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Consent - one option to agree
The Cookie Crumbles: How We’re Manipulated into Giving Consent

Many sites employ design and wording tactics to push users towards consenting to share their data.

Jennifer Baker
By Jennifer Baker9 Jan 2019  ·  10 mins read
Social Apps
Was 2018 a Turning Point for Privacy?

From Facebook scandals to major corporate breaches, 2018 may have been a watershed year for digital privacy.

Natasha Stokes
By Natasha Stokes21 Dec 2018  ·  6 mins read
Google Home Mini
“Hey Google, What Do You Do With My Data?”

Smart speakers are surging in popularity. How do they protect the data streaming from people’s homes?

Kate O'Flaherty
By Kate O'Flaherty19 Dec 2018  ·  10 mins read
Free vpn thumb
Free VPN App Investigation

We investigated the top free VPN apps in Apple's App Store and Google Play and found over half were run by secretive Chinese-backed companies

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano17 Dec 2018  ·  20 mins read
Social and email apps on a smartphone
Read Those App Permissions - It Won’t Save Your Privacy

The latest revelation of mobile apps that scrape too much data shows privacy can’t be achieved simply through good digital habits.

Natasha Stokes
By Natasha Stokes13 Dec 2018  ·  4 mins read
Facebook Portal
Privacy Review: Facebook Portal

Facebook’s always-listening smart screen doesn't do enough to justify the potential privacy risk

Natasha Stokes
By Natasha Stokes5 Dec 2018  ·  10 mins read
Dead End sign: How to access the data of the deceased?
What Happens to Facebook, Apple and Google Accounts After Death?

There aren’t many laws for how social media and email data should be handled after someone dies. We need more.

Natasha Stokes
By Natasha Stokes28 Nov 2018  ·  10 mins read
Smart speaker, iPhone and privacy?
The Next Big Tech Battle Will Be Over Privacy

With AI startup Silk Labs, Apple is investing in privacy. Google and Amazon seem to be betting on greater personalization.

Natasha Stokes
By Natasha Stokes22 Nov 2018  ·  5 mins read
Woebot - a bot for chatting about mental health
Can You Trust Your AI Therapist?

Chatbots to help people deal with anxiety are increasingly popular - but are they keeping user data safe?

Natasha Stokes
By Natasha Stokes19 Nov 2018  ·  10 mins read