Tag: privacy

China orders DiDi to be removed from app stores and downloads suspended for alleged data misuse

The China Cyberspace Administration (CAC) order comes just days after DiDi went public on the New York Stock Exchange. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox...

iOS 15 Announced With New FaceTime, iMessage, Sharing, Focus, and Privacy Features

Apple has officially unveiled iOS 15, and like many recent rumours and leaks suggested, several far-reaching improvements have come to iMessage and FaceTime. There’s also...

Student’s School Apps Are Sharing Data With Third Parties

Photo: Kena Bentacur (Getty Images) Over the past year, we’ve seen schools shift to digital services at an unprecedented rate as a way to educate...

Google Misled Android Users About Location Data, Australian Court Finds

Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) In the first ruling of its kind, the Australian Federal Court announced on Friday that Google violated the country’s laws...

Google Collects 20 Times More Data on Android Than Apple Does on iPhone: Study

Google collects more data from Android users than Apple does from iOS users, a new research report states. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, compared...

WhatsApp: Parliamentary IT Panel summons Facebook, Twitter on misuse of online news media

New Delhi: In the wake of recent reports of data safety on Facebook and its messaging app WhatsApp and blocking of some handles by Twitter,...

Google brings de facto incognito mode to Assistant

Google has announced a new privacy-focused feature for its Assistant products called Guest Mode. The new mode, which can be activated with a simple voice...

TikTok tightens privacy by default, for the kids

If you don’t know what TikTok is, you’re too old for this game. For the youth of today, TikTok is the social media platform. The...

WhatsApp forces you to share your personal data with Facebook

WhatsApp updated its terms of use on Wednesday, January 6th, and will now require users to share their personal data with Facebook. If you do...

App Store: Google to comply with Apple’s new privacy policy

Google, on Wednesday, much to the surprise of the American tech press confirmed that it will comply with the new privacy rules imposed by Apple for its...

The best messaging apps for 2020

Shortcuts: Best overall messenger app: WhatsApp While WhatsApp may not be the first messaging app to roll out cutting edge features, but it is simple...

iOS 14: How to Stop Apps From Spying On You With These 10 Simple Settings

Apple has been very serious about protecting your privacy and with the launch of iOS 14, it is pretty evident that the company is doubling...

Google’s Limiting Third-Party Camera Apps on Android 11 to Keep Their Mitts Off Your Location Data

Photo: Gizmodo With Android 11, Google’s forcing all apps to use the device’s built-in camera app—as opposed to whatever third-party camera app you may have...

Are you safely searching the internet?

Before you can answer that question, you need to realize that one can never be 100% safe on the internet. As soon as technology develops,...

Face masks often aren’t enough to defeat facial recognition, study finds

Well, there goes the tiniest privacy silver lining on that otherwise dark coronavirus cloud.  A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Researchers Created an App That Monitors Your Mental Health by Tracking Your Data

Photo: Jason McCawley (Getty Images) Even though I appreciate that it’s for a good cause, this app still sounds like something out of Minority Report....

Gab Chat ‘likely’ to be used by white extremists, according to police

Violent white extremists are sick of getting doxxed on Discord, and will “likely” move their organizing efforts to an encrypted messaging alternative created by Gab,...

Police use facial-recognition tech to arrest another innocent man

Let’s say it together: Facial-recognition technology is a dangerous, biased mess.  We are reminded of this obvious fact again with the news Friday that an...

LinkedIn says its extra intense clipboard snooping in iOS is a bug

LinkedIn’s iOS app has taken the ongoing issue of snooping at users’ clipboards to whole, new level. The company has already said it’s a mistake...

Facebook improperly gave users’ data to third-party developers, again

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook gave user data to third-party developers, even after specifically telling users it wouldn’t.  In a Wednesday...

Are you ready for California’s big new privacy law? Enforcement starts today.

It’s July 1. We are now officially halfway through 2020.  That also means the six-month grace period for California’s major new privacy law is over....

Google will now auto-delete your activity data by default

Google has announced that it will no longer store records of your searches, location history, and YouTube viewing habits indefinitely. With new changes to its...

U.S. lawmakers ask Zoom to clarify China ties after it suspends accounts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three U.S. lawmakers asked Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) to clarify its data-collection practices and relationship with the Chinese government after the...

Chinese users saw Zoom as a window through the ‘Great Firewall’

BEIJING (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications (ZM.O) has gained a following in China in recent months from users ranging from underground churches to feminists who...

Contact-tracing app caught sharing location data with Foursquare

Contact-tracing apps are problematic, and that’s before they violate their own privacy policies.  The Care19 app, developed for the North Dakota Department of Health by...