Are home ancestry kits a cheap way to discover your family’s past, or do they reveal your most personal information to third parties? I’m wondering if it’s worth taking a test.
Posts tagged with "privacy"
Back in 2004, nobody could have foreseen how Facebook would become a platform that more than a quarter of the people on the planet now use. But how’s it coping with its teenage years?
We all know that joining the likes of Facebook means giving up certain personal information. But the Cambridge Analytica scandal has revealed a much darker picture of how our data is treated…
Drones are arguably one of the coolest, funkiest, trendiest (whatever the cool kids say) tech gadgets you can own in 2017, but do you trust them enough to buy one? (more on drones…)
A new Which? investigation has revealed the potential security flaws in smart home tech. Luke Potter, Cybersecurity Director of SureCloud, and his colleagues teamed up with Which? to put this tech to the test. Luke joins us as a guest author to explain more…
Latest Which? research has mapped fraud hotspots in the UK and revealed the ways that you could be targeted. So do you recognise any of these scams?
The organisation behind the image messaging app Snapchat has released its new wearable tech ‘Spectacles’. So could these digital specs be the camera of the future?
We all need a bit of extra help to develop healthier habits, so would a free cinema trip motivate you to get off the sofa a bit more, or are you concerned about sharing too much data?
(more about fitness trackers…)
From dating to fitness, travel to cooking – I bet you have a wealth of apps on your smartphone. But every tap, swipe and download, creates a mass of data that’s sent back to the app’s HQ.
Targeted advertising is big business, and you are the product. You might be used to this online, but what if your smart TV was snooping on you and using that to serve you ads? Well, that’s exactly what could be happening.
Whether you use Facebook or not, I’m sure you haven’t missed any of the concerns about privacy on social networks. Will Facebook’s introduction of hashtags make people more aware of what they’re making public?
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?
Your local shopping centre could be tracking your movements via your mobile phone. Is this a step closer to Big Brother Britain, or the perfect way to help shops create the ultimate personal shopping experience?
Would you be happy for drug companies to have access to your medical records if it helped save someone’s life, even if it wouldn’t improve the quality of yours? That’s exactly what’s in the pipeline – and I’m all for it.