Tagged with: Safety Security & Privacy

If You’re on iOS 8, Apple Won’t Hand Your Data Over to Police

If You’re on iOS 8, Apple Won’t Hand Your Data Over to Police

Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user ...

iCloud is Now Protected by Two-Step Verification

iCloud is Now Protected by Two-Step Verification

Apple has put fixes in place to its iCloud cloud storage service that now prevent an attacker from mining data from an iOS device backup stored in the cloud by gaining access to the user’s password—at least if that user has turned on Apple’s new two-factor authentication. As we reported last week, iCloud previously ...

A Kindle E-Book Flaw Lets Hackers Access Your Amazon Account

A Kindle E-Book Flaw Lets Hackers Access Your Amazon Account

Amazon might not have a security issue at Audible but they do have one on their main website. A security researcher has reported, and I can confirm, that Amazon has a security hole on the “manage Your Kindle” page – one which is relatively easy to fix. Thanks to this hole, a hacker can gain access to the Amazon ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Kerry Drew and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. ...

Surveillance Requests Are Up 250 Percent Since 2009, Says Google

Surveillance Requests Are Up 250 Percent Since 2009, Says Google

The bad news is that the U.S. government is asking for more data than ever about Google users, and a growing number of other places are getting the same idea. This year, nine countries — including the Dominican Republic, Egypt and Indonesia — asked Google to hand over information for the first time. The good news, if ...

The FBI Has Completed its Facial Recognition System

The FBI Has Completed its Facial Recognition System

The FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is now fully operational, after more than three years of development. The bureau announced today that development on the project is complete, and it would be rolling out new features for ongoing criminal notifications as well as a controversial facial recognition feature ...

Report: Most Apps Don’t Respect Your Privacy

Report: Most Apps Don’t Respect Your Privacy

Amid widespread consumer anxiety about risks to privacy, here’s some disheartening news: A new report from a prominent intergovernmental group found that mobile apps are failing to provide users with basic privacy protections. The report, based on a review of 1,211 different apps over the course of a week in May, was ...

Up to 5 Million Gmail Passwords Were Just Leaked

Up to 5 Million Gmail Passwords Were Just Leaked

Approximately 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum on Tuesday, as first reported by Russian website CNews. That’s the bad news. The good news is that this leak doesn’t seem as massive upon further inspection. First off, we got in touch with Google regarding the issue. The ...

Vysk’s Private Gallery Encrypts and Secures Your Photos

Vysk’s Private Gallery Encrypts and Secures Your Photos

Sometimes it's easy to think that we live in a world where privacy no longer exists. Whether you're talking about celebrity photo leaks, credit card breaches or Edward Snowden, it can feel like nothing is truly private, hidden or sacred anymore. VYSK Communications is in the business of making our phones more private ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 9, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 9, 2014

Facebook wants you to know exactly what you’re sharing with whom, and its latest feature, ‘Privacy Checkup,’ will help you do just that. After a successful test run in May, Facebook is now asking all of its users to complete the checkup, which makes you review your privacy settings and double-check your sharing ...