State police cite 1658 drivers under new cellphone ban Frederick News Post (subscription) Lt. Todd May, the state police's Frederick Barrack commander, said distracted driving and cellphone use while driving “are still major concerns” for safety.
Distracted driving isn't worth the danger to yourself and others, or the possible ticket. If you find yourself checking your phone on the road try using a SilentPocket to eliminate the distraction.
Privacy is on everyones' minds in the U.S. since revelations about the NSA exploded. You can't talk on the phone about some casual pot smoking anymore without your friend making the, "Hi NSA!" joke. And apparently for good reason.
Since February, CVS Caremark has been pushing its pharmacists to enroll customers in a prescription-drug rewards program. (RT @xor: CVS wants to trick you into giving up your medical privacy, and is willing to pay you $50 for it.
This is why it's always important to read the fine print and understand what you're giving up. It's too bad companies aren't more transparant about what they want to do with your private information.
Washington Post Wearable tech such as Google Glass, Galaxy Gear raises alarms for privacy ... Washington Post Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch is set to hit U.S.
Do we really need another peice of technology collecting data on us? Maybe we should slow down and make sure there are solid privacy measures in place for existing technology before developing new ones.
This week, the Swedish Police was caught red-handed keeping illegal databases of Romani people and their kinship – no criminal history, no suspicion of crime, just Romani descent. This event shows why the “Nothing to hide, nothing to fear” cliché is dangerous and wrong.
U.S. News & World Report Apple taps new level of privacy protection Columbus Dispatch WASHINGTON — Apple Inc.'s use of fingerprint scanning in its new iPhone models could lead more device-makers to adopt the authentication method as a successor to...
Do you really want your fingerprint stored digitally on your phone?
Every now and then we get asked by friends or customers how SilentPocket can benefit them in their lives. The short answer is that a SilentPocket product lets you take back control over when your data can be accessed.
Confidentiality and privacy are key for professions like lawyers, two things SilentPocket can help you maintain.
(New York) – The United Nations General Assembly should approve a new resolution and make clear that indiscriminate surveillance is never consistent with the right to privacy, five human rights organizations said in a November 20, 2013 letter to...
It's about time the UN weighs in on this important issue.
More and more fashion retailers are equipping their fitting rooms with RFID. This blog post discusses the concept of so called smart fitting rooms - how they change shopping behavior and aid the retailer, and how the system is implemented.
The conveniences offered by RFID tracking are quite nice, but are they worth the cost in privacy to get?
Newly released documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) suggest that since 2010 the FBI has warrantlessly tracked cell phones using sophisticated "sniffing" equipment called Stingrays.
NPR (blog) Official Sidesteps Queries on Cellphone Locations ABC News The head of the National Security Agency sidestepped questions Thursday from a senator about whether the NSA has ever used Americans cellphone signals to collect information on...
Hopefully this is the start of many changes to the NSA.
Hey mobile developers -- here's one way to make your apps more privacy-friendly GigaOM Excellent news for those who worry about the privacy implications of apps: MEF, a trade organization for mobile content and commerce firms, has launched a...
A great move towards making apps more transparent about what information they gather, and what they do with it.
The Guardian NSA Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web New York Times The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes...
Even encryptions are being broken by the NSA. Is there any privacy left?