British Spies Shocked People Use Webcams to Send Pics of Their Junk

Officials in the British spy program responsible for collecting and batching images from Yahoo users' webcams were shocked — SHOCKED! — to discover that people often use webcams to transmit pictures of their naughties to other denizens of cyber space. This only goes to further prove that governments are about as… » 2/27/14 3:45pm 2/27/14 3:45pm

'Boyfriend Tracker' Apps--for the Paranoid Creep Who Has Everything!

A controversial new relationship app has línguas wagging all over Brazil: the "Boyfriend Tracker" has been removed from Google Play after public outcry over invasion of privacy. The app is designed for suspicious creeps who want to track their marauding boyfriends' penis movements (presumably it works equally well on… » 8/22/13 6:40pm 8/22/13 6:40pm

Isn't It Time the NSA Went Into the Matchmaking Business?

Meeting people sucks. Maybe it would just be easier if the government did it for us. Before you dismiss my proposal as another big Nanny State bleeding heart poopy pants liberal Obamabot fantasy, consider what's happening in South Korea, where the lowest fertility rate among industrialized countries (1.15) has… » 8/05/13 6:00pm 8/05/13 6:00pm

You Can Track Your Kids and Lovers, But You Probably Shouldn't

Paranoid tech nerds, rejoice: new tracking gadgets enable you to track whomever you want in a myriad of ways. Want to know where your wife is at 2 P.M. on a Wednesday? Want to be able to see your teenager's specific location on an online map? Want to receive a text alert if your husband leaves his office before a… » 10/22/12 4:40pm 10/22/12 4:40pm

Spying on a Significant Other Is Becoming an Acceptable Form of Social…

So. A new online dating survey of 2,000 lonesome souls found out some pretty salient information, which is that there are quite a few Americans who apparently think that it's fine to sift through a significant other's emails, texts and browsing history. More than a third of the survey's respondents said that they'd be… » 8/26/12 10:30pm 8/26/12 10:30pm

What Is IKEA Doing Spying on Its Employees and Angry Customers?

IKEA seems so friendly and efficient and non-threatening—unless you consider taking over the décor of houses worldwide to be aesthetically threatening—but it seems there might be a darker side to everyone's go-to furniture retailer. The Swedish company is being investigated in France for hiring private detectives to… » 3/14/12 10:00pm 3/14/12 10:00pm

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

If you've never hung out with the IT professionals in your office, then this may come as news to you: They're pretty much all reading your shit. You probably even signed away your right to complain about in on your first day in the stack of papers they had you sign as part of the hiring process. I worked at a job… » 6/19/08 3:30pm 6/19/08 3:30pm