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What Chrome’s incognito mode is actually for, explained by a Google exec

In December 2008, the internet welcomed Google’s Incognito Mode, a privacy option for Chrome, with open arms. The feature offered protection against overbearing browser-history snoops at a time when many of us considered getting caught visiting NSFW site...

Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software...

Think Facebook knows a lot about you? Google is WORSE!

Facebook has hit the headlines in recent weeks over its handling of your private data, and now the s...

Face to face with Nest’s smartest home security camera

Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it’s been...

Google says billions of people’s usernames and passwords are available on the black market

New research by the technology giant and the University of California found that anyone who has an e...

Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are ‘surveillance states’ and risk more regulation

Even though he was once an executive at Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital He...

Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Goog...

Google is secretly recording you through your smart phone

Of course you knew that Google has been recording you without your knowledge, but do you know how to...

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group...

Google has proposed changes in laws for requesting data

General counsel Kent Walker is advocating a new approach. Google says governments should overhaul...