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Entries in Privacy (11)

Wednesday
Jun062012

LinkedIn's Day to Forget; Millions of Passwords Compromised, iOS App Privacy Issues

LinkedIn has ride a wave of success without many glitches, until today. The social network aim for the professional has been accused of privacy issues on its iOS app. If a user activates the calendar feature, events are transmitted back to LinkedIn in plain text.

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Tuesday
May222012

Clueful for iPhone Tells You What Information Those Apps You Have Installed on Your iDevice are Accessing

After all the privacy snafu lately by some apps, like Path, BitDefender set out to capitalize on this by releasing an iPhone app called Clueful that can tell what apps are tracking, or uploading to their servers, etc.

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Monday
Apr022012

Path 2.1.1 to Encrypt Contacts Data

After the big privacy controversy, Path has announced that it will be encrypting data of contacts to try to remedy this problem.

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Tuesday
Feb212012

Twitter for iPhone Update Brings Optimizations, Now Warns You it Uploads Your Contacts to its Servers

Twitter has updated its iPhone app with some new features and included in that is the warning related to the "Find my friends" feature which warns users that the feature uploads your contacts' email addresses and phone numbers. This is in response to the Path address book controversy.

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Wednesday
Feb152012

Apple to Require User Permission on Apps Before Accessing Contacts on Future iOS Update

The Path saga continues. As you may know, social networking app Path got into controversy last week after a developer found that the app was sending contact information to the company's servers without the knowledge of the user.

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Wednesday
Feb082012

Path Updates iOS App Amid Privacy Controversy

Following yesterday's controversy, Path released an update of its iPhone app today where there is an option to opt-out of sending contacts information to its servers.

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Tuesday
Feb072012

Path iPhone App Sends Your Address Book Contacts to Their Servers Without Your Consent

When Path re-launched its iPhone app as a social network itself, rather than just an Instagram competitor I thought "All is going extremely well on this redesigned app, might not be that good for much more time". Guess I saw what was coming.

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Monday
Jan302012

Must Have App: PrivacyScan Securely Deletes Private Stuff from Your Mac

If you are one of those that think that because you securely deleted something from your Mac via the Trash you are safe from somebody finding any sensitive data then let me tell you, you are wrong. These files you securely deleted are hidden from plain view, but can still be found.

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Friday
Sep302011

Use Your Mac Privately When Connected to the Internet with Little Snitch

It has been around for quite some time, is no secret, is not new. But it is very handy and it is very useful. It is called Little Snitch and in essence, is an app that monitors everything from apps or sites that require connecting to your Mac.

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Friday
Sep302011

Tip: How to Disable the "Allow Viewers to Download My Photos" in Google Plus

Lots of people complaint of Facebook's privacy settings when in reality people doesn't enable the correct privacy settings. They praise Google+ for the privacy, but is it really that private? Here is a setting that is on by default and most Google+ users don't know it.

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