Tag Archive: Privacy


Use the Free VPN in Opera Browser for Improved Privacy & to Access Regional Content

Opera, the alternative web browser, now includes a free VPN service, which is built directly into the web browser itself. The free VPN allows you to hide your IP address, access region restricted content or blocked content by bypassing a firewall or regional restraints, hide browsing activity from other users on the same local network, … Read More

Apple’s ‘privacy czars’ stop devs from getting their hands on your data

Are you a third-party dev, advertiser, or Apple employee hoping to use targeted ads or personalized recommenders based on Apple customer data? There’s an app for that. Good luck with that! That’s according to a new report, which states that Apple has an internal committee consisting of three expert “privacy czars,” who have have to sign […]

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BlackBerry CEO: Apple’s privacy stance is unethical

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has waded in on the the question of whether or not Apple is right to refuse to help the government access smartphone data for security purposes. “For years, government officials have pleaded to the technology industry for help,” Chen wrote in a recent blogpost. “Yet [the requests] have been met with […]

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From iPad Pro to privacy: 8 things we learned from Tim Cook’s latest interview

Tim Cook is in my home country of Jolly Old Blighty (read: the U.K.) at the moment, promoting the imminent launch of the iPad Pro. While there, he’s given an interview to the Telegraph newspaper, in which Apple’s CEO touches on everything from the new Apple TV to the U.K.’s rumored “snooper’s charter” to, of course, […]

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European court rules Apple and other tech companies are violating privacy

In a landmark decision Tuesday, the European Court of Justice ruled that European Union regulators can override the Safe Harbor agreement, a 15-year-old accord that has — until now — allowed Apple, Google, Facebook, and about 4,500 other U.S. companies to transfer data from European users to the U.S. The court believes that the current […]

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Porsche picks CarPlay thanks to Apple’s privacy policies

Apple’s “We don’t want to know” non-snooping data protection policy may not be making it too many friends in government, but it’s certainly won over Porsche. According to a new report, Porsche opted to go with Apple’s CarPlay platform over Google’s Android Auto for its new 911 Carrera and Carrera S models. The reason? The […]

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Apple reveals just how seriously it takes your privacy

Apple has updated its website with new details about about its privacy policy and how it uses customer data. Under the heading “The most personal technology must also be the most private,” the site runs down all of Apple’s core services, and explains how Apple protects user data in each case. Here are some of […]

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Apple given full marks in new data privacy report

Apple is one of nine different companies to be given the full five stars in this year’s “Who Has Your Back?” report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). “This is Apple’s fifth year in the report, and it has adopted…

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Edward Snowden leaks with praise for Apple’s privacy stance

Apple has been eager to point out lately that unlike Google and Facebook it doesn’t collect or sell your personal information. It’s been a great way for the company to differentiate itself from its competitors and Apple has apparently won…

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