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Category: Privacy protection


Mobile, Privacy protection

Security, Privacy Issues Found in Tens of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

February 26, 2021

Via: Security Week

Contact tracing applications have been created to help authorities automate the process of identifying those who have been in close contact with infected individuals. Using a newly developed tool called COVIDGuardian, which was designed for both static and dynamic program […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Clubhouse under scrutiny for sending data to Chinese servers

February 17, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

The audio-chat app Clubhouse is the latest rage in the social media landscape. What makes it so popular and, now it’s part of the social media landscape, can we trust it? The Clubhouse app Clubhouse was launched about a year […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Tougher EU Privacy Rules Loom for Messenger, Zoom

February 10, 2021

Via: Security Week

The EU’s 27 member states approved a proposal that was stuck since 2017, with countries split between those wanting strict privacy online and others wanting to give leeway to law enforcement and advertisers. Portugal, which currently holds the EU’s rotating […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

COPPA explained: How this law protects children’s privacy

February 8, 2021

Via: CSO Online

What is COPPA? The COPPA law, summarized The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, is a U.S. law that aims to protect the privacy and personally identifying information of children under the age of 13 who use online services. […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Does a Strong Privacy Program Make for a Stronger Security Program?

February 4, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

There is a saying in sociopolitical circles: “politics is downstream from culture.” Using that same line of thinking, poses a question: Is information security downstream from data privacy? In order to tell the difference between security and privacy and how […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Link Previews Could Threaten Your Digital Security and Privacy

February 4, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Popular chat apps sometimes use link previews as a convenient shortcut. Link previews are pop-up boxes you might see on a chat app or other social media platform when you share a URL. Link previews summarize the contents of the […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Would real identities make social media safer?

February 3, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

“Use real identities to reduce abuse online” is a talking point you’ve almost certainly seen down the years. It also seems to come around like clockwork every other month, and is currently a hot topic in the UK after prominent […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Apple to Crack Down on Tracking iPhone Users in Early Spring

January 28, 2021

Via: Security Week

Although Apple didn’t provide a specific date, the general timetable disclosed Thursday means a long-awaited feature known as App Tracking Transparency will be part of an iPhone software update likely to arrive in late March or some point in April. […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

TikTok Bug Could Have Exposed Users’ Profile Data and Phone Numbers

January 26, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed a now-patched security flaw in TikTok that could have potentially enabled an attacker to build a database of the app’s users and their associated phone numbers for future malicious activity. Although this flaw only impacts […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Are TikTok’s new settings enough to keep kids safe?

January 22, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

TikTok, the now widely popular social media platform that allows users to create, share, and discover, amateur short clips—usually something akin to music videos—has been enjoying explosive growth since it appeared in 2017. Since then, it hasn’t stopped growing—more so […]