privacy Tag

Most of us are active on social media for various reasons. Some of us like to catch up with our friends, some like to be updated on the happenings around the world, and some just like to use it in our free time. Hundreds of thousands of new social platforms have emerged after the popularity of a few.   It has almost become mandatory to be active...

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In the world of improved communication and faster access to information, it is important for us to know the boundaries and to look after our privacy as we often fall prey to the hands of constant monitoring of artificial intelligence and algorithms. This can be a threat to our civil rights and the right to privacy. To enlighten on this topic, Northeastern University hosted an...

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This contemporary age can rightly be called the "Age of Digitalisation". Never in the hitherto existing history of human civilisation have humans been so closely interlinked. Many call it a cure, many call it a boon but the reality remains that in the present times, everyone has their presence in the digital world of the Internet. The society has turned to this development so fast...

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smartphones

Smartphones have become a vital part of our lives and without them, we feel like only half a person. Smartphones are used every day, to surf the internet and social media platforms, check emails, manage calendars, listen to music, play games, watch videos, take photos, read the news, write text messages, and also, every now and then we use them for their original purpose, to...

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digital privacy

FaceApp, an application, shows you how you would look like in your golden years when you upload a headshot on it. It is no doubt fun and entertaining. Everyone uploads their aged look on their social media and everyone has fun. What we do not bother ourselves with while having fun, are the privacy issues. Do we actually think about our digital privacy? David Choffnes, an...

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privacy

You cannot escape the internet in the present day. Although it feels like we can’t function without the internet, it hasn’t been around since the beginning. The internet was especially not a factor of concern during the time laws regarding freedom of speech and expression were made.   Dale Herbeck, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts, Media, and Design...

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Transferring files in your phone has become one of the easiest tasks today. Whether you are sharing pictures or songs, your phone device has got it all covered. However, this connectivity may compromise your privacy and security, especially if it is an apple device.   Recently, a researchers’ group from Northeastern University and the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, found flaws that make Apple’s AirDrop and similar services vulnerable...

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Internet of Things, as we all know is the rapidly growing network of internet-connected devices in your everyday life. Though IoT enables you to connect your doorbells, TV, refrigerator, microwave and a number of other devices to your phone and makes your job very easy. It is considered to be one of the greatest privacy nightmares.   To find out the ways in which the consumers are...

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Every person these days has a smartphone with around 50 to 60 apps. Most of these apps request a lot of user information such as email id, address, phone number and what not. Although all of this is done after the user’s consent, one will be surprised to know how much data your apps can actually extract. Smartphones are so powerful, they can get your...

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