Did you know that while 94% of us are concerned about losing our phones (including 74% who feel panicked at even thinking about it), 6% of us actually feel relieved when we lose our phones, perhaps because we subconsciously want to unplug. Check out other interesting stats from a new survey that highlights just how addicted we are to our smartphones.
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Two new reports indicate that teenagers are savvier than their older peers in understanding how they can protect their privacy online and actually taking steps to do that. Plus, find out which site has overtaken Facebook as the most used website for their age group.
Smartphone privacy goes far beyond the NSA. Consider what your wireless carrier knows about you. Phone companies collect your data all the time, everything from your location, browsing, searches, and more…
Skimming is still a lucrative endeavor for thieves, as PayPal’s president found out the hard way. This unfortunate event reminds us that it doesn’t matter who you are, you can still be a target for the thieves.
Over the past two years, a privacy backlash has been developing around the world. According to the latest The Truth About Privacy study from McCann, especially those in younger age groups have become more selective about sharing their personal information online. That’s why they’ve moved to private apps such as Snapchat to connect with friends. But how much do they protect your online privacy?
If you haven’t marked your calendar yet, Data Privacy Day (DPD) is less than one week away. On January 28th, we’re encouraging everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. PRIVATE WiFi has teamed up with the National Cyber Security Alliance and countless other corporations, governments and organizations to empower the masses to own their online presence.
We all do it: start typing into the status update bar on Facebook and then use our (better) judgment to delete those thoughts and not share them with the world. Facebook calls it “self-censorship,” and according to a report by Slate’ s Jennifer Golbeck, the social network has been tracking and studying our unpublished thoughts.
Put simply: the posts that you have consciously decided to not share, are being analyzed by Facebook. Read on to discover how Facebook did this as well as what it means for your privacy now and in the future.
Have you heard of LinkedIn’s new “Intro” app? By rerouting your email through their servers, LinkedIn can scan and store all of your information in your emails, including contacts and email content. Are you sure you want a third party to be able to access all of this private information? Probably not. But that’s not all. Read on to discover why Intro sounds like a bad idea for your privacy.
Do you use a mobile app to track a health-related issue like diet, exercise, or illness? You’re typically handing over very private information that most of us would not want anyone else to know about — but is that information really private?
Check out the results of a sobering study from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and find out the truth for yourself!
Mobile users can’t live without apps. But the bad news is 83% of the most popular mobile apps pose some sort of security risk, according to a new report by Appthority. One big risk: Apps sending users’ private information to third party services such as ad network companies. Find out what you can do to protect yourself from apps and adware that threaten your online privacy.
Cybercriminals are increasingly setting their sights on smartphones and other mobile devices, according to two new reports from the Anti-Phishing Working Group and Juniper Networks Mobile Threat Center. What’s driving their interest is a huge opportunity – more than two billion mobile devices that will be processing $1.3trillion in payments by 2015. Find out how to protect your online security when malware goes mobile.
There are more than one million apps available on primary mobile platforms; and more than 1,600 apps released every day.
Yet the vast majority don’t include the most basic privacy protection. That’s why California recently became the first state to issue privacy protection recommendations for mobile app developers. Find out what they can and cannot do to protect your online privacy.