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This week in privacy

New terror laws allow Australian web to be monitored Apple and Google encrypt phone data; law enforcement worried Schools in Huntsville, Alabama monitor students online thanks to NSA DuckDuckGo now blocked in China Source. Tweet

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Google’s Project Tango

Anyone that has this on their phone or combined with Google Glass will be leaving those items in their car or not visiting the inside of my home. Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion. What if you never found yourself lost in a new building again? What if directions to a new location didn’t stop at the street address? Imagine playing hide-and-seek in your house with your favorite game character. Imagine competing against a friend for control over physical space with your own miniature army. […]

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Thomas Gagnon, 32, of Beverly, Massachusetts was sent to jail for violating an active restraining order because Google+ automatically invited his ex-girlfriend to join his circles. According to Gagnon, Google automatically sent the invitation without informing him or asking for his consent. As the Salem News reported, Gagnon was arrested about 90 minutes after his ex-girlfriend notified police. The officers agreed the sent invitation constituted a violation of the restraining order, and while the district court judge acknowledged he wasn’t sure precisely how Google+ processes invitations, he set bail at $500. While Gagnon argues he […]

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Last week, Google engineering director Attila Bodis revealed that Google is going to pair your Google+ picture and phone number. This is the coolest part of the new Caller ID by Google feature my team worked on, and we’re finally announcing it for early 2014: “Coming in early 2014, users who have verified their phone number and have discovery turned on will have their names and Google Profile photos display whenever they call you, or you call them (it’s great if a new friend who hasn’t been saved in your contacts yet calls you). Check […]

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