Tag: privacy

Better Mobile, Online Privacy Means Redesign the Manuals

By Lee Rickwood

User manuals and privacy policies should get a ‘thumbs up, thumbs down’ button.

It’s not just about telling users how something works.

It’s about telling them if, how and why information is gathered about how, when and where they use it.

Mobile Phone Tracking Raises Privacy Concerns

by Lee Rickwood

So, what were those scientists saying about mobile tracking again? Why are so-called privacy experts going ballistic – haven’t any of them read the instructions?!?!?

Will Google and Facebook start feuding over data?

By Ted Kritsonis

This week, Google updated its Nexus S Android smartphone and ultimately severed the ties between Facebook contacts and Android’s own Contacts application. The move is just the latest in the increased competition between the two tech giants over sharing data.

Fotobounce 3.1 plugs some big holes, but a few more tweaks needed

By Ted Kritsonis

Face recognition is fast becoming a staple of photo editing software because of the simple fact that it helps organize growing libraries of digital photos. The latest version of Fotobounce fills in some crucial gaps in organizing and sharing full resolution photos, but some extra tweaks would’ve made this update even better.

Media Democracy Depends on New Technology – and You!

by Lee Rickwood

We all want to know what features a specific cell phone has, for example, just as we all should want to know what impact media and technology have on our economy, our society, ourselves.

Diaspora: social networking with privacy in mind

By Tim Teatro

I shake my head as I watch the constant roll of articles detailing some new height of insecurity or lack of privacy in Facebook. But there’s hardly been a promising alternative: until now.

Data Spills, Not Oil Spills Threaten Businesses in Canada

by Lee Rickwood

Most Canadian companies say they aren’t concerned about data breaches involving their customers’ personal information. Despite the fact those same companies are collecting and holding more personal information than ever before, a recent survey conducted for the Privacy Commissioner of Canada found that 42 per cent of businesses surveyed are not concerned about security breaches.