Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Online Privacy & Security

Correct the Privacy Problems in Windows 10

To improve application reliability, Windows 10 collects anonymous “telemetry data” like device IDs, device types and application crash data — which does not include content or files. Windows 10 also remembers the common words you type into text messaging conversations to provide completion suggestions. Microsoft claims that Windows 10 does not scan the content of your email, files or other communications for targeted advertising purposes. Nonetheless, the company is collecting […]

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Cyber Dust Privacy App for Text Messaging on your Cellphone

Cyber Dust allows you to communicate freely and honestly. Send and receive text messages, stickers, links, photos, videos and more. Your messages are protected from screenshots and disappear after they are read. They are heavily encrypted and never touch a hard drive, not even in the servers at Cyber Dust headquarters. Once your messages are gone, they are truly gone forever, never to be recovered. Messages are heavily encrypted and […]

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Apple Greatly Expands Privacy Portion of Website

Apple has always made a strong commitment to its customers’ privacy. Above all, Apple takes special care to point out that it “has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a ‘backdoor’ in any of our products or services.” Now the company significantly updated the Privacy portion of its website to outline in detail what that means for people who buy its products.

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Facebook Loses a Lawsuit Involving a Government Subpoena, Must Provide Private Information about 400 Individuals to the Federal Government

A New York appeals court recently denied Facebook Inc.’s attempt to block a search warrant seeking the social media content of nearly 400 individuals. Prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office sought access to users’ posts, photos, private messages, and other account information, maintaining that the social media content contradicted the defendants’ disability claims. Facebook moved to quash the warrant, arguing that it violated users’ Fourth Amendment rights. After losing […]

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Sync.com – A Secure File Storage and Sharing Service

The online world is crowded with cloud-based file storage services: Dropbox, Google Drive, iDrive, SugarSync, OneDrive, Box, Amazon S3, Mega, and probably a dozen more. One small, almost unknown, file storage service is offering something different: absolute file security. Sync.com claims that nobody can access your files unless you give permission to someone. In fact, even the Sync.com employees cannot see what is in your saved files. The company states, […]

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