What Is Worst Thing That You’ve Found On Your Partners Phone?

A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after she killed her boyfriend and later tried to take her own life by stabbing herself.

The woman is said to have found text messages from another woman on her boyfriend’s phone.

Mwalimu feels that the woman may have taken the text message out of context and was wrong for going through the man’s phone.

Although Maina does not condone the woman’s actions he feels that there must be more to the text messages than people may know. It could have been a steamy text or even private images hence her harsh reaction.

Listen to what people had to say:

Whatsapp Ranked Worst In Terms Of User Privacy

A new report recommends you stay away from whatsapp because it’s privacy for data is questionable.

The app, was ranked the  least protective of user data.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual ‘Who Has Your Back?’ report was strongly critical of the instant messaging app in every criterion, and recommended that users use Apple applications or Dropbox for IM and file exchange.

Adobe, Wikimedia, WordPress and Yahoo also received high marks for their defence of user privacy, though the EFF’s grading of Google and Microsoft were far less complimentary.

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp but was rated separately, and was given four out of five stars, as was Twitter.

The ‘Who Has Your Back?’ report assesses technology companies in five criteria: whether they follow best practices for data security, whether they inform users when the government requests data, whether they are open about their policies on holding on to user data, whether they tell users when the government demands the removal of content, and whether they publicly oppose so-called backdoors which give the government access to data.

-Metro

Facebook to be sued over privacy policies

Facebook is being sued in Austria over alleged privacy violations and claimed participation in the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM programme.

An Austrian law graduate called Max Schrems is leading the class action lawsuit on behalf of around 25,000 Facebook users based in Europe and beyond.

Germany, regarded as one of Europe’s more privacy-conscious countries, has the highest number of people backing the case with more than 5,000 users and more than 1,000 people from the UK and Ireland.

The hearing is set to begin in Vienna, where Mr Schrems will say Facebook took a “Wild West” approach to data protection.

They want Facebook to stop mass surveillance, to (have) a proper privacy policy that people can understand, but also to stop collecting data of people that are not even Facebook users.

“There is a wide number of issues in the lawsuit and we hope to kind of win all of them and to get a landmark case against US data-gathering companies.”

The case has been brought against the social network’s European headquarters in Dublin.

All accounts outside the US and Canada are registered there – around 80% of the site’s 1.3 billion users.

Mr Schrems is seeking compensation of around £360 per user.

In June 2013 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg denied that Facebook had taken part in the NSA’s spying programme to share user information with the US government.

Privacy out of date in the future

Imagine a world in which mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or in which a department store knows from your buying habits that you are pregnant even before your family does. That is the terrifying dystopian world portrayed by a group of Harvard professors at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday.

“Welcome to today. We’re already in that world,” said Margo Seltzer, a professor of computer science at Harvard University. “Privacy as we knew it in the past is no longer feasible. How we conventionally thought of privacy is dead.”

Another Harvard researcher in genetics said it was “inevitable” that personal genetic information would become publicly accessible.Sophia Roosth said national intelligence agencies were already being asked to collect genetic information on foreign leaders to determine factors such as susceptibility to disease and life expectancy.

Seltzer imagined a world in which tiny robot drones, the size of mosquitoes, flew around extracting a sample of DNA for analysis by, say, the government or an insurance company.

Invasions of privacy are “going to become more pervasive,” she predicted. Despite the pessimistic Orwellian vision, the academics were at pains to stress that the positive aspects of technology still far outweigh the assaults on privacy they entail.

“In the same way in which we can send tiny drones to spy on people, we can send the same machines into an Ebola ward to “zap the virus”, Seltzer said. “The technology is there; it is up to us how we use it.”

 

Your Instagram “privacy” isn’t really private

Millions of ‘private’ photos posted on Instagram have been made available for public viewing due to a loophole on the social media site.

If an Instagram account was set to private but the user posted links to their photos on other social media platforms, those photos became public, meaning they could still be shared by copying their URL.

And the company has appeared to claim that the function was deliberate and not a flaw – though they have been quick to release a patch to resolve the issue.

‘If you choose to share a specific piece of content from your account publicly, that link remains public but the account itself is still private,’ an Instagram spokesman told Quartz.

Another spokesman told MailOnline: ‘In response to feedback, we made an update so that if people change their profile from public to private, web links that are not shared on other services are only viewable to their followers on Instagram.’

Quartz said the loophole was the sort of ‘complexity’ ordinary users had to navigate.

Instagram’s parent company, Facebook, is no stranger privacy issues. It has been fighting lawsuits in recent months over claims it fails to ensure personal data is safeguarded from marketers and third-party apps.

-Metro