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Tag: Privacy

Efi Office Space Divider Gives You Privacy, While Making You Look Like a Nut

Efi Office Space Divider Gives You Privacy, While Making You Look Like a Nut
There are days when I wake up and just wish I could lie in my bed and go back to sleep. But being the “responsible” adult that I am (and because of the bills that come like clockwork every month), I force myself to lug myself out from under the covers and go to work.

Privacy Shell Lets You Shut Out the Rest of the World, Anytime, Anywhere

Privacy Shell Lets You Shut Out the Rest of the World, Anytime, Anywhere
In a world with over two billion people, sometimes life can get a little bit too crowded. It’s not always easy (or possible) to run into an empty room and lock yourself in it whenever you need some alone time.

Glassboard: the Anti-Facebook

Glassboard: the Anti-Facebook
Glassboard is a new mobile social network app made by Sepia Labs, and was built with control and privacy in mind. Glassboard has simple and sensible rules: only the person who created the “board” – think yahoogroups or Circles in Google+ – can invite or remove members as well as delete the whole board.

Openbook: Share Everything With Everyone, Even if You Don’T Want to

Openbook: Share Everything With Everyone, Even if You Don’T Want to
Amidst the controversy surrounding Facebook and privacy issues, Openbook was launched. It’s a search engine that can trawl everything that’s published on Facebook that isn’t private. If you didn’t know about this, then you should most definitely go and change your privacy settings.

Google Executives Convicted of Privacy Violations in Italy

Google Executives Convicted of Privacy Violations in Italy
The Observer reports that today, in Italy, 3 Google executives were convicted of privacy violations and charged with three to six months of suspended sentence. The case revolved around a video that was uploaded on YouTube in 2006, shortly after Google acquired the service.

Taser Protector Stops Kids From Texting While Driving

Taser Protector Stops Kids From Texting While Driving
When you think of the word “Taser”, you probably think of ne’er-do-well criminals on COPS being taken down to the ground in a heap of high-voltage. But the guys at Taser have a new trick up their sleeves, one that’s designed to let parents keep a watchful eye on their kids’ activities through the use of technology.

Sky News Samples 6 Computer Repair Shops in London: Guess How Many Tried to Scam Them?

Sky News Samples 6 Computer Repair Shops in London: Guess How Many Tried to Scam Them?
A recent Sky News exposé gives PC repair shops a bad name. A really, really bad name. Sky News conducted a test of 6 repair shops in London. They intentionally broke a laptop by loosening a memory chip – a problem whose solution is just the reverse: put it back firmly in place.

Transducer Network of Silence: Mit Engineers Working on Sound Masking Tech

Transducer Network of Silence: Mit Engineers Working on Sound Masking Tech
MIT engineers Joe Paradiso and Yasuhiro Ono want to patent what they’re calling “Distributed Acoustic Conversation Shielding”. Yup, it’s like Get Smart’s Cone of Silence, except that it actually works. I hope. Paradiso and Ono’s acoustic shielding makes use of a network of transducers – speakers and sensors – that can distinguish the people having a conversation from those who might be eavesdropping.