Upgrade Readiness is a feature in Windows that according to , "collects system, application, and driver data for analysis. It can collect "detailed computer and application inventory" and "guidance and insights into application and driver compatibility issues, with suggested fixes".
First launched in 2007 in the United States and later expanded to other countries, the feature delivers an almost virtual reality-experience through stitched-together panoramic images taken mainly by cameras mounted on the roofs of Google cars driving up and down streets.
This mode of operation bypasses the default DNS settings that exist at the OS level, which, in most cases are the ones set by local internet service providers (ISPs).This also means that apps that support DoH can effectively bypass local ISPs traffic filters and access content that may be blocked by a local telco or local government -- and a reason why DoH is currently hailed as a boon for users' privacy and security.
Pine64 just posted its July Update, and it's a welcome flood of information that includes a previously unannounced feature and the long-awaited pre-order date for the $199 PineBook Pro Linux laptop.
Firefox will further protect its consumers from phishing attacks as Mozilla plans to enable a seldomly-used privacy extension by default. A recent ecosystem-wide HTML specification adjustment has now driven Mozilla to work on a new feature that will mitigate this issue in Firefox by default.
Snapchat currently handles permissions for your camera, contacts, location, microphone, phone app and storage in order to operate on Android. Now let's talk about Snap Map. Just like the useless feature Snapchat implemented just for filling in your phone number during sign up — this too justifies unnecessary data collection.
“Confidential mode emails are not end-to-end encrypted, for example, which means that Google can see the contents of your messages,” she says. “Without end-to-end encryption, Gmail’s confidential mode is little more than a marketing trick designed to pacify users concerned about privacy,” the blog says.
Instagram revealed to me that the contact information of these minors was already currently displayed in plain sight on their profile page in the Instagram app — meaning that over 1,000,000,000 users could view their profile and extract that person’s phone number or email address.
Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies that utilize features designed to mask data surrounding a transaction. It’s also worth mentioning there are a host of other privacy coins out there to choose from. The Indian government can go to hell.
While announcing 'Sign in with Apple' today at WWDC, the company revealed that the feature has been designed to randomly generate a new unique email address for each different service a user sign-up with, and will forward all emails to your primary email ID, internally.
Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant system that runs on the company's Echo series of smart speakers, works by listening out for a 'wakeword' that tells the device to turn on its extended speech recognition systems in order to respond to spoken commands.
However, a representative of Tails told The Daily Swig that most users in the vast majority of scenarios will not incur a performance hit from disabling hyper-threading.
Google announced a new tool a few days ago at its Google I/O event which will automatically delete your Location, Web, and App Activity history data after a set period of time per your chosen settings. Now Google giving you a feature to delete your user data seems counterproductive for Google doesn’t it.
Half a year ago, at the Android Dev Summit, Google announced a new way for developers to force their users to update their apps when they launch new features or important bug fixes. Android developers can now force users to update their apps.
We said above that this move has the “semblance” of a pro-privacy effort, because of course the importance of cookies has waned a bit in recent years, thanks in part to the impact of smartphones and mobile browsers on web activity.
As a middle ground, Google today announced that you can now auto-delete your location history and web and app activity by setting a time limit for how long Google can save this data.
Google is introducing a new feature for your Google account that will allow you to automatically delete your Location History and Web and App Activity data after a set period of time.
I feel there are bigger things to worry about than whether Kobo knows what page of Fifty Shades (no, not really) I'm currently on, or if the Amazon lot are astonished to see that not only has my husband got all the paper editions of the George RR Martin books, but he's just bought them all as ebooks as well as they were "too heavy to carry to work".
Sunday the 14th April, The Sunday Times released a recording of a partial, private, conversation between the Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn and Dame Margaret Hodge.
Stiftung Warentest, which is Germany’s equivalent to U.S. Consumer Reports, has awarded top honors in an unbiased search engine comparison based on quality of search results, cross-platform usability and privacy. Stiftung Warentest tested the search engines and discovered that Google provided the best search results.
Google gathers that location history data you’ve provided into a database named “Sensorvault,” and law enforcement can query it with a warrant: For years, police detectives have given Google warrants seeking location data tied to specific users’ accounts.
Mozilla is going so far as to launch a petition, hoping to get Apple to change an important iPhone default setting. Each iPhone that Apple sells comes with a unique ID (called an 'identifier for advertisers' or IDFA), which lets advertisers track the actions users take when they use apps.