Tag Archive: info


Supreme Court rules that police need warrants to get phone location info

The decision was ruled in favor with a 5-4 vote.

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 22 stating that police must first get an official warrant before they can use cell tower data to track someone’s location.

This ruling comes from the Carpenter v. United States case that dates back six years to 2011. Timothy Carpenter was arrested for a robbery in Detroit during that year, but only after police tracked down 12,898  [Read More…]

All major U.S. carriers give your real-time location info to third parties

The tech is provided by LocationSmart and seamlessly works in the background.

It’s hard to believe that much of anything is truly private these days. Between smartphones, the internet, and everything else, so much of our data and lives are on full display for various businesses to see. Recently, it was discovered that all four of the major United States carriers provide your real-time location info to third-parties thanks to a loophole in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

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This Chrome extension adds Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB info to Hulu listings

Install, hover. Done.

Now this is pretty cool. If you’ve ever been looking through the Hulu listings on a web browser and wondered “Wouldn’t it be great to have Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB information for each show?” — you’re in luck. It’s been done with a pretty basic Chrome extension from Flixed.io.

Here’s what you do:

You’ll need to be using the Chrome browser. Because it’s a Chrome extension. So Chrome. Install the plugin. Hover over a listing  [Read More…]

Does Google collect too much of our personal info?

Let’s talk privacy.

Just about everyone has a Google account. If you use YouTube, Gmail, or just own an Android phone, chances are you’ve got one. A Google account is almost essential these days for doing anything online, but as we all know, a heap of personal data is collected and saved by the company.

This doesn’t matter to some folks, but for others who want to keep their information as private as can be, it can  [Read More…]

How to check if your Facebook info was accessed by Cambridge Analytica

Chances are your data was shared with Cambridge Analytica. Here’s how to double check if it was.

Perhaps you’ve heard something over the last few weeks regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. I suggest reading through Derek’s full explanation talking about exactly what went down, but essentially, millions of users had their personal information extensively shared with the research firm in an obtrusive, yet legal, manner.

Facebook last reported that up to 87 million of its users in  [Read More…]

Android phones may soon send more precise location info to 911 dispatchers

Early tests have shown promising results.

911 is a number no one in the U.S. ever wants to call, but in the case that you do, you want emergency responders to get to your location as fast as humanly possible. When you currently call 911, your wireless carrier sends your location info to the 911 dispatcher so they know where to send help. Google’s recently been testing a system of its own to handle this process, and it has  [Read More…]

Google’s new SOS Alerts in Search and Maps deliver info in times of crisis

Google wants you to always be safe, so this week it has rolled out a new tool called SOS Alerts in Maps and Search, which display emergency info in case of disasters. In Search, an SOS Alert will appear at the top of results if a user performs a search on a location that has […]

Carezone will help keep your medical info on-track (review)

If you are a person who has multiple medications and/or supplements to deal with on a regular basis, you know that managing doses, refills, and prescription appointment cycles can be a real hassle. And sometimes you can get into a rut where you consistently miss on these, causing potentially real effects on your body. Enter CareZone, […]

Google Maps update makes it easier to get real-time traffic info

Google Maps just became better at helping you reach your destination, on time! Through today’s update, the app will be able to deliver more valuable information at the bottom of your home screen – in real time. Swiping up now will reveal three tabs: one to help you find restaurants, one to beat traffic and […]

BLU’s cheap phones found to be secretly sending sensitive user info to China

When looking to acquire a budget smartphone, most of us probably look towards Chinese manufacturers. But there are some US-based companies that also offer handsets at a bargain. Like BLU. The handset maker is relatively well known for its affordable products which rarely exceed $ 200. The phones seem like a good deal for those don’t