How to Stop Google’s Sensorvault From Sharing Your Location With Law Enforcement

How to Stop Google’s Sensorvault From Sharing Your Location With Law Enforcement

Google gathers that location history data you’ve provided into a database named “Sensorvault,” and law enforcement can query it with a warrant: For years, police detectives have given Google warrants seeking location data tied to specific users’ accounts.

Google faces surge in police requests for mobile location data

Google faces surge in police requests for mobile location data

However, people don't necessarily realize that Google keeps the info for an indefinite period, or that the history is detailed enough to provide a picture of street-by-street movements to investigators.

Facebook finally set to launch Clear History privacy tool

Facebook finally set to launch Clear History privacy tool

When you block someone, they won’t be able to see things you post on your Timeline, tag you, invite you to events or groups, start conversations with you or add you as a friend.

Apple privacy, a commodity for the few

Apple privacy, a commodity for the few

Trend Micro denied any wrongdoing, but it is curious that the apps didn’t reappear on Apple Store. So again, privacy, in terms of apple, is a commodity only for the ones that can afford it.

The Rise Of Totalitarian Technology

The Rise Of Totalitarian Technology

The TSA operates its own total tech program, called Quiet Skies, which monitors and flags travelers based on “suspicious” behavior patterns . The future of total tech in America and elsewhere in the west will be a battle between the drive for efficiency and the preservation of privacy and autonomy.

GitHub - c-edw/discord-delete: Powerful script to delete full Discord message history.

GitHub - c-edw/discord-delete: Powerful script to delete full Discord message history.

It's also able to do a deeper search for messages than other projects by using data request packages to delete messages from long-forgotten conversations. Discord does anonymise accounts on deletion but message history can usually be used to counteract that.

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here's how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here's how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

There's a little-known feature built into your iPhone that keeps a history of every location you've been — and how many times you've been there.

Kris Constable's digital log

Kris Constable's digital log

This means there will be a new wave in short order of FinTech apps that are offering you services to make your financial life easier — and the question will be the same as your web surfing and free email service choices — will you accept the convenience of what they offer, in exchange for your privacy?

How to Delete Google Search History

How to Delete Google Search History

Why is it not enough to know how to erase Google search history to delete all traces of your activity? This information about searches and queries is saved in the ‘ My activity ’ section on the Google website, where you have the possibility to check your google history and manage them.

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

"For people who previously chose to turn their Location History setting 'on,' the new background location setting is 'on.' For people who had turned Location History 'off' – or never turned it on in the first place – the new background location setting is 'off.'" With this update, Facebook gives users a dedicated way to choose whether or not to share their location when they are not using the social media app.

Mark Zuckerberg Promised A Clear History Tool Almost A Year Ago. Where Is It?

Mark Zuckerberg Promised A Clear History Tool Almost A Year Ago. Where Is It?

“We know we have work to do to regain people's trust, and it's why we've strengthened our teams, created a new privacy and data use organization, built new tools, and set clearer policies designed to better protect people's information,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

Mark Zuckerberg explains why an ad-free Facebook isn’t as simple as it sounds

Mark Zuckerberg explains why an ad-free Facebook isn’t as simple as it sounds

Instead, it sounds as though Zuckerberg thinks Facebook needs to create a way for all users to better control Facebook’s data collection, and once everyone has that ability, it would make sense to let some people pay for an ad-free version, if they choose.

Protecting user privacy: an approach for untraceable web browsing history and unambiguous user profiles

Protecting user privacy: an approach for untraceable web browsing history and unambiguous user profiles

In this paper, we aim to study the following problem: how many links and what links should be added to a user’s browsing history to boost user privacy while retaining high utility. When it comes to selecting actual links to hit the desired topic counts, PBooster needs access to the user’s friend list on social media.

Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension

Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension

The Timeline feature of Windows 10 makes it easier to work on multiple computers by synchronizing activity so you can move between machines and pick up from where you left off -- although it can also prove useful on a single computer.

Data Privacy Concerns with Google

Data Privacy Concerns with Google

Within Google’s range of products, there are seven with at least one billion users. The data collection extends to Google’s entire suite of products, meaning the amount of data the company stores is enormous.

Deleted WhatsApp Messages Can Be Restored – Here’s How

Deleted WhatsApp Messages Can Be Restored – Here’s How

After verifying that a backup exists, simply delete and reinstall WhatsApp from the App store, verify your phone number, and follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history.

