Make no mistake, Facebook knows all about you. It already holds loads of data on its users, and with Facebook Home powering phones, the amount of info you could be handing over could go through the roof.
Posts tagged with "internet-privacy"
Do you ever get the feeling that the internet is getting to know you? Well, it’s not your imagination – technology is personalising more of the things we see online. But do you notice it happening?
Instagram has changed its terms of service, much to the anger of its users. In the new terms the photo-sharing site has the right to licence your photos to other companies without telling you…
In this guest post, consumer affairs minister Jo Swinson explores the benefits of ‘midata’, which could give you more control over the personal data companies hold. What would you do with your data?
Whether it’s Google Streetview or Microsoft’s Bing Streetside, it’s handy to see locations down at street-level. But how would you feel if your car number plate was clearly visible?
Apple has been awarded a patent that, if put into practice, would mean it could remotely disable particular iPhone functions in certain locations. For example, blocking your iPhone from shooting video at a music festival.
In a move likely to please privacy advocates and anger online marketers in equal measure, Microsoft has confirmed that ‘Do Not Track’ will be the default setting for Internet Explorer 10 users.
Ever tried to read the fine print relating to your online privacy? We have and we’ve discovered many are pretty bamboozling. Some privacy policies are so badly written that half of Brits can’t understand them.
One in five of us will apparently be inspired to lose weight after seeing ourselves tagged in an unflattering Facebook photo or holiday snap. Do such snaps, shared with all your friends, prompt you to get in shape?
It’s been reported that Germany’s biggest credit agency is planning to trawl its customers’ social network accounts to gather information to help them credit check and identify ‘opportunities’. But could it happen here?
With ID theft soaring and Facebook’s Timeline requiring extra attention for your privacy settings, is your identity safe online? Our research shows you may be revealing more than you might expect…
How much do you know about social network privacy settings? It’s a question that’s regularly asked, but one that might take a quick wake-up call to really understand. The app ‘Girls around me’ gives just that call…
The government’s due to announce new legislation that will allow the police to monitor all of our online communications. In this guest Conversation, Privacy International argues that this is a step too far.
It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. But the year’s 2012, not 1984, and, as the time flickers on your PC screen, the world’s advertisers are waiting to see which website you’ll visit next.