privacy

EA leaks personal data for 'FIFA 20' Global Series players

EA opened up registrations for the FIFA 20 Global Series competition today. However, those trying to register noticed that the sign-up page displayed personal details of players who had already done so. They saw usernames, email addresses and dates o… Source: Engadget | EA leaks personal data for 'FIFA 20' Global Series players

Instagram's Threads is a camera app for sharing with your closest friends

If you want to get a glimpse of Mark Zuckerberg's "privacy-focused" vision for Facebook, then look no further than Instagram's new social app: Threads. This new standalone, camera-first messaging app is an extension of Instagram's Close Friends featu… Source: Engadget | Instagram's Threads is a camera app for sharing with your closest friends

How to Protect Yourself in the 'Words with Friends' Data Breach

Around 200 million players of the popular Words With Friends and Draw Something games from Zynga have had their accounts’ information stolen by “outside hackers,” as the company describes. While your linked credit cards and any other methods you use to buy stuff within Zynga’s games appears to be safe so far, your…Read more… Source: …

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U.K. Court Reinstates Lawsuit Accusing Google of Bypassing Safari's Privacy Settings to Track iPhone Users

An appeals court in London has reinstated a lawsuit filed against Google that accuses the company of unlawfully gathering personal information by circumventing the iPhone’s default privacy settings, according to Bloomberg. The collective action, equivalent to a class action lawsuit in the United States, alleged that Google illegally tracked and gathered the personal data of …

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How to Use Firefox Private Network to Encrypt Your Web Traffic

Mozilla this week began piloting its own browser-based VPN service, and if you’re located in the U.S. you can start testing it for free right away. Called the Firefox Private Network, the service promises Firefox users a more secure, encrypted path to the web that prevents eavesdroppers from spying on your browsing activity and hides …

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Popular face-swapping app Zao sparks another privacy outcry

Yet another AI-powered face-swapping app has gone viral, and it's introducing the usual privacy concerns in record time. The iOS app Zao quickly topped China's edition of the App Store since its August 30th launch thanks to its uncanny ability to pu… Source: Engadget | Popular face-swapping app Zao sparks another privacy outcry

FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to allege that advertisers managed to target users who provided… Source: Engadget | FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you use them?

When an app says it's collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The apps mentioned… Source: Engadget | Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you …

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Facebook will show who uploaded your contact info for targeted ads

Facebook has taken some steps to prevent companies from recklessly using your data for targeted ads, but now it might put pressure on them to come clean. As of February 28th, Facebook's "why am I seeing this ad?" button will show who (if anyone) upl… Source: Engadget | Facebook will show who uploaded your contact …

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Apple says Group FaceTime bug will be fixed next week

Apple announced Friday that it has come up with a fix for a bug in the Group FaceTime feature that allows users to listen in on the activity of others before they pick up the call. The company said a software update will be released next week that wi… Source: Engadget | Apple says Group …

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New York investigates Apple's Group FaceTime privacy bug

You knew it was just a matter of time before Apple's Group FaceTime 'eavesdropping' bug drew the attention of politicians. New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation into the FaceTime flaw in hopes of understanding both its… Source: Engadget | New York investigates Apple's Group FaceTime privacy bug

To Facebook, your privacy is worth a $20 gift card

Another day, another Facebook controversy. The latest backlash follows a TechCrunch report that the company was secretly paying teenagers to access their data and basically monitor their every move on the web. Facebook was asking people to install a… Source: Engadget | To Facebook, your privacy is worth a gift card

Apple bans Facebook from running internal iOS apps following data misuse

Apple isn't taking chances just because Facebook is shutting down the iOS version of its controversial research app. The company told Recode in a statement that it was revoking the enterprise certificates Facebook had been using to distribute the so… Source: Engadget | Apple bans Facebook from running internal iOS apps following data misuse

Australia Passes Controversial Encryption Bill Despite Opposition From Apple and Other Tech Companies

The Australian parliament on Thursday passed controversial encryption legislation that could result in tech companies being forced to give law enforcement access to encrypted customer messages. As we reported in October, Apple opposed the legislation in a seven-page letter to the Australian parliament, calling the encryption bill “dangerously ambiguous” and wide open to potential abuse …

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