Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

theguardian.com Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium… Continue Reading

French consumer rights watchdog sues Google, Facebook, Twitter for privacy violations

rt.com France’s top consumer rights group has filed a lawsuit in a Paris court against Google+, Facebook and Twitter, accusing the social networks of violating the country’s privacy laws. UFC-Que Choisir – a group which advises consumers on products, services… Continue Reading

Google buys Pentagon-funded robotics firm behind fastest-legged robot

rt.com Google has purchased the cutting-edge robotics firm which supplies mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The tech giant is keeping secret what it will produce with the acquired technology. Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that designs robots like BigDog,… Continue Reading

NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports

Edward Moyer CNET News Here’s one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal (which seems to be generating nearly as many blog items as there are phone numbers in the spy agency’s data banks). Earlier this week, Techdirt… Continue Reading

Test ‘reveals Facebook, Twitter and Google snoop on emails’: Study of net giants spurs new privacy concerns

Martin Delgado dailymail.co.uk Facebook, Twitter and Google have been caught snooping on messages sent across their networks, new research claims, prompting campaigners to express concerns over privacy. The findings emerged from  an experiment conducted following revelations by US security contractor… Continue Reading

Google Glass Gets An App To Power The Cyber Cops And Futuristic Firefighters Of Tomorrow

Darrell Etherington techcrunch.com Google Glass has lots of potential applications beyond just making it easier for people to check out their Twitter feed without taking their phones out of their pockets. Mutualink is demoing one such app today at APCO,… Continue Reading

Android 4.3’s New ‘Always-On’ Wi-Fi Feature Buried in Settings

David Murphy pcmag.com It might be a bit much to say that one of the new features packed into Android’s 4.3 upgrade is controversial, but it’s definitely one worth knowing a little bit more about. As those who have taken… Continue Reading

Cable Box Spying On You? Behavior-Detecting Devices Worry Privacy Advocates

Christopher Zara International Business Times News that Google Inc. may be developing a television set-top box with a motion sensor and video camera has rekindled the debate over technology that can record so-called ambient action. Should a TV-mounted box have… Continue Reading

What’s next for Google? Implanting chips in our brain?!

Ian Burrell independent.co.uk The power of computing, and the thrill of its apparently infinite possibilities, has also long been a source of fear. Going into a San Francisco second-hand book shop, shortly before a visit to Google’s headquarters in California,… Continue Reading

Microsoft, Google disappoint; shares pay the price

CNBC.com Tech giants Google and Microsoft tumbled in after-hours trading after both companies missed Wall Street forecasts for the second quarter. Weakness in both stocks weighed on the broader indices after-hours. The Powershares QQQ ETF is off nearly 1 percent… Continue Reading

Tech expert urges Americans to ‘quit Google, Facebook’ over NSA surveillance revelations

J. D. Heyes Natural News (NaturalNews) In light of revelations that the federal government’s massive spy apparatus has been unleashed on its own citizens, some tech experts are now advising users of social media and other Internet-based sites that have… Continue Reading

7 Powerful Ways to Maintain Your Privacy and Integrity Online

Eliot Estep Activist Post The recent NSA leaks from whistleblower Ed Snowden have publicly confirmed that digital privacy does not exist. The federal government and intelligence agencies have direct server access to the world’s most popular sites and services including… Continue Reading