Tagged: online privacy

How To: Managing Your Android Security

Several popular Android apps regularly share your location and critical phone data such as your phone number with advertisers and...

How To: Managing Your iPhone Security

Smartphones, like the iPhone, have become increasingly important to our modern lives, and accessing account and professional content is shifting...

Why Your Facebook Chats are Being Monitored

What you say in your private chats and messages on Facebook may not be as private as you think. According to a recent report from Reuters, the social media giant employs a mums-the-word technology that scans posts and chats for criminal activity. If something is fishy, the content is flagged and then read by an employee who will access the conversation and call the police, if necessary.

Find out why.

How To: Managing Your Yahoo Buzz Privacy Settings

Yahoo Buzz allows you to let people know what stories you think are important and therefore worth sharing. So whatever you do in Buzz (buzz a story up or down, post comments about a buzzed story, etc.) is public, unless you change your Buzz Activity setting to private.

Ask the Expert: What You Should Know About Google’s Privacy Policies

Google’s new privacy policy changes have many privacy advocates up in arms. It begs the question: does our personal information belong to us or the corporations that collect it? Instead of being forced to adhere to these data collection rules in order to use a popular product, shouldn’t we insist that companies give us the option to allow or deny them permission to track and store our personal information? What happens if hackers get ahold of this information?

Read on for more information about Google’s new privacy policies.

Privacy on Facebook Takes Two Huge Hits

If you care about Facebook using your personal information in their advertisements, and want to opt out, check out this article. It explains a few new worries with the social media giant, including its “social ads” program.