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Critics call NYPD's drone deployment 'a serious threat to privacy'

Drones are coming to New York City, and that should worry you.  So argues the New York Civil Liberties Union, which in a Dec. 7 statement blasts the forthcoming NYPD deployment of the flying surveillance bots as "a serious threat to privacy."
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Is that fancy smart gadget a privacy nightmare? A new guide has answers.

These days, even your teddy bear might be out to get you.  As the inevitable creep of "smart" features and products continues to turn everything from your refrigerator to your thermostat into a connected device, it's worth taking a moment to
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Cloudflare just dropped a free privacy app for mobile browsing

It's never just between you and your phone.  What you Google in the wee hours of the morning isn't for your eyes only. Instead, your search queries and history are logged and tracked by a host of companies who likely don't have your best
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton: 'I sold my users' privacy'

In March, around the time when the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal was shaking Facebook's foundations, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called people to #deletefacebook on Twitter.  That wouldn't be so odd if he weren't one of two
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Europe’s New Privacy Rules Could Be Coming to Your Country

May 25 marked the deadline for companies to get in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU law that requires beefed-up data security for all companies that “process” the data of EU citizens (“processing
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Here's what to expect from Silicon Valley's secret privacy meeting

Silicon Valley executives are meeting for half a day tomorrow in San Francisco to discuss consumer privacy, and people are kind of freaking out about it. It all started when Axios reported Monday that people representing some of the largest
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NordVPN is as close to perfect as you could ask for in a VPN

NordVPN $2.75 per month (3-year plan) View Product The Good Strong security feature set • Fast! • Easy to use • Good for torrenting and Netflix The Bad Technically didn't fully pass a The Bottom Line If you’re
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Google makes it easier to control your account settings with a new search feature

It seems that now more than ever, tech companies are paying close attention to user privacy and making it easier to adjust your settings. Now, Google is revamping the Google Account hub to make security and privacy settings easier to navigate. The
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Net neutrality and the privacy debate

From: Buisness-standard By Ajit Balakrishnan Recommended by: business-standard The average citizen who looks at the internet as something that made it easy and costless for him to communicate with his friends and loved ones