Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

According to a recent F-Secure investigation, it seems that consumers don’t care too much for their privacy & security when connecting to free, public Wi-Fi hotspots. The security firm conducted an investigation on the streets of London and discovered that consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy. The experiment involved setting up a ‘poisoned’ Wi-Fi hotspot where unsuspecting […]

     
 
 

This Pocket-sized Router Project Uses TOR to Protect your WiFi Traffic

This Pocket-sized Router Project Uses TOR to Protect your WiFi Traffic

Privacy and security concerns are affecting more and more people, especially after the disclosures of whistleblower Edward Snowden. At the time, he advised the public to use encryption in order to keep out prying eyes. As a result, a lot of tools and product have been created to meet this purpose and we’ve seen even a smartphone getting created especially fo […]

     
 
 

After Yahoo, Gmail now Makes Phone Numbers Mandatory for New Account

After Yahoo, Gmail now Makes Phone Numbers Mandatory for New Account

Email service providers Google and Yahoo are stepping up their games to prevent spam users and computer generated programs – bots from accessing their services. Gmail and Yahoo have made phone numbers a must while registering for a new email address. While the move promises to keep spammers away, it also raises severe privacy concerns. By having a phone number assorted […]

     
 
 

After Microsoft, Apple Products Reportedly Banned from Chinese Government Purchases

After Microsoft, Apple Products Reportedly Banned from Chinese Government Purchases

China has continued its equivocal relationship with US technology companies. The country has now prohibited the purchase of Apple hardware products from its government agencies citing security reasons. The ban will affect all the central and local agencies in China. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the government is now not allowed to purchase ten Apple products including […]

     
 
 

Daily App: PowerGuard (iOS): Privacy Made Simple

Daily App: PowerGuard (iOS): Privacy Made Simple

As cellphones get more powerful and one uses them for more purposes, the questions of privacy and security become more important than ever. So it is hardly surprising that the security app business is booming with apps claiming to do everything from cleaning viruses to backing up data to wiping your phone clean if it gets stolen, being available on […]

     
 
 

FreedomPop Unveils Cheap Privacy Phone For $189, Challenges BlackPhone

FreedomPop Unveils Cheap Privacy Phone For $189, Challenges BlackPhone

Privacy is one of the most talked-about topics these, as we expose more and more of our personal data through online accounts and smart mobile devices that we carry around with us always. Back in the beginning we saw Geeksphone and a reputed security expert team up for the Blackphone, which we also saw at the Mobile World Congress from […]

     
 
 

Blackphone Smartphone Protects Your Privacy From NSA, Carriers and Advertising

Blackphone Smartphone Protects Your Privacy From NSA, Carriers and Advertising    

There’s been quite a lot of talk lately with regard to our privacy, and here at Technology Personalized we have featured some interesting stories on this subject in the past, such as non-US Based email providers you can trust your privacy on, privacy tips for iOS 7 and also Android apps that can help protect your privacy. Now, we’re hearing […]

     
 
 

A Guide on Self-Destructing Emails, SMS, Facebook Photos, Tweets and More

A Guide on Self-Destructing Emails, SMS, Facebook Photos, Tweets and More

The internet is written in ink and not pencil. That’s what Erica Albright told Mark Zuckerberg in the movie The Social Network. If you follow the timeline of that movie, she almost got all her facts right. But things have changed since, as with most of the medicines, a lot of things you share on the interweb too come or […]

     
 
 

13 Best Privacy Tips for Your iOS 7

13 Best Privacy Tips for Your iOS 7

Apple’s iPhone is a masterpiece of technology which is constantly upgrading and moving towards perfection with every update. An example for this statement is the new iOS 7 that brought plenty of new features and capabilities. The bad thing that came with all of these goodies is that privacy could be seriously threatened by a large number of features and settings […]

     
 
 

Safeplug is a Cheap device that Brings the Tor Anonymity Network at Home

Safeplug is a Cheap device that Brings the Tor Anonymity Network at Home

I’ve bet you’ve already heard about proxy servers and VPN solutions for a safe browsing, solutions which usually hide your IP address and location from any curious website that wants to know it. Among these benefits, VPN servers can also encrypt the connection and make sure that everything sent out the line cannot be interpreted easily. Well, Safeplug, the device […]