Remember that night you were watching Breaking Bad and just had to know the recipe for making meth? Or how you once cleverly wrote your last trip to Bombay was “the bomb?” These searches have probably won you a place on the big list, along with everyone else ever. Recently we’ve revealed to you seven… Continue reading Are You on the Government’s List?
Every year the Electronic Frontier Foundation releases a report on which tech companies are being nice with your data protection and which are being naughty. The thing about the Internet these days is that we are entrusting our very sensitive and private information to tech companies. Especially with the rising issue of mass surveillance, it’s… Continue reading Which Tech Companies Are Protecting You and Your Data From the Government?
The age of taxis is out and the time for ridesharing is now. Ridesharing, a new mechanism of getting from one place to another, has passengers using their phones to request cars from companies like Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar via these companies’ apps. It’s a great way for drivers to make some extra money, using… Continue reading Saving UberX: Does Social Media Make an Impact?
This is the age of the NSA’s PRISM scandal, government leaders spying on other government leaders and do-before-ask privacy policies. If no one takes a stand to put in place more transparent privacy laws and regulate them, too, every part of our lives might soon be available for governments and corporations to see (if it’s… Continue reading Facebook, Google, Microsoft and More Join Forces to Reform Government Surveillance
There has been no shortage of government surveillance news this year. Oh, how the tables have turned with all eyes now on the NSA. Today Google has updated its Transparency Report for the eighth time showing that since the first time it reported these figures in 2010, government requests for user information have increased by… Continue reading Government Requests for User Data Doubles Over Three Years
Our society has designated national holidays like Veterans Day to help celebrate our troops. But what about supporting our snoops? Have you met your personal NSA agent yet? Your personal agent watches everything you do online; even if you’ve yet to be acquainted, it doesn’t mean you need to hang out all day in front… Continue reading 7 Rules to Internet Etiquette in the Age of the NSA
Twitter recently unveiled an alerts system that can be used by certain organizations to make critical announcements to the public. People can subscribe to alerts within their timelines, as push notifications on Android and iOS devices, and as SMS notifications. Just two weeks into the new Alerts program, several local and federal authorities have already… Continue reading How Local and Federal Authorities Are Already Putting Twitter Alerts to Work
With the new Affordable Healthcare Act in place, how are you going to be covered? Many Americans are wondering this and have taken to the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opened on October 1, to find out. The Health Insurance Marketplace is an online shopping center to find the best coverage for you. According to a… Continue reading Healthcare.gov Reaches 2.5 Million People on Its 1st Day: What Issues Do American’s Care About Most?