about Big Brother and those CCTV cameras all over the place? So you don’t want your face on camera feeds? Then these specs might be for you.

Bouncers Using Facebook as Form of Identification

Bouncers Using Facebook as Form of Identification
It used to be when you wanted to go to the bar or a club, you just needed a drivers license or other ID that you could show them to make sure you aren’t under age.

Creepy “Girls Around Me” App Pulled from the App Store

Creepy “Girls Around Me” App Pulled from the App Store
People have been concerned with Facebook’s privacy settings for a long time, but a creepy app called Girls Around Me might force those involved in the industry to take heed of these concerns.

Privly Wants to Protect Your Content, Anywhere on the Web

Privly Wants to Protect Your Content, Anywhere on the Web
Remember how social media accelerated the uprising in Egypt last year? Or how it pushed for action against Libya? It all started with a few Tweets and Facebook statuses that eventually sparked others in the network to speak up and rally against the oppressors.

DESKSHELL: Privacy in a Half-Shell

DESKSHELL: Privacy in a Half-Shell
Have you ever wanted privacy while working in an open office space? Don’t have enough space to go all-out and install one of those Tetra-Sheds? Then check out the DESKSHELL which hides away your private work (and social networking and Solitaire playing) from your coworkers.

Privacy Pop: An Indoor Tent for Your Bed

Privacy Pop: An Indoor Tent for Your Bed
You know that suffocating feeling you get sometimes when you’re in a crowded room? It’s a perfectly normal thing. I mean, even the most outgoing of people want some alone time every now and then.

Kidsocial Aims to Make Social Networking Safer for Kids

Kidsocial Aims to Make Social Networking Safer for Kids
Parents worry a lot when their kids spend a lot of time on Facebook. There are online predators, scammers, and people who might be just out to hurt your kids. Granted, these kind of people aren’t just on Facebook; they’re actually all over the web.

BlackSMS iOS App Lets You Send Encrypted Text Messages

BlackSMS iOS App Lets You Send Encrypted Text Messages
In today’s digital and connected age, privacy is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. It’s much easier to write, read and archive digital messages, but as the recent iMessage fiasco has shown, it also creates new privacy and security risks.

PwnedList Lets You Know If You Got Hacked

PwnedList Lets You Know If You Got Hacked
You might have noticed that there have been an increasing number of attacks on company servers and databases in recent times. Some groups hack for the fun of it all, although I don’t really see where the fun in causing such damage is, though.

Salangbang Cocoon Chairs Give You The Privacy You’ve Been Wanting

Salangbang Cocoon Chairs Give You The Privacy You’ve Been Wanting
Don’t you just wish you could get away from the world for a while? I know I’ve made that wish a lot of times over the entire course of my life, especially during the times when I just really want to be alone.

NYPD May Someday Sweep the Streets with Mobile Weapon Scanners

NYPD May Someday Sweep the Streets with Mobile Weapon Scanners
You know those annoying ads that you see sometimes when you browse a site or read some news online? The ones at the side that are offering you a free X-ray app and then show a picture of a woman’s clothed behind?

MIAmobi SilentPocket Cases Help You Evade Big Brother

MIAmobi SilentPocket Cases Help You Evade Big Brother
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like being tracked by the GPS chip on your phone, then MIAmobi’s SilentPocket cases are just for you, as they function as a Faraday pouch, temporarily blocking all inbound and outbound signals and allowing you to remain hidden from Big Brother.

Photoblocker Beer Cooler Makes Sure That What Happens in the Club, Stays in the Club

Photoblocker Beer Cooler Makes Sure That What Happens in the Club, Stays in the Club
A lot of people have gotten into trouble because of photos that have been uploaded to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. From bosses to wives to potential employers, there’s a lot to be lost, especially for people who like to party hard.

Tetra-Shed Cubicles: For a Totally Out-of-this-Office Experience

Tetra-Shed Cubicles: For a Totally Out-of-this-Office Experience
Bored at work? Wish there was something you could do to transform your office space into something more fun, interesting, and conducive to work? Then get yourself a Tetra Shed!

Apple Store App Knows if You are There to Pick Up

Apple Store App Knows if You are There to Pick Up
Not too long ago, Apple started to use iPads in its stores for giving the specs on all of its products. Apparently the app running the iPads also allows the shopper to press a virtual button to get assistance from a rep.

Malls Track Users by Their Mobile Phones

Malls Track Users by Their Mobile Phones
I don’t like the idea of anyone tracking my whereabouts. I’m not militant about it like some folks, but I don’t like the idea of people knowing where I am if it’s none of their business.