Privacy

Email (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

New Email App Helps Sender ‘Communicate With Anybody’ By Pulling Info From Internet

A new app that pulls information off the internet to improve the average email has even the creator calling the new technology “creepy.”

05/12/2015

Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Personal Information Collected By License Plate Readers May Be Available To Anyone Who Asks

If you drive a car through the Bay Area, chances are good that police have photos of your license plate, and data on where you’ve been, and that information may be available to anyone who asks for it.

05/10/2015

Stingray, by Harris Corporation. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Officials Pull The Plug On Stingray Cellphone Tracking Technology

Santa Clara County officials couldn’t reach a contract agreement with the manufacturer of the device that mimics a cell tower, allowing authorities to track a phone.

05/07/2015

generic drunk driving

Insurances Companies To Use Facebook, Twitter Social Media Profiles To Set Rates

How much you drink, whether you like your job, and if you’re engaged are all factors insurance companies can learn from your social media, and begin using to set your premiums, or even hike your rates.

04/24/2015

Google Nexus One Smartphone. (CBS)

Survey Suggests We’re Not As Cyber-Security Conscious As We Think

A new survey out from a San Francisco-based mobile security company says we’re not as cyber-security and privacy conscious as we like to think we are.

03/24/2015

Digital Driver's License

App Downloads Driver’s Licenses To Smartphones, Would Eliminate Trips To DMV

Those painful trips to the DMV may one day be a thing of the past. A company has come up with a way to put your driver’s license on your smartphone.

03/15/2015

A man uses 'Siri' on the iPhone 4S. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Strangers Are Listening To Everything You Ask Apple’s Siri

People may be disturbed to know everything they whisper to Apple’s personal assistant software Siri is not only recorded, but has also been listened to by a total stranger.

03/12/2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between Smartphones

Open Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are encrypted and kept clear from prying eyes.

03/03/2015

(Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Millions Of Phones Potentially Susceptible To Snooping After British, NSA Allegedly Team Up To Hack Sim Card Maker

Rights organizations on Friday called for urgent steps to be taken to protect private calls and online communications after allegations that U.S. and British agencies hacked into the networks of a major SIM card maker.

02/20/2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: Silicon Valley Cannot Protect Privacy By Itself, Enacts Cybersecurity Cooperation Order

President Obama stressed at a Stanford cybersecurity conference that the government and the private sector have to work together to combat cyber threats. He signed an executive order that encourages information sharing on the matter. (Complete Text And Word Cloud Infographic Of His Speech)

02/13/2015

more