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  • RadioShack bankruptcy
    A bankrupt RadioShack is trying to sell its customers' information
    After nearly 94 years of doing business, RadioShack is facing imminent bankruptcy. The electronics retailer has been fending off creditors in an effort to preserve their dwindling business. Now, in a controversial move that puts consumer privacy...
  • AnchorFree Interview
    Interview with David Gorodyansky of AnchorFree
    We've talked about Hotspot Shield, the software used to protect you and your identity when online, on Examiner before. Recently, we had the chance to sit down with the co-founder of AnchorFree, David Gorodyansky, to get a more in depth look at...
  • French ambassador sounds off on tech and climate change
    French ambassador sounds off on tech and climate change
    Gérard Araud, the French ambassador to the U.S., has only been in his current job since September, but he’s already made headlines for his opinions on a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from climate change to U.S. politics to gun control....
  • Daniel Burrus
    The Privacy Revolt: The Growing Demand For Privacy-as-a-Service (PaaS)
    There’s one thing just about every company has in common right now. Without even necessarily meaning to, they have in some way become the proprietor of a new kind of wealth. I’m referring of course to their customers’ data. But...
  • Cute baby
    Are parents oversharing about their kids on social media?
    A new poll from the University of Michigan (U-M) reports that more than half of moms and one-third of dads turn to social media such as Facebook to discuss child health and parenting issues. Published March 16, the poll also found that nearly...
  • The White Hat Hacker
    The White Hat Hacker
    These days, it is hard to pick up a newspaper or go online and not see a story about a recent data breach. No other example highlights the severity of these types of hacks than the Sony breach late last year.While a lot of information, including...
  • How the Internet of Things is further killing Privacy
    How the Internet of Things is further killing Privacy
    Privacy used to mean changing clothes behind a partition. Nowadays, say “privacy” and people are likely to think in terms of cyberspace. Stay connected, and you risk losing your privacy.Even if you’re not connected, don’t...
  • Silent Circle unveils new Blackphone
    Silent Circle Unveils World's First Enterprise Privacy Platform
    Silent Circle today unveiled the world’s first enterprise privacy platform, a unique combination of devices, software and services, based upon and built from a fundamentally different mobile architecture –ZRTP. It includes the launch...
  • Eyeglasses
    LensCrafters offers 9 choices for marital status on medical history form
    With all due respect toDorothy Parker, I'm not entirely sure whether the wearing of eyeglasses will any wayimpact your love life, let alone marital status. Then again, the satirist and Round Table foundermay have been on to something judging...
  • New x-ray radar: Can police peer right into your home? New technology raises flags
    New X-ray radar: Officers can look into US homes, radar an invasion of privacy?
    Is new X-ray radar enabling law enforcement agencies to effectively peer inside U.S. homes? A startling new report from MSN News this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, reveals that over 50 patrol groups use radar technology which can help them look into...
  • Warrantless surveillance
    Congress passes bill authorizing collection of all private communications
    On Wednesday, the GOP-led House passed the intelligence authorization for fiscal 2015 which, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., said contained “one of the most egregious sections of law I've encountered during my time as a representative,"...
  • Beloit letter
    Breaking: Beloit police withdraws chief’s offer of home searches for guns
    The Beloit, Wisconsin Police Department on Tuesday withdrew an offer made by Chief Norm Jacobs to have officers search homes for firearms after publicity over the proposal created a public outcry across the Internet.The announcement came from the...
  • Facebook Privacy
    How to be private on Facebook
    With the advent of social media, has privacy become a myth? Actually, it isn’t and it shouldn’t be. Facebook is one of the most popular social media channels nowadays, and it’s actually easy to use it without having your privacy...
  • Press release from Saratoga SO
    Slap heard ‘round the Internet: NY sheriff’s sergeant abruptly quits
    A Saratoga County, N.Y. sheriff’s sergeant abruptly resigned Monday after a video showing him apparently slapping a young man during a routine traffic stop because the motorist would not allow the cop to search his car for a firearm, was...
  • Insecam is hacking thousands of personal security webcams all around the world
    Better change that CCTV security webcam password ASAP
    A creepy new website is hacking private security CCTV webcams around the world and linking to them online for anyone to watch. Insecam, a site which claims to have privacy protection as its goal, is probably illegal, but that hasn't stopped...
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