Mozilla exec urges Firefox users ditch Google for Bing

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, used his personal blog to urge Firefox users away from Google and to use Microsoft's search engine Bing, instead. Dotzler cited privacy concerns, specifically pointing to comments recently made by Google CEO Eric Schmidt."I think judgment matters," said Schmidt. "If you have something ...

Google launches privacy Dashboard service

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Google has launched a Dashboard service that's designed to show how much the search engine giant knows about its users online activities.The service provides a summary of data associated with a specified Google account. Users gain the ability to view and manage data, which ranges from search engine queries and ...

Carbonite Can Decrypt Your Data

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Yes, your data is encrypted before it gets sent up to their servers for storage (via an SSL connection), but Carbonite keeps a copy of the decryption key on their servers in case they need to decrypt it for various reasons.  It's stated in their Privacy Policy so it's not ...

Facebook Privacy & Security Guide

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Created by Tom Eston. This is version 1.1 of the guide, last updated September 2009. It is updated when Facebook changes any privacy settings or configuration. Source:

What does the government know about you?

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

It seems that one of the most paranoid suppositions regarding government control of regular citizens is partly true. Wired reports that they managed to procure declassified documents that show that FBI uses a data-mining system to track down terrorists, but to do this they also gather information about regular citizens ...