privacy concerns

Performance Over Privacy


Apple might be standing their ground when it comes to releasing information from its devices but that's not making fans feel any safer.

The tech giant has been in the headlines lately for refusing the FBI’s request to unlock a phone reportedly used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terror attacks. Apple says doing so would jeopardize the safety and privacy of all apple users. And while most people are applauding the decision it doesn't mean that apple is winning more fans.  read more »

Apple iBeacon


Apple is keeping tabs on its customers; and it's tracking device is probably in your pocket.

Apple is now using its iBeacon technology at all its U.S. It works by helping guide you around the store, tracking orders and getting you the latest products. For example if you're inside an Apple store and you walk past a display of iPhones you might get a message about how much your phone is worth if you traded it in and if you're eligible for an upgrade.

In order for it to work you need to download the iBeacon app and give it permission to send notices based on your location. You must also have bluetooth turned on and the latest operating system.  read more »

An Apologetic Facebook


Facebook allows its users to connect with people all over the world. But recently the social networking site has come under fire for being a little too social with your personal information.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg switched into full damage control mode earlier this week in response to public dismay with facebook’s privacy settings. There is even a group on facebook calling for all members to delete their accounts on May 31st as a type of protest. Users of the site are upset with the latest privacy settings that make it harder to set your profile so only people of your choosing can see it.  read more »