If you have experienced the frustration of opening the photo app on your iPhone only to find that most of your photos have disappeared, leaving a “Restoring” message on the screen, and then having to wait while they restore, all for no apparent reason, you’re not alone. For many this only started happening after iOS 7.
Facebook drones. If those two words strike terror into your heart as you envision the loss of all privacy, you probably don’t need to be afraid. Nevertheless, Facebook drones may become a reality as the company looks to gain its next billion users.
The Zello Walkie Talkie app is quickly becoming the one to one, and one to many, secure communications app for protestors around the world. That’s because Zello (not to be confused with Zillow) is secure, light weight, available in many languages, works over 3G, GPRS, Edge, and wifi, and it’s free. There are versions for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and PC. It’s available in Chinese, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese and Swedish.
It turns out that the U.S.’ NSA is not the only intelligence agency conducting privacy-invading surveillance on average citizens. The UK’s GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) has been quietly collecting data – including revealing screenshots of breasts and other body parts – from Yahoo webcam chats – under an effort called Project Optic Nerve.
This week Facebook started phasing out Facebook email. Sort of. “When someone sends you an email,” says Facebook, “the email will be forwarded to the primary email address on your account.” Facebook says that when someone sends email to your Facebook email address, it “will no longer go to your Messages on Facebook.” (Who knew that it did?)
Google is releasing a new device, still currently known as Project Tango. This device can be used to create 3D maps of an area such as your home. Before you get too excited about this, Project Tango is only being released to about 200 developers so that they can develop programs for this technology, but it is headed our way sooner or later.