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The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

WIRED

The new mobile operating system should make you and your data safer than ever. But it's important to know where these various features are and how to use them. Below you can find the most important security and privacy features your iOS device now has that it didn't have before. Make sure you check them as soon as you've got iOS 14 on your iPhone or iPad. Keep an eye on the apps using the camera and microphone.


Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? Dylan Curran

The Guardian

Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop's webcam with tape. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I am much mocked for that, but I hope people lock their cars … lock your doors at night. I have an alarm system, if you have an alarm system you should use it, I use mine." If he does, we all should. Who could be accessing your camera and microphone?


How to pick the right camera for 360 video

Mashable

Yes, those 360-degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube and Facebook are purty, not just because they're new and shiny, but because they're more immersive than even the most stunning two-dimensional Instagram images. But how do those video wizards create them, you may ask? Although some of those videos were definitely created using very expensive and sophisticated cameras, it's absolutely possible to create your own 360 videos easily -- and cheaply. But before we get into specifics, it's important to understand what 360 video is and isn't. An experience isn't truly VR unless it has an interactive element.


Body Cam Study Shows No Effect On Police Use Of Force Or Citizen Complaints

NPR Technology

Washington, D.C., Master Patrol Officer Benjamin Fettering shows a body camera worn in place of a normal radio microphone before a news conference in 2014.


Secure your home with this crowdfunded camera system for just $199

Mashable

TL;DR: Scenes One Camera Kit is only $199 as of Oct. 27. It's not every day a product raises over half a million dollars through crowdfunding. So, when it happens, it's definitely worth a second look. The Scenes One Camera Kit -- a wireless home security system -- successfully pulled in $500k and then some via Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So, what makes this security camera kit so special compared to others?