Category: Mobile


Mobile, Privacy protection

How a VPN can protect your online privacy

January 15, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Have you ever experienced the feeling of relief that comes when you do something silly, but you’re glad you did it where people don’t know you? Or maybe you wished you were somewhere like that, but alas… That is what […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

EU Court Opinion Leaves Facebook More Exposed Over Privacy

January 14, 2021

Via: Security Week

The preliminary opinion is part of a long-running legal battle between Facebook and Belgium’s data protection authority over the company’s use of cookies to track the behavior of internet users, even those who weren’t members of the social network. The […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

WhatsApp Stresses Privacy as Users Flock to Rivals

January 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

There was “a lot of misinformation” about an update to terms of service regarding an option to use WhatsApp to message businesses, Facebook executive Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, said in a tweet. WhatsApp’s new terms sparked criticism, as users […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Tech Giants Hope for US Data Privacy Law

January 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

“I think the stars are better aligned than ever in the past,” Keith Enright, Google’s chief data privacy office, told a discussion Tuesday on trust and privacy. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has applied since May […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

It’s time for a national privacy law in the US

January 12, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Consumer data privacy is no longer a necessary evil but a competitive differentiator for any company participating in the global economy. The EU’s GDPR represents the world’s most comprehensive regulation for privacy best practices, holding companies to stringent standards for […]

Mobile, Wireless security

T-Mobile Got Hacked Again at the End of 2020

January 7, 2021

Via: Panda Security

USA’s third-biggest cellular service provider reported a security incident that took place in December 2020. This was the company’s second data breach during the pandemic-ridden year. T-Mobile appears to not be off to a good start in 2021 as the […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

GDPR Fines Exceeded €170 Million in 2020

January 5, 2021

Via: Security Week

The GDPR, which requires organizations to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens, came into force in May 2018, and, based on publicly available information, it since resulted in fines totaling more than €250 million (roughly $300 million). […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Differential privacy: Pros and cons of enterprise use cases

January 4, 2021

Via: CSO Online

In the past, the pursuit of privacy was an absolute, all-or-nothing game. The best way to protect our data was to lock it up with an impregnable algorithm like AES behind rock-solid firewalls guarded with redundant n-factor authentication. Lately, some […]

Data loss, Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware

E-commerce app 21 Buttons exposes millions of users’ data

December 28, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from cybersecurity firm vpnMentor discovered that the e-commerce app 21 Buttons was exposing private data for 100s of influencers across Europe. 21 Buttons allows users to shares photos of their outfits with links to the brands they’re wearing, then […]

Mobile, Mobile security

Research: nearly all of your messaging apps are secure

December 23, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

In recent research, the CyberNews Investigation team discovered that a chat service, most likely based in China, had leaked more than 130,000 extremely NSFW images, video and audio recordings of their users. While this messaging service was connected to a […]