Posts Tagged ‘Privacy’

  Last week, Google announced that Gmail users can email their Google+ connections without knowing their email address first. For some, it’s an easy way to stay in touch. For others, it’s a ticket to unwanted email. However you feel, here’s how to turn the feature off, or set it so only the people you […]

  I thought I had carefully controlled what other people I choose to share my photos and my personal information with me on my Facebook and I was really careful about what third-party Facebook applications I allow to have access to personal details such as my birthday, my status updates, my photos, my location and educational […]

Say “NO” to SOPA

Posted: 13th January 2012 by Babar Shafiq in Discussion, Internet
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  A new piece of American legislation, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) has been getting a lot of attention the last few weeks. The purpose of the bill is to put a dent in online piracy by allowing the US government to dictate ISPs block access to sites hosting copyrighted materials. Companies including Google, Facebook, […]

Facebook Feature You Must Activate

Posted: 31st October 2011 by Babar Shafiq in Discussion, Internet, Tips
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  Facebook recently unveiled  the most dramatic updates to its privacy settings in a year. Out of all of them, there’s one new feature that you really must turn on as soon as it becomes available to you: profile review. Here’s how to activate profile review. 1. Click on “account” in the upper right-hand corner […]

After a week windows mobile 7 also joins the party along with Google Android and Apple iPhone, both companies are sued against stealing user sensitive data (like GPS cordinates which is user's pin point location) from user's mobile devices and transmitting over internet then stored at Google and Apple databases. CNET reported the location tracking […]

In addition to my previous post “Privacy is dead, People” Google has publicly acknowledged that the WiFi data collected by its world-roving Street View cars contained entire emails, URLs, and passwords. On Friday afternoon, with a blog post, senior vice president of engineering Alan Eustace also said – yet again – that most of the data […]