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  • Swipe tackles Facebook's privacy concerns
  • Swipe tackles Facebook's privacy concerns
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Swipe tackles Facebook's privacy concerns

Although many people may be suspicious of how firms like Facebook use their personal info, they’re unlikely to stop using their services entirely. Enter Swipe, an app that gives its users access to the social network without having to install the official app on their phone.



  • GranitePhone provides complete privacy GranitePhone provides complete privacy

    At the Mobile World Congress show 2015 Brazilian security company Sikur announced the launch of the GranitePhone. Perfectly pitched for people concerned about privacy, the phone offers encrypted messaging, calls and email, and is ‘locked down’ so other software can't be installed.

  • Article image Who wants to live a monitored life?

    Over 60% of Brits want to see more CCTV in their local area, but 86% of internet users have taken steps to remove or mask their digital footprints. With such a difference in attitudes, we're living in ‘the privacy paradox’. But if we care so much, why do we share so much?

  • Article image How much does Germany care about web privacy?

    The German media is still seething over allegations that the US and UK governments spied on Germans’ phone calls and internet usage. Will the emotion around spying lead Germans to abandon the likes of Google and Facebook for the sake of privacy?

  • Article image Citizenme: giving back control of personal data

    Nearly 80% of people think companies use their personal data to make more money, so they're reluctant to share it. With over three quarters of people concerned about online privacy, Citizenme gives them back control of their data. But what does it mean for users and advertisers?