privacy

  • Signal’s New Usernames Will Let You Keep Your Phone Number Private

    Signal’s New Usernames Will Let You Keep Your Phone Number Private

    For those who care about digital privacy, few apps are more beloved than Signal. For years, the end-to-end encrypted messenger has offered some of the best privacy protections on the web. Strong encryption, zero subscription fees, and virtually no data collection? What’s not to like? That said, there’s always been one little flaw with the…


  • Roomba Won’t Give Amazon a Map to Your Home After Merger Implodes

    Roomba Won’t Give Amazon a Map to Your Home After Merger Implodes

    Amazon abandoned its $US1.4 billion acquisition of Roomba maker, iRobot, on Monday after regulators in the European Union threatened to block the deal. The deal’s implosion means the robot vacuums, and the company’s maps of 40 million floor plans across the globe, will not join the growing list of smart-home devices Amazon uses to collect…


  • Google Finally Stops Handing Your Location Data to Cops

    Google Finally Stops Handing Your Location Data to Cops

    Google announced changes to the way it harvests your location data this week that will finally put a stop to its compliance with geofence warrants, a police surveillance technique that many say circumvents the Constitution. On Tuesday, the company published a blog post explaining that over the next year, Google Maps will stop sending data…