Man barges in on his sister-in-law when she is in the bathroom
What should you do when a person doesn’t knock before entering?. Knocking on a door is a sign of respecting others’ privacy. This can also give the person who is inside the room or bathroom a chance to prevent others from entering their private space.
"I figured this would make things complicated" Woman refuses to seek sister's permission before entering her room
Asking someone or knocking on a door before entering another person’s personal space is a sign of respecting their privacy. Most importantly, it’s a polite signal to a person inside the room that someone is waiting outside.
Woman is horrified when boyfriend asks why she came back home after she left for work, showered, but didn't talk to him
** This article is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as shared with me by a friend who experienced them first hand; used with permission. Living in a small town, it doesn’t take long for everyone to become comfortable with everyone else. However, sometimes, some people become too comfortable. For example, my friend was living in a duplex in a small town, and sometimes her boyfriend would stay the night.
Newsflash: LinkedIn Monitors Our "Private Messages"
I wish I was fabricating this, but I'm not. Do you know what feels absolutely awful? Waking up in the morning to find an email from a friend alerting you to the fact that the so-called "professional community" website commonly known as LinkedIn, is spying on us.
What is Twitter Circle and how does it work?
“We want to ensure everyone on Twitter has the choice, control, tools, and transparency to join the conversation how and when they want, and Twitter Circle is another important step in that direction,” the company wrote in a blog post announcing the feature.
Online Forms May Collect and Share Your Data Even if You Don’t Click Submit
You might expect that if you complete an online form on a website and click the submit button, the data you enter will be stored and probably shared out. What may surprise you is that many web forms save, use, and share the data you enter even if you change your mind and don’t submit them, perhaps because you’re having second thoughts about providing the requested data.
A new US data privacy measure promises to offer you greater control over your data and change how businesses handle it
In many ways, there are no laws in the U.S. that protect data privacy. Even though there are some protections for health and financial data, the United States, which is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world, like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Meta (Facebook), does not have a federal law that protects data privacy in a comprehensive way. This means that U.S. citizens have less privacy protection for their data than people in other countries. But that could soon change.
New TV Series Using Footage From The Ring Home Video Surveillance System Sparks Criticism
Politicians and members of the general public decry parent company Amazon’s new syndicated production with MGM, which is being labeled as exploitive. This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: Deadline.com, Wikipedia.org, Amazon.com, HollywoodReporter.com, Google.com, and TheGuardian.com.
Amazon Is Increasingly Tracking Your Data As The Company Grows
The opinion of the author is his own and has no affiliation with the topic that was included. Sources that are used in this article are the following: AP News and for information about individuals, he used Wikipedia.
Major Network Security Breach at Two NJ Hospitals Exposes Patient Information
An unauthorized individual gained limited access to patients protected health records at Trenton Psychiatric and Anne Klein Forensic Center. "The New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health Services takes its commitment to protecting patient health records very seriously. Therefore, this press release is meant to notify certain New Jersey residents of a recent Network Security Incident (“Incident”) that may have involved their Protected Health Information (“PHI”)." - from NJ Department of Health.
Stepmom lets herself into teen step-daughter's room while she was changing
Having privacy helps teenagers gain autonomy and individuality, and giving children freedom is a part of helping them grow up and cultivate the skills they need as adults. Not to mention, introverted teenagers can be very private about their feelings and require time to reflect and refuel. So they tend to spend more time in solitude.
Amazon can give police Ring Home Surveillance Footage without users consent
Amazon has admitted to sending Ring surveillance footage to police on 11 occasions this year without the permission from its users. The videos were disclosed in cases where "Ring made a good-faith determination that there was an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to a person requiring disclosure of information without delay," said Amazon's vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, in a letter to Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts.
Experts Say Think Twice About Private Browsing
Did you think your search history was safe if you used private browsing? Well, you might think twice about the practice. Experts say it does not offer enough privacy as you believe.
FTC Announces Plans to Step Up Privacy Protection
Federal regulator issues warning to consumers, notice to business on data and privacy. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced via blog post it's plans to step up enforcement of laws and regulations designed to protect consumer privacy. The move comes as big data and technology companies are collecting an unprecedented amount of personal information from users.
Consumer Bureau Takes Action to Protect Personal Privacy
CFPB tackles misuse of credit reports and background screening reports. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued an advisory regarding the use and sharing of consumer credit reports and background screening reports. The move is intended to provide protection from personal privacy invasions that can result from data collection and distribution.
This video depicts my way of obtaining privacy in my backyard without a privacy fence. When you rent a condominium, your options for privacy are limited.
Bug in Gmail’s Authentication Code for Facebook Users is Discovered.
A recently discovered error in its authentication code and its possible exploits can make users rethink. Speaking to The Daily Swing, security researcher Youssef Sammouda has revealed a set of flaws in the authentication code that Gmail uses, which has allowed him to exploit the vulnerabilities of Facebook. He reveals that this can be used to hijack any Facebook account that uses Gmail credentials as log-in info. The scope of the damage that could be done through the wrong exploitation of this vulnerability can only be imagined.
Woman catches man taking pictures of her feet on flight
If you are on a flight and your personal space and privacy are being violated, what do you do? One woman found out when she captured a man sitting next to her taking pictures of her feet.
Peeking in my boyfriend's cell phone was a sign the relationship was broken
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. I am a big believer in privacy. To me, journals are sacred, and should never be touched by anyone but their owner.