Why You Should Be Worried about Online Ad Tracking (Step-By-Step Guide to Stop It)

Why You Should Be Worried about Online Ad Tracking (Step-By-Step Guide to Stop It)

Open Settings Go to Privacy Select Advertising Toggle the Limit Ad Tracking switch Even if you turn this feature off, Apple can still collect data about you to send ads in the right language and for the right location.

Apple privacy, a commodity for the few

Apple privacy, a commodity for the few

Trend Micro denied any wrongdoing, but it is curious that the apps didn’t reappear on Apple Store. So again, privacy, in terms of apple, is a commodity only for the ones that can afford it.

Apple makes cool new ad about iPhone Privacy

Apple makes cool new ad about iPhone Privacy

That’s iPhone.” Then we’re shown how we already value privacy in the everyday world in ways we might not relate to digital privacy: no trespassing signs and vicious guard dogs to protect our property, pausing a private conversation or swallowing a secret note from a classmate to avoid others receiving the message, and shredding personal information to leave no trace for identity thieves.

In-car monitoring: Surveillance tech will make your car less private

In-car monitoring: Surveillance tech will make your car less private

Startup Caaresys imagines its radar-based system monitoring the respiration and heart rates of everyone in the car, with a particular focus on sensing a child that might be hidden from view in the back and potentially left behind in the car.

It looks like Facebook is giving up on its years-long effort to bring its social network to China

It looks like Facebook is giving up on its years-long effort to bring its social network to China

For example, data that's collected in China must be stored in that country, and companies must comply with strict rules like undergoing a security assessment if they want to send or move the data outside of China.

Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook, should Apple intervene?

Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook, should Apple intervene?

A new investigative report from The Wall Street Journal today looks into the controversial practice of popular third-party iOS and Android apps sending very personal user data to .

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here's how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here's how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

There's a little-known feature built into your iPhone that keeps a history of every location you've been — and how many times you've been there.

Google Project Zero team reveals ‘high severity’ flaw in macOS kernel, working w/ Apple on a patch

Google Project Zero team reveals ‘high severity’ flaw in macOS kernel, working w/ Apple on a patch

Most recently, the team at Google has reported and publicly disclosed a “high severity” flaw in the macOS kernel which can grant an attacker access to a users computer without their knowledge.

Windows 10 Shouldn’t Upload Encryption Keys to Microsoft, Privacy Watchdog Says

Windows 10 Shouldn’t Upload Encryption Keys to Microsoft, Privacy Watchdog Says

Microsoft is one of the giants that can further improve how user security is handled, as the EFF says that Windows 10 should actually allow customers who install the Home version of the operating system to keep the disk encryption keys to themselves.

Scammers are impersonating Qantas and Apple via SMS, and it is 'embarrassingly easy'

Scammers are impersonating Qantas and Apple via SMS, and it is 'embarrassingly easy'

Josh happens to use a Swedish online text message service called 46elks — one of many such tools available online — to communicate with clients for work. Share A scam text message that appeared to be sent from Qantas.

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You Go and This is How to Turn Off The Hidden Feature

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You Go and This is How to Turn Off The Hidden Feature

There’s no doubt that mapping apps in your Phone collect a significant amount of information of the places you visit, but what may come as a surprise to users is that Apple Maps actually records the locations you frequently visit and stores additional information such as the times you’ve arrived and departed.

Fix It Already

Fix It Already

(And of course, if Google gave users this option, then Apple would have no excuse not to.) Instead of having no choice but to share their data with the creators of every app they ever use, Android users should be able to deny and revoke apps’ permission to access the Internet.

End-to-end encryption ‘infects’ law enforcement, says FBI, as Apple and others seek to protect it

End-to-end encryption ‘infects’ law enforcement, says FBI, as Apple and others seek to protect it

The remark was made as Apple and other tech companies warn of the danger of compromising strong encryption after the Australian government passed a law which would require them to help access encrypted messages on demand … NordVPN The WSJ quotes FBI executive assistant director Amy Hess.

Apple, Google, Facebook Among Tech Giants Fighting Privacy Battle

Apple, Google, Facebook Among Tech Giants Fighting Privacy Battle

Last week, a consortium of tech companies led by Apple, Google, and issued a letter to the Australian government asking it to rethink a law passed in December that would make it easier for law enforcement to compel those companies to furnish user data.

