All posts tagged "privacy"

  • (Yonhap)
    [NY Times] S. Korea’s invasion of privacy: opinion

      SEOUL, South Korea — South Koreans have had to deal with a series of affronts to their privacy recently, but one blow stings more than the rest: The country’s three main telecommunication companies...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • Attendees watch a presentation at the Samsung booth at the International CES, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
    Samsung Smart TVs can record your voice and sell info to 3rd parties

    South Korean tech giant Samsung recently rolled out a new line of Smart TVs powered by its own homegrown operating system Tizen. If a consumer were to look closely at the privacy policy that is provided with...

    • Posted February 5, 2015
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    SK Telecom raided over alleged illegal private data collection

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — State investigators raided the headquarters of SK Telecom Co. in Seoul on Tuesday over suspicions that the country’s top mobile carrier illegally collected its users’ health records. A joint team of prosecutors and government...

    • Posted December 2, 2014
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  • facebook
    Facebook’s privacy update: 5 things to know

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is once again trying to simplify its privacy policy, largely to address criticisms that it’s too complex and lengthy for the average user. Laid out with illustrations into short subsections, the new...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • Naver followed suit after Daum Kakao announced an active protest against government requests to view its message database.
    Naver and SK join Daum Kakao in privacy protest

    By Yoon Sung-won Naver, Daum Kakao and SK Communications are acting collectively to press for protection of customers’ information. “The three leading companies agree Daum Kakao is not the only victim and this will affect everyone,” said...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Kakao Talk has apologized to its users and offered to introduce privacy mode. (Yohnhap)
    Kakao to offer ‘privacy mode’ amid gov’t monitoring fears

    By Yoon Sung-won Daum Kakao said Wednesday it will introduce a stronger privacy protection feature in its app by the end of the year. The move comes as a countermeasure to prevent more subscribers from leaving KakaoTalk...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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