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PRIVACY

Why Facebook Messenger Kids Is A Bad Idea

Facebook touts its new Messenger Kids app as a safe way for kids to use the popular platform that's compliant with strict kids advertising rules. Dig deeper though and a more disturbing picture emerges of collecting and profiting from kids data that while legal will be worrying parents.


January 17, 2018
4 mins
PRIVACY

Privacy-Unfriendly App Features – A Rogues Gallery

Uber is notorious for encroaching on users' privacy but it's far from the only big app with intrusive features. We look at some of the worst examples among popular apps, which may make you reconsider what you keep installed on your smartphone.


January 04, 2018
5 mins
PRIVACY

Apple is Giving Away Your Sensitive Facial Data

Privacy concerns about Face ID - Apple's facial recognition tech - have intensified now that it's emerged that app makers not only have access to your facial data but can store it on their own servers.


December 20, 2017
4 mins
PRIVACY

Top10VPN Smart Toys Privacy & Security Report: Hackers Can Spy on Your Kids

Could your child's smart toy put your family's privacy at risk? Top10VPN.com uncovers some disturbing vulnerabilities in this year’s hottest smart toys.


December 07, 2017
7 mins
PRIVACY

Smart Glasses and Privacy

Smart glasses are once again making headlines with Snap's apparently failed $40 million gamble on its Spectacles. There's a few reasons why smart glasses continue to struggle, we take a look at one of them: privacy.


November 10, 2017
4 mins
PRIVACY

Apple FaceID? “No Thanks!” Say UK Consumers

Apple’s Face ID may just be a hit with the earlier adopters as only two in five Brits think it is a good idea, according to exclusive research for Top10VPN.com. We also discovered that 79% of Brits prefer fingerprints or passcodes to facial recognition.


November 09, 2017
5 mins
PRIVACY

Will Snooping Social Media Profiles Make US Borders Safer?

US customs can now demand your passwords and snoop through your social media and personal devices. Refuse and you'll be denied entry - or worse. The question is whether this incredible privacy intrusion is even effective at all at fighting terrorism let alone justified.


November 01, 2017
7 mins
PRIVACY

Australia on Encryption: “I’m with Stupid”

Australia is following in the footsteps of the wrong-headed UK in trying to undermine encryption. In the ostensible bid to fight terrorism, Australia is the latest to risk the security that allows much of the web to function.


October 27, 2017
4 mins
PRIVACY

Privacy International Right to Challenge Government’s Bulk Hacking Powers

The privacy rights group and seven ISPs are taking the government to court over its ability to hack the British public en masse. As well undermining 250 years of common law, it rides roughshod over our inalienable human rights and makes us all more exposed to criminal hackers.


October 10, 2017
6 mins
PRIVACY

Driven into the Dark Web by Lack of Privacy

Draconian state surveillance combined commercial exploitation of personal data is killing privacy. With encryption now in governments' sights, it's little surprise more of us are taking more extreme measures.


September 20, 2017
6 mins
PRIVACY

Facial Recognition? We’ll Stick to a Passcode, Thanks

Facial recognition for device security has stepped into the spotlight with the launch of the iPhone X. Despite the convenience factor, there are significant security question marks about using the technology in this way.


September 15, 2017
5 mins
PRIVACY

Facial Recognition Tech at Walmart: Privacy Issues

Creepy new facial recognition tech being developed by Walmart that it plans to combine with customer purchase history sets our privacy antenna tingling. It's part of a wider trend of adoption of this tech that has disturbing privacy implications.


August 30, 2017
3 mins