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AVG Privacy Glasses

The AVG Privacy Glasses concept beams out infrared light to baffle smartphone cameras and stop you making a spectacle of yourself.

By March 2, 2015

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BlackBerry to leave Pakistan after refusing to ditch user privacy

The Canadian company has taken a stand against demands for "backdoor" access to its services, including encrypted email and messages.

By November 30, 2015


Google makes it easier to control your personal data and privacy

With the new "About me" page, you can view and control what other people see about you across Google's various services.

By November 11, 2015


High-tech toys raise privacy concerns

Talking to your toys has always been a part of growing up, but what if they could have a real conversation with your child? CNET's Lexy Savvides reports on a new generation of connected toys available this holiday season and the privacy issues parents need to keep in mind.

By November 10, 2015


Security trumps privacy as Senate passes controversial cyber bill

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, known as CISA, could make it easier for the government to abuse citizens' civil liberties, opponents say.

By October 27, 2015


Privacy-concerned Apple deletes apps from App Store

The Californian tech giant has removed several apps from its App Store that install root certificates, which potentially allow hackers to view private user information.

By October 8, 2015


Sony hack's invasion of privacy still grates on CEO

Nearly a year after a crippling hack, the studio's boss says he was distressed by how some people combed leaked emails for embarrassing information.

By October 6, 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 2015


Edward Snowden joins Twitter: A public platform for a privacy advocate

The move to the popular social media service makes Snowden, the man who revealed government surveillance programs, more publicly accessible.

By September 29, 2015


Apple: Here's how we try to protect your privacy

An updated privacy page from the iPhone maker details how it tries to safeguard your privacy with each of its offerings, from Apple Pay to iCloud.

By September 29, 2015