Blackphone launching a “privacy focused” app store

Blackphone is hoping to lure business users with promises of a more secure app store, it has emerged. According to The Guardian, the store which will launch in January will carry out a higher degree of vetting on potential apps - checking that they actually do what they say they will. This means that if…

Backlash against “invasive” Samaritans Radar web app

Samaritans new web has received criticism on social media today for being "invasive", and essentially misconceived in its attempt to flag up friends at risk. You may have read in The Digest this morning about the new app aimed at helping those in need. It sounds pretty clever: Essentially you sign in with your Twitter…

How the rich and famous disappear from Google Street View

It seems that UK celebrities are taking the newfound "right to be forgotten" literally. Gizmodo reports (http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/07/celebs-and-the-generally-wealthy-blur-their-homes-in-google-street-view/) that mansions owned by former prime minister Tony Blair and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney have started to appear blurred on Google's Street View, where people’s faces and car licence plates are usually covered up. Also looking a…

Privacy campaigners sue UK spy agency over 'unlawful hacking'

Privacy International has filed a legal complaint against the British government in a bid to stop the intelligence service GCHQ from hacking into devices to gather information. The privacy campaign group claims that millions of devices have been infected by…

Facebook: No private messages appeared on Timelines

Facebook have gone into PR overdrive this morning, after numerous users claimed yesterday that private messages were appearing on their public Timelines, something which Facebook have vehemently denied. The majority of complaints originated in France, where users claimed that private…