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Category: Privacy protection


Mobile, Privacy protection

Facebook Launches Tool to Let Users Control Data Flow

August 21, 2019

Via: Security Week

Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity. The new tool […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

FBI Plans to Monitor Social Media May Spark Privacy Issues

August 13, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to intensify its monitoring of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms to detect potential threats. But its plans may collide with privacy policies and, potentially, Facebook’s ability to comply with its recent $5 […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Blasted For Data Privacy Policies

August 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A U.S. senator has put telecommunication companies – AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon – on notice for their data collection and retention policies. Last week, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent an open letter to the CEOs of the four […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Yes, FaceApp Really Could Be Sending Your Data to Russia

August 9, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

FaceApp has an unprecedented level of access to data from 150 million users. What could its endgame be? We unpack three potential risks. FaceApp, an app that offers special effects for photographs, has been downloaded and installed by more than […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

FBI tells lawmakers it can’t access Dayton gunman’s phone

August 9, 2019

Via: The Hill

Top FBI officials informed congressional lawmakers this week that they have been unable to access the smartphone of the suspected gunman in the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting, two sources told The Hill. In a briefing about the weekend shootings in […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Apple Suspends Siri Program After Privacy Backlash

August 2, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Apple is suspending a program that lets contractors listen in on Siri voice recordings after facing a rain of backlash regarding the privacy implications of the program. The suspension comes after a report in The Guardian last week outlining how […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

Amazon Alexa, Google Home On Collision Course With Regulation

July 23, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Voice assistants are growing rapidly in popularity — but at the same time, the privacy concerns and security issues with popular home assistant devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home are peaking too. Earlier in July, Amazon came under fire […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Schumer calls on FBI, FTC to investigate FaceApp

July 19, 2019

Via: The Hill

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is asking the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate FaceApp, a viral photo-aging tool that is sparking privacy concerns. Schumer sent a letter on Wednesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and FTC Chairman […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

FaceApp privacy panic: Be careful which apps you use

July 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The privacy panic over FaceApp, the selfie-editing mobile app that makes photo subjects younger, older or turns them into members of the opposite sex, has been overblown. The (overblown) issue FaceApp is an iOS and Android app developed by Russian […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

FBI Wants to Invest in Social Media Surveillance Tool

July 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Terrorist organizations know their way around the web, and they don’t shy away from using social networks to communicate with each other or to recruit new members. The FBI is looking into gaining more control over social media and the […]