Category: Privacy

Allowing Consumers to Protect Their Privacy and Opting Out of Receiving Junkmail 0

Allowing Consumers to Protect Their Privacy and Opting Out of Receiving Junkmail

As a consumer, one of the most irritating things for a person is to sign up for a product or a service only to find out that their contact information has been sold, or...

Microsoft and Google Plan to Get Rid of Cookies in the Browser 0

Microsoft and Google Plan to Get Rid of Cookies in the Browser

According to an article on AdAge.com, both Microsoft and Google plan to develop their own technology to replace the “cookies” in the Web browsers. Cookies allow the vendors to keep track of people’s browsing...

Opting Out of Ads in Microsoft Accounts 0

Opting Out of Ads in Microsoft Accounts

We all get spam. Right? Whether we like it or not, getting spam is almost unavoidable. Everybody and their brother-in-law wants us to give them our e-mail so they can spam…..er market us their...

Facebook Faces Yet Another Class Action Lawsuit 0

Facebook Faces Yet Another Class Action Lawsuit

Facebook is facing yet another class action lawsuit for tracking people even when they have completely logged out of their Facebook account. This new lawsuit alleges that Facebook violated the federal wiretap laws. As...

Microsoft Security Essentials: Love the Product, Don’t like the Penalty! 0

Microsoft Security Essentials: Love the Product, Don’t like the Penalty!

It’s always a challenge to find the right anti-malware tool that you can proudly recommend. Besides anti-virus software, over the years I have used tons of anti-spyware tools. There were times when I used...

Google in Trouble Over Privacy Issues (Again) 0

Google in Trouble Over Privacy Issues (Again)

The latest news on Google and privacy issues has to do with Google collecting unencrypted personal WiFi data. According to some reports, so many lawsuits are piling up that Google is saying guys can...

Survey Finds 60% Facebook Members May Quit Over Privacy Concerns 0

Survey Finds 60% Facebook Members May Quit Over Privacy Concerns

Some people who are on Facebook understand that there is no such thing as privacy when it comes to Facebook. In other words, Facebook privacy is a joke. Unfortunately, there are millions who don’t...

IT Leaders Trust Microsoft More Than Google…..Duh! 0

IT Leaders Trust Microsoft More Than Google…..Duh!

I read this article on TechRepublic today that says IT leaders trust Microsoft more than Google, 2 to 1. Google has been trying to go after Microsoft in the area of business applications and...

Microsoft Security Essentials Guards Your Home PC Against Viruses & Spyware 1

Microsoft Security Essentials Guards Your Home PC Against Viruses & Spyware

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC and guards your computer against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is always kept...

Should You Enable Error Reporting in Windows? 4

Should You Enable Error Reporting in Windows?

Error reporting is a feature used by Microsoft in Windows operating systems and is enabled by default. Some people like to turn on error reporting to do Microsoft a favor, while others prefer not...

Privacy International Ranks Google as “hostile to privacy” 0

Privacy International Ranks Google as “hostile to privacy”

Privacy International (PI), a human rights research and campaign organization, prepared a report following a six-month investigation into the privacy practices of key Internet-based companies. The following companies listed in alphabetical order were included...

Google’s Street View…or is it candid camera? 0

Google’s Street View…or is it candid camera?

Google, the search engine giant, is once again caught in another controversy. This time it’s a privacy issue that have people up in arms. Google recently started the new “Street View” feature, to go...

When Microsoft Says No, It May Mean Yes 0

When Microsoft Says No, It May Mean Yes

Downloading software from Microsoft used to be fairly simple in the past. No passport mess, no sales call, no hassles. Now Microsoft requires you to register when you download certain products so you can...

Microsoft “Phoning Home” Once Again…..Then Backing Down Somewhat 0

Microsoft “Phoning Home” Once Again…..Then Backing Down Somewhat

Microsoft designed Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) to prevent software piracy. WGA consists of two components: Validation and Notification. The validation part ensures that you are using a legal copy of Windows, while the notification...

Is Microsoft’s Definition of Spyware Acceptable to Security Experts? 0

Is Microsoft’s Definition of Spyware Acceptable to Security Experts?

According to Microsoft “Broadly speaking, spyware is deceptive software that is installed on a user’s computer without the user’s consent and has some malicious purpose.” Brian Livingston of WindowsSecrets.com disagrees with Microsoft definition. He...

Is Google the Dennis Rodman of Technology Industry? 0

Is Google the Dennis Rodman of Technology Industry?

Search engine giant Google is in the news once again. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of news that it would like to add to its search engine. As you may recall, Google has been...