The Complete Guide To Personal Information (And Keeping It Safe)

The Complete Guide To Personal Information (And Keeping It Safe)

This is because it’s easier than ever for hackers and scammers to get hold of personal information if the right security isn’t in place. If you want to be smart about keeping your personal information safe and secure, there are some steps you have to take.

Social media can predict what you’ll say, even if you don’t participate

Social media can predict what you’ll say, even if you don’t participate

To see how these concepts worked in the world of social media, the researchers turned to a database of about 14,000 Twitter users who collectively produced more than 30 million tweets. So, the authors continued to add interacting users and found that each improved the predictability (or, put differently, lowered the entropy).

Dismantling the “Nothing to Hide” Argument

Dismantling the “Nothing to Hide” Argument

Specific examples involving The Society Argument – The Chinese censor the news and monitor internet traffic to identify potential dissidents and send them to “reeducation camps.” They are also looking into a national social credit score, where doing things like speaking out against the government, or talking to someone who does, can inhibit your ability to travel, get a job, and live your life.

Why does information privacy matter, again?

Why does information privacy matter, again?

Then they’ll talk a good game when it comes to your information privacy and security, but they’ll get their hands on your medical history, your credit score, your government benefits–and that will be it.

How to Preserve Your Privacy on Android Without Tearing Your Hair Out

How to Preserve Your Privacy on Android Without Tearing Your Hair Out

The fact of the matter is, most Android users want access to the Play Store, Google apps, and high-security apps (e.g. banking) that rely on Google’s TrustZone system. This turns off the unique advertising ID that Google and Play Store apps use to track you.

Why tech giants don't need to spy on you to know what you're up to

Why tech giants don't need to spy on you to know what you're up to

Simply put, tech firms routinely gather so much data about you in other ways, they already have an excellent idea what your interests, desires and habits might be.

New WhatsApp bug may have been discovered, exposes message history in plain text

New WhatsApp bug may have been discovered, exposes message history in plain text

Well, it all started with a Tweet from an Amazon employee Abby Fuller today wherein they said after they popped in their new SIM into a new phone, and logged into WhatsApp, they could see the message history associated with the WhatsApp account of the previous owner of the number.

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/maps/timeline?… Here is every place I have been in the last 12 months in Ireland. Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/settings/ads/ Google knows all the apps you use Google stores information on every app and extension you use.

How to Clear Your Cache, Cookies and Web History in Google Chrome

How to Clear Your Cache, Cookies and Web History in Google Chrome

Google Chrome stores information from websites you visit in its cache and cookies and logs your web history. The Basic menu allows you to clear browsing history from all signed in devices, cookies and other site data, and cached images and files.

How Google Tracks Your Personal Information

How Google Tracks Your Personal Information

More than 50 percent of people between the ages of 18–34 can’t differentiate between an ad and an organic result on Google. * The above targeting methods are made available to search engine marketers by Google within marketers’ Ads UI.

You may soon be able to use your cellphone bill to boost your credit score

You may soon be able to use your cellphone bill to boost your credit score

According to Experian, 46 million U.S. consumers have "thin" credit files, meaning less than five loans or other accounts. The program will not track missed payments and, if consumers stop paying bills for three consecutive months, Experian will delete the account, which may revert your score back to what it was before you added the information.

Facebook still hasn’t launched a big privacy feature that Mark Zuckerberg promised more than seven months ago

Facebook still hasn’t launched a big privacy feature that Mark Zuckerberg promised more than seven months ago

Back in May, at the height of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, the company made a timely announcement: Facebook users would soon be able to clear the browsing history connected to their Facebook profile, meaning that the company would no longer link users to the apps and websites they visited off of the social network.

How to Stop Facebook from Ruining Your Holiday Gift Surprises

How to Stop Facebook from Ruining Your Holiday Gift Surprises

“I guess you have to pick btw letting your kids use the computer and shopping online, since custom ads follow you and spoil gift surprises,” one mom tweeted recently.

Microsoft admits Activity History “naming issue,” explains how to turn off Privacy Dashboard browsing history

Microsoft admits Activity History “naming issue,” explains how to turn off Privacy Dashboard browsing history

So yes, Microsoft plans some naming changes in a future Windows 10 update, but the company also confirmed that you can absolutely prevent your Edge browsing history from showing up on Microsoft’s online privacy dashboard.

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