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Facebook app condemned

Facebook app condemned

Facebook has been criticised after users were forced to accept a series of bizarre terms and conditions that are seen as a threat to privacy. The app allows Facebook to record you without your knowledge – using your phone’s microphone and it can also take your photo using your phone’s camera. Under the terms of service, the app is able[Read More…]

Google under fire for ‘spying feature’

Google under fire for ‘spying feature’

Google has come under fire for a controversial new spying feature that can track a user’s entire search history and determine their location. Its Timeline service, available on both mobiles and laptops allow users of the firm’s online maps to see the places they frequent most often. The service can even look through pictures to find those users have taken[Read More…]

Innovative invention or tracking device? Boy inserts himself with RFID microchips

Innovative invention or tracking device? Boy inserts himself with RFID microchips

A 15 year old boy has inserted himself with tiny microchips in order to be able to operate his mobile phone, it has been reported. Byron Wake, who describes himself as a technology enthusiast, injected himself with a microchip in a DIY operation in his bedroom while his parents were downstairs. The chip is the size of a grain of[Read More…]

Privacy at risk as Snoopers Charter is resurrected

Privacy at risk as Snoopers Charter is resurrected

The Snoopers Charter has been resurrected into British law, after plans to update communications data legislation were introduced in the Queen’s Speech on May 27th. Although the full details unveiled in the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill have yet to be revealed, it has been announced that the government plans to extend the scope of the bill beyond the previous version[Read More…]

Facebook could control news streams through covert partnerships

Facebook could control news streams through covert partnerships

Facebook has been in talks with around half a dozen media companies in order to get greater control over news reports, it has been revealed. If the talks prove to be successful, then news content would be hosted inside Facebook rather than users needing to tap a link to go to an external site. However, what it will essentially mean[Read More…]