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Privacy protection, Security

Almost all popular health apps are harvesting user data

June 17, 2021

Via: TechRadar

An analysis of more than 20,000 mobile health apps on the Google Play Store reveals that a majority of them collect and track user data. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, set out to investigate the type of […]


Privacy protection, Security

Instagram flaw allowed to see private, archived Posts/Stories of users without following them

June 15, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Researcher Mayur Fartade has found a vulnerability in Instagram that allowed anyone to access private accounts, viewing archived posts and stories without having to follow them. The expert reported the flaw to the Facebook’s security team on April 16, 2021, […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection, Security

Top 10 Privacy and Security Features Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

June 8, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Apple on Monday announced a number of privacy and security-centric features to its upcoming versions of iOS and macOS at its all-online Worldwide Developers Conference. Here is a quick look at some of the big-ticket changes that are expected to […]


Privacy protection, Security

EU Privacy Groups Set Sights on Facial Recognition Firm

May 27, 2021

Via: Security Week

Clearview’s use of images — including those from people’s social media accounts — to offer biometrics services to private companies and law enforcement “goes far beyond what we could ever expect as online users”, Ioannis Kouvakas, legal officer at Privacy […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection, Security

VPN Android apps: What you should know

May 24, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Months ago, we told readers about the importance of using a VPN on their iPhones, and while those lessons do apply to Android devices—a VPN for Android will encrypt your Android’s web activity and app traffic, and it will stop […]


Privacy protection, Security

Privacy Concerns On Cookies Storing Personal Information

May 20, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Data is constantly being tracked, stored and processed right under our noses, and it is quite frightening to know just how much data a company might have on you. They may not have your deepest darkest secrets (or maybe they […]


Privacy protection, Security

Pandemic tech use heightens consumer privacy fears

May 20, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The dramatic expansion of the average person’s digital footprint due to Covid-19 restrictions is causing increased anxiety over personal privacy, and a feeling for many people that they are losing control over how much data online platforms hold on them, […]


Privacy protection, Security

WhatsApp calls and messages will break unless you share data with Facebook

May 14, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

WhatsApp told users last week that there was no need for alarm regarding an upcoming privacy policy deadline, as users who refuse to accept the privacy policy will not have their accounts deleted—they will just have their apps rendered useless, […]


Application security, Privacy protection, Security

Apple Removed 95,000 Fraudulent Applications From App Store in 2020

May 12, 2021

Via: Security Week

The company’s App Review team last year rejected roughly 200,000 applications that either contained hidden features or which were found to be spam, copycats, or attempting to trick users into making purchases. An additional 95,000 apps were removed for violating […]


Privacy protection, Security

Google Chrome is getting a new privacy feature aimed at restricting online user tracking

May 10, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Google Chrome developers have proposed adding support for a new HTML tag to allow web developers from ensuring its users aren’t tracked by third party cookies. All current web browsers allow third-party iframes to communicate with the website that has […]