Apple Software Chief Craig Federighi Defends App Tracking Transparency Feature

Following Apple’s confirmation that it still plans to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps and websites, which has attracted criticism from companies such as Facebook, Craig Federighi has explained more about the rationale behind the change to The Independent. The App […]

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Google security improvements include cross-app alerts, guest mode on Google Assistant

While most people probably take security and privacy settings on their apps and services for granted, it’s actually pretty important that we be aware of all the protection that these companies are offering us. Google in particular has been pretty active these past few years in bringing improvements to this aspect, given the fact that […]

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How to Control Location Details With Your iPhone Apps on iOS 14

Apple has a lot of big things planned for 2020 and beyond, especially with iOS and keeping your information private. Over the last few years, the company has renewed its efforts to lockdown how much information different apps have access to. Related Reading One prevalent area of concern is when it comes to your location […]

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Google updates users’ voice, audio settings, notified via email

Don’t be surprised if you received an email from Google regarding audio privacy. Just like the lawsuit settlement notices, this is real. If you haven’t received one, don’t worry too. Google simply wants to inform Google account holders that it has updated your audio and video settings. This is a result of the tech giant […]

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Apple’s Craig Federighi Highlights iOS 14 and MacOS Big Sur Privacy Updates in New Interview

iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur include some notable privacy updates that offer useful privacy protections for those that invest in and use Apple’s range of iPhones, iPads, and Macs. In an interview with Fast Company, Apple software chief Craig Federighi highlighted all of the new privacy features that users can look forward […]

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Signal Encrypted Messenger Rolling Out New Face-Blurring Tool for Shared Images

Encrypted messaging app Signal is rolling out a new face-blurring feature that automatically locates and blurs faces in images shared over the platform. In a blog post announcing the update, Signal co-founder Moxie Marlinspike explained that the tool was a response to a surge in traffic, spurred by ongoing protests around the world against racism […]

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WeChat reportedly monitors messages from international users too

It’s not a secret that China heavily monitors the Internet traffic within its country and for its citizens, to the point where messaging apps are censored and surveilled. But with the global popularity of the WeChat app, it looks like they’re expanding its monitoring scope to those users that are based abroad. A detailed study […]

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Xiaomi denies violating their users’ privacy with data collection

Usually, Huawei is the Chinese OEM in the midst of privacy and security issues. However, the past few days, Xiaomi has been put through the wringer after a Forbes article showed that their Mi Browser was collecting data even in incognito mode. They have finally issued an official statement, denying these claims and clarifying what […]

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Apple and Google in ‘Standoff’ With UK Health Service Over COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Apple and Google are said to be in a “standoff” with the UK’s health service over its plans to build an app that alerts users when they have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. Apple and Google announced on Friday that they are working together on Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies […]

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Zoom can expose video calls, video conferences

This pandemic coronavirus has truly shaken the rest of the world. It’s not just one country, the whole world is now affected. If there’s one good thing about the situation is that some technological innovation has become more popular. Since most people are on quarantine right now, socialization is limited. Social distancing is now normal […]

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Zoom Accused of Misleading Users With ‘End-to-End Encryption’ Claims

Zoom is facing fresh scrutiny today following a report that the videoconferencing app’s encryption claims are misleading. Zoom states on its website and in its security white paper that the app supports end-to-end encryption, a term that refers to a way of protecting user content so that the company has no access to it whatsoever. […]

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U.S. Government Using Mobile Ad Location Data to Track Compliance With Curbs on Movement

The U.S. government is using smartphone location data from the mobile ad industry to track people’s movements amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Local governments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have received the anonymized data about people in areas of “geographic interest,” with the aim being to […]

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Israel Passes Emergency Law to Track and Trace Mobile Users With Suspected COVID-19

Israel has passed emergency measures that will allow security agencies to track the smartphone data of people with suspected COVID-19 and find others they may have come into contact with (via BBC News). The Israeli government said the new powers will be used to identify people infected with coronavirus and make sure they’re following quarantine […]

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MI5 Argues for ‘Exceptional Access’ to Encrypted Messages

The director general of Britain’s Security Service is arguing for “exceptional access” to encrypted messages, in the ongoing battle between authorities and technology companies, reports The Guardian. MI5 head Andrew Parker MI5’s director general has called on technology companies to find a way to allow spy agencies “exceptional access” to encrypted messages, amid fears they […]

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Ring Doorbell Android app sharing your data with analytics groups

Ring doorbells are very useful to most people when it comes to checking out and surveilling their surroundings, neighbors, and homes. However, not many customers know the doorbells are also being used to check out their stuff and are being shared with third-parties. This means the company uses their doorbells to surveil the customers themselves. […]

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