privacy

BBM adds private messages to its new subscription service

Blackberry's BBM service has continued to be its "prime product" as they constantly update it with new features that would appeal to those who rely on messaging services to communicate with colleagues and loved ones. What differentiates them though is that they have subscription services for those who would like a little more than what the free messaging services offer. The latest one includes a new Private Chat feature that will "protect" you and your chatmate since there are no names involved.

Researchers able to hack into Samsung, LG smartwatches

Smartwatches may not be as ubiquitous now as smartphones and tablets, but they are already slowly seeping their way into our digital consciousness. Most users are secure in the knowledge that the information and data that gets transmitted from their smartphones to their wearables are encrypted and secure. Well, you might rethink that, particularly if you're using an LG and Samsung smartwatch, as a group of researchers were able to hack into it as part of their study and experiment on encryption.

Uber’s new privcay policy will be easier to understand

When you deal with a service that require certain sensitive information about the user which are necessary to providing said service, it's important that the privacy policies you have are both iron clad and can be understood by the "simplest" of users. Car service app Uber has just announced that they are revamping their policies, but only to make it simpler and easier to understand. They are also applying changes to make way for their new services.

Google updates My Account page to make it more user-friendly

If you're a casual Google user, you probably didn't know that there exists a tool so that you can manage the different aspects of your Google account, like your security, privacy, personal information, etc. This tool has been around for almost a year, but it didn't seem to really catch on to the normal user, except if you're a tech-savvy or tech-paranoid person. But Google has now updated the page so that it will be easier for you to occasionally check your account's settings, even if you do it just once in a blue moon.

Google supercharges your microSD with Project Vault

Another cool and interesting revelation out of Google I/O is Project Vault. Nobody gives much attention to microSD technology these days, and if ever it’s only when you announce something with bigger capacity, higher data transfer speeds and all that. But what if you turn your mircroSD into a micro-computer system with data security in mind? This is exactly what Google ATAP is cooking up for us.

Installer Hijacking Defender defends your phone from ‘Android Installer Hijacking’

At around the end of March this year, the Palo Alto Network released a report regarding a vulnerability in Android devices that allows third parties to get access to your device and basically do what they want to do – install their own surveillance malware or worse, steal your private data. We’ve been waiting for a response to that for a while now, and that has finally arrived in the “Installer Hijacking Defender” app by 360 Security Group.

Blur Privacy Protection hides your email, numbers for life [DEALS]

You've heard about VPNs, which can mask your activities online. But there will eventually come a time when you will have to hand over some personal information, like an e-mail address or a phone number, mostly just to buy that gift online. During those times, you might not want to give merchants your full credentials, especially for a one-time transaction with a not so trustworthy store. For those situations, Blur's brand of privacy protection might just be the right one for you. And now you can avail of it for the rest of your life!

Google thinking about better privacy for Android

With growing pressure from Apple and their iOS devices, Google wants to make sure that Android device users will not ditch the platform because of security and privacy issues. Android recently simplified the way users are informed about what an app accesses. Not surprisingly, Google is thinking about going back to a more detailed way of presenting what user data is accessed.

3-year VPN Unlimited promo ends Wednesday [DEALS]

Remember our little VPN deal from last month? Yes, the one that gave you the chance to protect yourself online for three years for nothing more than a one time $39 payment. Well, it's back with a vengeance but only for a limited time. Our offer of VPN Unlimited's service good for three years is now down to a low price of $20. But this time, you better make up your mind quick if you're grabbing this offer, as the deal ends and goes back to its regular price on Wednesday.

Twitter revises policies and procedures for abusive tweets/accounts

Social media is both a boon and a bane to humanity for so many reasons. And while it is indeed interesting and fun to go on Twitter, read updates and opinions, and start conversations, a lot of times we encounter abusive tweets and users, whether directed at us or those that we see thrown at other people. Twitter is now introducing new policies and procedures to curb abusive tweets and to punish those who are sending said tweets.
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