Privacy watchdogs target Meta over paid ad-free services in Europe

Meta introduced a paid tier to Facebook and Instagram, which allows users in Europe to opt-out of ads for a fee. According to 28 privacy watchdog organizations, the model should be banned as it might be copied by other companies, completely undermining the GDPR, and would put us in a dangerous position where people would […]

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Apple Shares Overview of Vision Pro’s Privacy and Security Features

Following the launch of the Vision Pro, Apple has shared a new document outlining various privacy and security measures for the headset. An overview of some of the Vision Pro’s privacy policies, according to Apple: Where you look before you interact with content is not shared with Apple or the apps you are using, and […]

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Apple Wins Early Victory Against Spyware Maker NSO Group in Court

Apple has dealt a blow against spyware maker NSO Group and the Israeli firm’s efforts to move Apple’s lawsuit against it to its home country. Apple in November 2021 sued the group and its parent company with the aim of holding it accountable for targeting Apple users with spyware used for surveillance purposes. Judge Donato […]

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It took a $5 billion lawsuit to change this sentence in Google Chrome — No, Incognito Mode doesn’t assert absolute privacy

What you need to know Google found itself in more trouble after it was unable to defend itself in a class action lawsuit where it was under fire for using Chrome users’ data in Incognito Mode. The company argued that it had indicated that it collects and tracks the user’s data even when in Incognito […]

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Get control of privacy with Permission Manager in One UI

Living in the Information Age necessitates tools that can maintain privacy. Smartphones are some of this era’s most widespread, connected, and versatile devices available to the general public. They’re chock-full of sensors and clever apps, and they’re only getting more complex. Samsung has equipped its Galaxy phones and tablets with a very useful privacy tool […]

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Facebook Messenger Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption by Default

Meta is rolling out end-to-end encryption for personal messages and calls on Messenger and Facebook, finally delivering on a pledge it committed to some time ago. Messenger encryption originally arrived in 2016 in the form of “secret conversations,” and plans to extend the platform’s cryptographic features have been floated ever since. According to Loredana Crisan, […]

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Apple Confirms Governments Using Push Notifications to Surveil Users

Unidentified governments are surveilling smartphone users by tracking push notifications that move through Google’s and Apple’s servers, a US senator warned on Wednesday (via Reuters). In a letter to the Department of Justice, Senator Ron Wyden said foreign officials were demanding the data from the tech giants to track smartphones. The traffic flowing from apps […]

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Apple Explores iPhone ‘Privacy Screens’, Macs With Adjustable Viewing Angles

Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal published an in-depth report highlighting instances of thieves watching iPhone owners enter their passcode before stealing the device in order to gain access to the device, data, and money. With knowledge of the ‌iPhone‌’s passcode, a thief can easily reset the victim’s Apple ID password in the Settings […]

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Nothing Chats app pulled from Play Store due to privacy concerns

Android users have continued to take flak from iPhone users for years, since their messages show up in the infamous blue chat bubbles. Messages from other iPhone users are shown in green bubbles, so an iMessage user can always tell if the person they’re texting with is using an Android or an iPhone. Nothing, a […]

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Temporarily blocking its employees from accessing ChatGPT over security and privacy concerns, Microsoft responds

What you need to know According to a new report by CNBC, Microsoft employees were temporarily restricted from accessing ChatGPT. Microsoft stated that it restricted access due to security and privacy concerns. A Microsoft spokesman cites that the block was a mistake and that it occurred while the company was testing endpoint control systems for […]

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WhatsApp Now Lets You Hide Your IP Address During Calls

WhatsApp has introduced a new privacy feature that lets you hide your IP address from whoever you call over the encrypted communications platform. As it stands, one-to-one calls over WhatsApp are established as a direct peer-to-peer connection between users. While this ensures the best possible voice quality, it means the connected devices must reveal their […]

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President Biden Issues Executive Order addressing AI privacy, safety, and trust

What you need to know President Biden recently issued a comprehensive Executive Order highlighting the government’s concerns over AI technology in regard to its safety and security. The order states that developers of powerful AI tools like ChatGPT and Bing Chat will now be required to provide safety test results and other critical information to […]

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Privacy : Comment naviguer sur internet en toute confidentialité ?

Le navigateur web, à l’heure actuelle, personne ne peut s’en passer. Que ce soit pour se divertir, travailler, faire des recherches ou du shopping, tout passe par lui. Pourtant, il pose de graves questions quant à la protection de la vie privée de ses millions d’utilisateurs et utilisatrices. En effet, des tiers collectent en permanence […]

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Samsung Internet Week: How much do you care about privacy?

Samsung Internet is one of the best mobile browsers you can use if you care about privacy. For a 1st-party browser, it goes above and beyond to protect Galaxy smartphone and tablet users from trackers, pop-ups, redirections, malicious downloads, and more. It’s Samsung Internet Week, and today’s topic is privacy. Here, you will find everything […]

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DNA Drives Help Identify Missing People. It’s a Privacy Nightmare

That’s why Natalie Ram, a law professor at the University of Maryland, cautions that, although families of missing loved ones may be desperate to get answers, it matters which DNA database they choose. Strict state and national laws govern how CODIS data can be used. Family member reference samples collected for the purpose of identifying […]

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Lenovo’s latest All-in-One packs power and privacy into a compact PC for your desk

What you need to know Lenovo just announced the ThinkCentre M90a Pro Gen 4. The All-in-One PC features a 27-inch QHD display and runs on up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 laptop graphics. Pricing for the ThinkCentre M90a Pro Gen 4 has not been shared at this […]

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Apple Now Encrypts Titles of Voice Memos Stored in iCloud on iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma for Added Privacy

Starting on iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, Apple encrypts the titles of Voice Memos stored in iCloud, in addition to the recordings themselves. As a result of this change, Apple says the titles of existing Voice Memos might only show the date and time of the recording on devices running older software versions. […]

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The Most Popular Digital Abortion Clinics, Ranked by Data Privacy

Low Risk: Users can edit or delete data, Some Risk: Users can edit data, High Risk: Users cannot edit or delete data Third-Party Sharing (Ads and Marketing) Research scientist and privacy expert Razieh Nokhbeh Zaeem calls personally identifiable information the “currency of the internet” because of the myriad ways individualized data is collected, bought, and […]

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How to increase privacy using built-in VPN on Microsoft Edge

If you use Microsoft Edge on Windows 11 (or 10), you can load sites through the built-in virtual private network (VPN) feature for a more secure experience.  A VPN is a mechanism for creating a secure tunnel using encryption to connect a device or network to another network. Although companies use this technology on a […]

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Apple Developers Required to Justify Use of Some APIs in Latest Move to Boost Privacy

In an effort to bolster user privacy, developers will need to justify their use of certain Apple APIs before their apps can be listed on the App Store, according to a new article on the Apple developer website spotted by 9to5Mac. The Apple Developer website now lists some APIs as “Required Reason APIs,” meaning that […]

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