Scan and Protect is a great new App which allows you to carry all your important documents, safely and securely, on your iPhone. No longer do you need to clutch your briefcase close to your chest or worry about safely storing your bank statements and tax returns. Scan and Protect claims to use the most secure and advanced 256-bit encryption to store and protect your data. Read More
Google today changed its privacy policies and terms and it seems that they are now gearing up against Twitter, Facebook and Apple for delivering the most relevant information. The company has now combined over seventy different policies into one that mentions that Google now has the ability to combine any information it has about you into one single profile to help you get more relevant results. Read More
Apple has officially answered some of the frequently asked questions about location tracking done by the iPhone. The company mentions that the iPhone does not track user location, and has no plans of doing so. Apple has also announced that it will soon be releasing a software update for the iPhone that will fix the location tracking issue. At times, even when “location services” is turned off in settings, iPhone continues to update its Wi-Fi and cell tower data from Apple’s crowd-sourced database. This is a bug, and Apple is working to fix it. Read More
Apple has responded to the questions asked by many of us about the location tracking done by the iPhone. According to Apple, the company has never tracked any user location and does not have any plan to do so. Apple has always valued user privacy, and it always asks the user before collecting user data including location. Apple does mention that it stores location of nearby WiFi hot-spots and stores them in a crowd-sourced database. This crowd-sourced database details are used by iAds to deliver location based contextual results. Read More
Both Apple and Google are collecting your location is some way or the other. AllThingsD have posted a video compilation of Steve Jobs and Andy Rubin discussing privacy related to their mobile platforms. In the video, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Android godfather Andy Rubin make privacy related statements that seem to somehow relate to the present location tracking issue. Read More
Google Street View has delighted Googlephiles and armchair explorers alike, yet flirted with controversy and provoked outrage at what critics see as an invasion of privacy. Whilst personally I love the unique detail offered, and use it regularly with success to find football stadiums across my country to write match reports the sheer volume of visual data gathered has made for whole new stream of news.