Facebook to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

FACEBOOK HAS just announced it is to merge Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp into a cross-platform service. WhatsApp, for example uses end-to-end encryption, but lacks a desktop app, which Facebook Messenger has.

Hey Google! When did I ask you to access my Purchase details?

Hey Google! When did I ask you to access my Purchase details?

We are living in a scary world and I DO NOT want someone to use my personal data to grow their business or run analytics without my consent.

Can You Buy Bitcoin Anonymously?

Can You Buy Bitcoin Anonymously?

You can sign up to localbitcoins.com with an alias email address and then search for sellers accepting one of the various cash methods (cash by mail, deposit, or at ATM). When you purchase bitcoin from an ATM, you’ll usually be asked to provide a bitcoin wallet address.

Walmart patents biometric shopping cart to track your vitals

Walmart patents biometric shopping cart to track your vitals

It’s one thing if you want to track the speed of a cart or its route through a store for marketing purposes but a desire to collect a user’s vital signs under the guise that you’re doing so to help sick or elderly shoppers or otherwise improve customer service is outright disturbing.

BuyChoice Products Protects People's Right To Privacy - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

BuyChoice Products Protects People's Right To Privacy - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

A company that helps to protect people’s privacy has launched a range of products and services to allow people to make phone calls and surf online without the fear of having that privacy breached.

Apple reportedly buys AI startup with privacy-conscious approach

Apple reportedly buys AI startup with privacy-conscious approach

Apple has reportedly acquired Silk Labs, a little-known startup which focused on building on-device machine learning software. After an unsuccessful foray into the smart home, Silk Labs developed on-device machine learning services.

Mark Zuckerberg Just Spent More Than $30 Million Buying 4 Neighboring Houses For Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg Just Spent More Than $30 Million Buying 4 Neighboring Houses For Privacy

Facebook's billionaire founder bought four homes surrounding his current home near Palo Alto, Mercury News reports. Zuckerberg will lease the four homes he just bought back to its current residents.

Apple buys privacy-minded AI startup Silk Labs

Apple buys privacy-minded AI startup Silk Labs

The company released a crowdfunded smart home monitoring camera back in 2016 which showed off its lightweight AI tech. The Silk Labs purchase could therefore allow Apple to expand its range of smart home products with the unique selling point of privacy in the home.

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase.

4G Mobile Phone

4G Mobile Phone

The product covered by the guarantee may be repaired or replaced after being assessed by Punkt.. The service for products covered by the guarantee can only be obtained by presenting proof of purchase (a valid receipt) and the original packaging.

Apple Using a 'Device Trust Score' to Identify and Prevent Fraud on iTunes and App Stores

Apple Using a 'Device Trust Score' to Identify and Prevent Fraud on iTunes and App Stores

To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase.

Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?

Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?

Stingrays, also known as "cell site simulators" or "IMSI catchers," are invasive cell phone surveillance devices that mimic cell phone towers and send out signals to trick cell phones in the area into transmitting their locations and identifying information.

Google, Mastercard have ‘secret partnership’ to track in-store transactions: report - National

Google, Mastercard have ‘secret partnership’ to track in-store transactions: report - National

Google and Mastercard have had a secret partnership for the past year in which the credit card company has shared U.S. transaction data with the tech giant, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Banks Are Eyeing $1.5 Trillion in Credit Card Secrets

Banks Are Eyeing $1.5 Trillion in Credit Card Secrets

Banks send Cardlytics data without customers’ names or other personally identifiable information. Cardlytics has, in essence, data pipelines running back into the banks, so the offers can go to the specific customers most likely to respond to them.