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12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It's not just your boss or the government that's spying on you, it's also the devices and technologies you embrace.

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Here are 12 ways your personal technology is betraying your privacy.

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Stop Google from using you in ads

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The Kim Komando Show: America’s top weekend talk radio program about all things digital!
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Thanks to Cindy Bachelor Weller for bringing this to my attention.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which tech companies are looking out for your privacy?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which tech companies are looking out for your privacy? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Electronic Freedom Foundation calls out Sonic.net for actively protecting personal data from the government, and Verizon, AT&T and Apple for, well, not.
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After we have learnt that the National Security Agency's PRISM  programme tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring user's search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats this infographic importance takes on a new meaning.

 

Shame on Verizon, AT&T and Apple!

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luiy's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:26 PM

Twitter and Sonic.net took top scores in a new Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) report rating tech companies' stewardship of users' personal data and their willingness to hand over data to the government. The two companies got high marks on each of the EFF's six privacy best practices categories, which include things like "require a warrant for content," "tell users about government data demands," and "publish transparency reports."


On the other end of the scale were Verizon, AT&T and Apple. Verizon failed to get a star in even one category, while AT&T and Apple earned just one apiece. 

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User beware: That mobile app is spying on you

User beware: That mobile app is spying on you | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A recent study of the 400 most popular iOS and Android apps reveals that nearly all free apps collect users' personal data
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.... paid iOS apps surprisingly collect more data and share that information with more third parties than Android paid apps, making iOS slightly more risky than Android. On the whole, free apps remain the most risky category ....

 

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Roger Smith's curator insight, August 6, 2014 7:12 PM

Of course you may have the 1% that are not spying on you but I would not count on it

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Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'...
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All the models on cloud adoption, all those projected revenues, count for nothing with such damning news. Companies with sensitive data will be reluctant to store their data outside their premises if they cannot feel secure.

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