New BBM Beta feature allows you to control privacy

A new BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) Beta feature allows the messaging service to be “ultra-secure,” but also allows you to control privacy. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb2tCio4-Yk&w=643&h=386] BlackBerry announced on its official blog: Privacy and control. At BBM, we recognize that these two ideas are more important today than ever before for users of IM apps. People are looking for […]

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 Vodafone says government agencies tapping into its network in various countries around the world

In a 20-page booklet called “Law Enforcement Disclosure,” Vodafone said that government agencies in a lot of the 29 countries it operates in have secretly wire-tapped it network, allowing these agencies to tap into private conversations as well as tracking individual’s locations. Sadly, the network operator says that there is nothing it can do about […]

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 iOS 8 prompt will ask users if they want apps to continue to use location data

When two US congressmen sent Apple a letter in 2012 asking for information on specific data collection policies, Apple changed the way iOS apps collect user’s location data. To comply with privacy concerns, iOS apps asked users permission before collecting data, which started with iOS 6. A screenshot has revealed that iOS 8 will prompt […]

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 Apple iPhone 5S tracks your movements even after battery dies – should you worry about privacy?

The Apple iPhone 5S continues to track your movements even after the batteries have died, raising privacy concerns. The revelation was posted on Reddit by a user named Glarznak. He writes, “While traveling abroad, my iPhone cable stopped working so my 5s died completely. “I frequently use Argus to track my steps (highly recommended if […]

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