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Google Sued Over Misleading Users About Location Tracking Feature

Google Sued Over Misleading Users About Location Tracking Feature

August 20, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Google was in the news last week for a misleading claim that "with Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored,"...
Heat Map Released by Fitness Tracker Reveals Location of Secret Military Bases

Heat Map Released by Fitness Tracker Reveals Location of Secret Military Bases

January 29, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Every one of us now has at least one internet-connected smart device, which makes this question even more prominent —how much does your s...
Hundreds of GPS Location Tracking Services Leaving User Data Open to Hackers

Hundreds of GPS Location Tracking Services Leaving User Data Open to Hackers

January 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have unearthed multiple vulnerabilities in hundreds of GPS services that could enable attackers to expose a whole ho...
WhatsApp may let you Recall Sent Messages and Track Friends Location in Realtime

WhatsApp may let you Recall Sent Messages and Track Friends Location in Realtime

February 01, 2017Wang Wei
Are you the victim of sending awkward WhatsApp messages to your friends, families, and colleagues while you're drunk? No need to pa...
Uber Now Tracks Your Location Even After Your Ride

Uber Now Tracks Your Location Even After Your Ride

December 09, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Uber was in controversies at the mid of this year for monitoring the battery life of its users, as the company believed that its users w...
Photos On Dark Web Reveal Geo-locations Of 229 Drug Dealers — Here's How

Photos On Dark Web Reveal Geo-locations Of 229 Drug Dealers — Here's How

September 20, 2016Swati Khandelwal
It's a Fact! No matter how smart the criminals are, they always leave some trace behind. Two Harvard students have unmasked around 229...
Iran Bans Pokémon GO — It's My Way or the Highway!

Iran Bans Pokémon GO — It's My Way or the Highway!

August 05, 2016Mohit Kumar
Pokémon GO has become the world’s most popular mobile game since its launch in July, but not everyone loves it. Pokémon GO has officia...
Hackers can spy on your calls and track location, using just your phone number

Hackers can spy on your calls and track location, using just your phone number

April 18, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief The famous ‘60 Minutes’ television show shocked some viewers Sunday evening when a team of German hackers demonstrated how t...
For Better Privacy & Security, Change these iOS 9 Settings Immediately

For Better Privacy & Security, Change these iOS 9 Settings Immediately

September 17, 2015Swati Khandelwal
iOS 9 is out, and it's time to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. The new ...
Your GPS Location and Calls Can be Spied Using Network Vulnerability

Your GPS Location and Calls Can be Spied Using Network Vulnerability

August 20, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Yes, you heard it right. It's the dirty truth that’s featuring what is being called the largest privacy breach ever. Billions of...
Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times in Last 14 Days

Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times in Last 14 Days

March 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Do you realize how often your smartphone is sharing your location data with various companies? It is more than 5000 times in just two we...
Visa Wants To Track Your Smartphone to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

Visa Wants To Track Your Smartphone to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

February 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
If you are a traveler and loves to travel then you must be annoyed of those calls you sometimes get from your bank when buying things far fr...
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Sends User Location and Safari Search Data to Apple

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Sends User Location and Safari Search Data to Apple

October 20, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Apple's latest desktop operating system, known as Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite , sends location and search data of users without their kn...
Google Map Tracks Your Every Move. Check Your 'Location History' to Verify It

Google Map Tracks Your Every Move. Check Your 'Location History' to Verify It

August 20, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Google has been involved in several controversies including among the companies that was claimed to cooperate with US surveillance agenc...
New Facebook 'Nearby Friends' Can Track Your GPS Location Continuously

New Facebook 'Nearby Friends' Can Track Your GPS Location Continuously

April 20, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Facebook – one of the popular social networking website that connects you worldwide with your friends, families, and many more to your ...
WhatsApp Flaw leaves User Location Vulnerable to Hackers and Spy Agencies

WhatsApp Flaw leaves User Location Vulnerable to Hackers and Spy Agencies

April 15, 2014Swati Khandelwal
If you are using WhatsApp to chit-chat with your friends or relatives, then you should be careful about sharing your location with them...
Android app that notifies you whenever GPS enabled apps access your location

Android app that notifies you whenever GPS enabled apps access your location

February 01, 2014Anonymous
A team of Researchers at Rutgers University has developed an Android application which will notify you every time, whenever an app ...
CO-TRAVELER : NSA’s Cellphone Location Tracking Tool gathering 5 Billion records a day

CO-TRAVELER : NSA’s Cellphone Location Tracking Tool gathering 5 Billion records a day

December 04, 2013Swati Khandelwal
Believe it or not, but the National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on mobile phone locations around the ...