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Category Archives: Privacy

Nokia: Yes, we decrypt your HTTPS data, but don’t worry about it

SUMMARY: [Nokia] has confirmed that the Xpress Browser used on its Asha and Lumia handsets does route HTTPS traffic via its servers, temporarily decrypting it as it does so. However, Nokia maintains that it wouldn’t access complete unencrypted information.

via Nokia: Yes, we decrypt your HTTPS data, but don’t worry about it — Tech News and Analysis.

4 Facebook Privacy Settings for the New Year

Facebook’s privacy settings are a pain point for many users: From the chaos it’s caused after a privacy breach to the confusing settings after the launch of Timeline in 2011, securing your data and understanding who can see which parts of your profile have never been easy.

While Facebook has taken some considerable missteps, the social network has also made strides in ensuring its privacy settings are more accessible and straight-forward. Most recently, Facebook launched a new set of privacy tools to help you more easily manage who can see what you share.

Here’s a look at those new privacy settings, plus three more you should revisit to ensure you start the New Year off safe and secure.

via 4 Facebook Privacy Settings for the New Year.

Facebook privacy settings even trip up the Zuckerbergs | VentureBeat

Facebook privacy settings aren’t always clear, as Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister and creator of the Bravo reality show Silicon Valley, found out Christmas day.

Zuckerberg posted a warm family photo to Facebook that was subsequently tweeted out…

Zuckerberg believed her photo was set to friends only, but everyone should be aware that anything “friends-only” is often not actually “friends-only.” In Zuckerberg’s case, Schweitzer was a friend of another Zuckerberg sister who was tagged in the photo. You may have set your photo to be “friends-only,” but friends of those tagged in the picture can also see that tagged photo.

via Facebook privacy settings even trip up the Zuckerbergs | VentureBeat.

Cloud storage Terms of Service comparison: Avoid Google Drive | The Verge Forums

Chances are this will never be an issue, but the standard Google terms are particularly egregious in the context of personal cloud storage.

…. and, it seems to me, that one could never use Google Drive in a business context, since Google will have the right even to “publicly display” the information you upload.

via Cloud storage Terms of Service comparison: Avoid Google Drive | The Verge Forums.

MS NUads: They watch you watching them

Interactive NUads advertisements tied to the Kinect sensor will roll out in late spring, Microsoft tells CNET. But will all other Kinect apps be as privacy-sensitive?

via Microsoft readies NUads: They watch you watching them | Security & Privacy – CNET News.

Your Complete Guide to Facebook Timeline

Facebook has been rolling out Timeline slowly since December, after first introducing it at its F8 developer conference in September. The project is one of Facebooks most ambitious and significant redesigns to date, as it seeks to become your digital scrapbook with the capability to document your life from birth to present day, and revisit old posts more easily.

While not everyone is on board with Timeline, the switch is inevitable. Heres our complete guide to Facebook Timeline, from making the switch to adjusting your privacy settings, in order to make the transition easier.

via Your Complete Guide to Facebook Timeline.

“Someone tried to steal my identity” – CSO Mag

A cautionary tale regarding Facebook profile privacy:

Someone has spent the last three months trying to get prescription drugs using my name.I learned of this when I got home last night to a note on the kitchen table with a Salem, N.H. police officers name and number with a message to call him back.

Far as I can tell, he got the idea to use my identity from my Facebook page. I don’t give my address or year of birth, but I have had the day of birth on my profile. Given the mistakes the guy has made, it seems reasonable to connect it to my Facebook page. That doesn’t mean he didn’t get my information elsewhere, but it’s all I got at the moment.

I’ve since removed all birthday information, and feel rather stupid for letting that much information onto the profile to begin with.

via Someone tried to steal my identity.

Use new Facebook features to separate personal from professional

Tell-all telephone

By pushing the play button, you will set off on a trip through Malte Spitz’s life.

A cool but chilling demonstration of a life reconstructed using the online data added to location data.

Tell-all telephone | Data Protection | Digital | ZEIT ONLINE.