The £300 ‘dumb phone’ with ZERO apps could fix your smartphone addiction

The £300 ‘dumb phone’ with ZERO apps could fix your smartphone addiction

AS SMARTPHONE brands try and outdo each other with the craziest new designs and cutting edge technology, to keep us glued to our phones, a Swiss company called Punkt is taking a decidedly different tack.

Smartphone Apps Sending "Intensely Personal Information" To Facebook - Whether Or Not You Have An Account

Smartphone Apps Sending "Intensely Personal Information" To Facebook - Whether Or Not You Have An Account

Source: Wall Street Journal testing of the app Other apps found sending Facebook information include; Instant Heart Rate: HR MOnitor, Realtor.com's app, "at least six of the top 15 health and fitness apps" and BetterMe: Weight Loss Workouts" Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which operate the two dominant app stores, don’t require apps to disclose all the partners with whom data is shared.

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

"For people who previously chose to turn their Location History setting 'on,' the new background location setting is 'on.' For people who had turned Location History 'off' – or never turned it on in the first place – the new background location setting is 'off.'" With this update, Facebook gives users a dedicated way to choose whether or not to share their location when they are not using the social media app.

Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware

Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware

At least 11 out of the 70 apps tested by The Wall Street Journal were sending sensitive user data to Facebook, including six of the top 15 health and fitness apps.

Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

The app also lets men in Saudi Arabia specify when and where to adult women under their "guardianship", including wives and unmarried daughters, are allowed to travel.

Apple fixes iPhone bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on FaceTime calls

Apple fixes iPhone bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on FaceTime calls

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime. WATCH: How a 14-year-old teenager discovered Apple’s FaceTime bug Help us improve GlobalNews.ca Take the survey now!

Privacy Protection Bypass Flaw in macOS Gives Access to Browsing History

Privacy Protection Bypass Flaw in macOS Gives Access to Browsing History

A macOS privacy protection bypass flaw could allow potential attackers to access data stored in restricted folders on all macOS Mojave release up to the 10.14.3 Supplemental Update released on February 7.

Why We Can't Break Up With Big Tech

Why We Can't Break Up With Big Tech

Hill, a reporter and editor at Gizmodo, has tackled extreme tech experiments before, like living in a smart home and spending only Bitcoin for a week . Armed with that VPN and unmitigated determination, Hill put Alexa in a drawer and started her Amazon week .

Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps

Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps

Three of the Senate’s biggest privacy advocates are sending letters to Facebook, Google, and Apple executives Thursday, following a recent TechCrunch report that Facebook used an iOS and Android app to monitor the phones of users as young as 13 years old.

Apple and Google accused of helping 'enforce gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country

Apple and Google accused of helping 'enforce gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country

Read more: Q&A: The hurdles and obstacles Saudi women runaways face Yasmine Mohammed, an ex-Muslim and outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia, told INSIDER that the companies are "facilitating the most archaic misogyny" and help the Saudi government to enforce "gender apartheid." According to the Google Play store, Absher has been downloaded on Android devices more than 1 million times.

Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm.

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a FaceTime flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using its group video chat feature. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime.

Apple Gives Deep State Access To Roger Stone's iCloud Account, After Refusing To Violate Privacy of San Bernardino Terrorists

Apple Gives Deep State Access To Roger Stone's iCloud Account, After Refusing To Violate Privacy of San Bernardino Terrorists

More from the Washington Post on Apple’s refusal to turn over access to the San Bernandino shooters devices… “If allowed to stand, the order in Apple’s case would have forced company engineers to create software to disable a phone security feature so that the FBI could try its hand at unlocking the device by cracking a numeric password.

Apple Is Removing 'Do Not Track' From Safari

Apple Is Removing 'Do Not Track' From Safari

Advertisement For that story, we asked all the browser-providing companies why they still had the option, given that it could mislead users into thinking it was actually protecting their privacy.

Researcher finds macOS bug but won’t share details with Apple

Researcher finds macOS bug but won’t share details with Apple

Yet Henze won't help Apple patch the exploit because its bug bounty program only pays out to researchers for disclosing bugs on iOS and not macOS.

'F*ck ethics. Money is everything': Facebook employees react to scandal on gossip app

'F*ck ethics. Money is everything': Facebook employees react to scandal on gossip app

Following a blockbuster Jan. 29 report from TechCrunch detailing how Facebook paid teens to spy on their smartphones, and the subsequent backlash from Apple, employees of the social media giant have taken to the anonymous workplace discussion app Blind to vent.

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