Apple whistleblower goes public over 'lack of action'

Apple whistleblower goes public over 'lack of action'

Following the revelations of Le Bonniec and his colleagues, Apple promised sweeping changes to its “grading” program, which involved thousands of contractors listening to recordings made, both accidentally and deliberately, using Siri.

Incident Notification

Incident Notification

Although our investigation is ongoing, we currently have no reason to believe that the information involved included Marriott Bonvoy account passwords or PINs, payment card information, passport information, national IDs, or driver’s license numbers.

7 Google privacy settings you should revisit right now

7 Google privacy settings you should revisit right now

How to adjust or disable it: You can opt out of YouTube watch history by turning off the toggle on this page of Google’s Activity Controls site.

HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China

HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China

HMD is in hot water following a report from Norwegian site NRKbeta, which found that HMD's Nokia 7 Plus was sending users' personal information to a server in China.

How much privacy do you have left on the web?

How much privacy do you have left on the web?

The former requires providing your mobile phone number which is immediately tied to your real-life identity — more on that soon. So it seems that having your accounts linked to your real-life identity via your mobile phone number is usually unavoidable even if it’s not the same number you normally use.

Privacy fears as Google and Amazon can use smart home data to learn your daily habits

Privacy fears as Google and Amazon can use smart home data to learn your daily habits

Concerns have grown around how much data these applications are collecting and how it's being used In the past, if users asked Alexa to turn on their smart bulb, Alexa would transmit code to the device to check if it was on or off, receive confirmation that it was off and then tell it to turn on, Bloomberg noted.

How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it

How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it

Though the populations sampled and the auction design differ across the experiments, we consistently find the average Facebook user would require more than $1000 to deactivate their account for one year.

How to Delete Facebook Account Permanently and Temporarily

How to Delete Facebook Account Permanently and Temporarily

Before you leave Facebook temporarily (deactivation) or permanently (deletion), you should know these things. If you’re mad at a friend and want to go off Facebook, account deactivation is a better option. Before you delete your account, it’s best to have a copy of your data.

Why I deleted my Facebook account – Owen Selles – Medium

Why I deleted my Facebook account – Owen Selles – Medium

When you do get your Facebook data, it contains a huge number of files, which include: ads, apps, contact info, events, friends, messages, photos and videos, to name a few. You can delete your account — and presumable your data — but Facebook doesn’t like this at all.

Google is being sued over 'privacy-invading' location data collection

Google is being sued over 'privacy-invading' location data collection

GOOGLE IS BEING SUED over ongoing claims that it tracks your location in Android and iOS, even if the 'Location History' option is turned off.