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Google Timeline: A Scary Feature That You Should Turn Off

 July 28, 2015

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Have you ever got the feeling that you are being watched no matter where you go? If you own an Android smartphone, then Google may have just revealed the reason behind that feeling. Earlier this week, Google announced a new Maps tool – Your Timeline. This tool is designed to...

Lost Your Android Phone? Google its Location to find it

 May 4, 2015

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Have you ever experienced the stress that comes with a lost /stolen phone and wondered if there was a simple yet effective way to track your smartphone? Google now has a solution for you, and it is as simple as it gets. If you wish to pinpoint the exact location...

Google and Facebook dominate this week’s security news

 May 16, 2014

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Another interesting week in the IT security industry as the behemoths of the industry garner the spotlight in the news stories again. Ever improving security measures are vital for the industry and it is this constant battle against bugs and security threats that this week’s news stories are all about,...

Round-up of the security news updates

 August 17, 2012

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Website collects addresses of users who tweet the word ‘home’ This interesting website scans user tweets for the word ‘home’. If the person who tweeted the word has location tracking switched on, the website uses the location data and saves it as the address of that user. This information is...

Future Watch III: Location based tracking threatens individual privacy

 June 18, 2012

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Location mapping is a highly useful tool to study social behavior but it also poses a real threat to the privacy of individuals. GPS signals collected via smartphones are just the tip of the iceberg. The latest location mapping tool, known as Indoor Positioning System (IPS), makes use of Wi-Fi...