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Google Tracks Android, iPhone Users Even With 'Location History' Turned Off

Google Tracks Android, iPhone Users Even With 'Location History' Turned Off

August 13, 2018Mohit Kumar
Google tracks you everywhere, even if you explicitly tell it not to. Every time a service like Google Maps wants to use your location, G...
Apple Transfers Chinese Users' iCloud Data to State-Controlled Data Centers

Apple Transfers Chinese Users' iCloud Data to State-Controlled Data Centers

July 18, 2018Mohit Kumar
There's terrible news for Apple users in China. Apple's Chinese data center partner has transferred iCloud data, belonging to 13...
Facebook Admits Sharing Users' Data With 61 Tech Companies

Facebook Admits Sharing Users' Data With 61 Tech Companies

July 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Facebook has admitted that the company gave dozens of tech companies and app developers special access to its users' data after publi...
Facebook Accused of Giving Over 60 Device-Makers Deep Access to User Data

Facebook Accused of Giving Over 60 Device-Makers Deep Access to User Data

June 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
After being embroiled into controversies over its data sharing practices , it turns out that Facebook had granted inappropriate access to...
Pornhub launches free and fast VPN service with unlimited bandwidth

Pornhub launches free and fast VPN service with unlimited bandwidth

May 24, 2018Wang Wei
Pornhub wants you to keep your porn viewing activities private, and it is ready to help you out with its all-new VPN service. Yes, you h...
Android P to Block Apps From Monitoring Device Network Activity

Android P to Block Apps From Monitoring Device Network Activity

May 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Do you know that any app you have installed on your Android phone can monitor the network activities—even without asking for any sensitiv...
Facebook admits public data of its 2.2 billion users has been compromised

Facebook admits public data of its 2.2 billion users has been compromised

April 04, 2018Mohit Kumar
Facebook dropped another bombshell on its users by admitting that all of its 2.2 billion users should assume malicious third-party scrape...
Warning – 3 Popular VPN Services Are Leaking Your IP Address

Warning – 3 Popular VPN Services Are Leaking Your IP Address

March 15, 2018Mohit Kumar
Researchers found critical vulnerabilities in three popular VPN services that could leak users' real IP addresses and other sensitive...
Android P Will Block Background Apps from Accessing Your Camera, Microphone

Android P Will Block Background Apps from Accessing Your Camera, Microphone

February 25, 2018Mohit Kumar
Yes, your smartphone is spying on you. But, the real question is, should you care? We have published thousands of articles on The Hacke...
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...
Is Your DJI Drone a Chinese Spy? Leaked DHS Memo Suggests

Is Your DJI Drone a Chinese Spy? Leaked DHS Memo Suggests

December 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently accused Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI), one of the largest drone manufac...
HP Silently Installs Telemetry Bloatware On Your PC—Here's How to Remove It

HP Silently Installs Telemetry Bloatware On Your PC—Here's How to Remove It

November 30, 2017Mohit Kumar
Do you own a Hewlett-Packard (HP) Windows PC or laptop? Multiple HP customers from around the world are reporting that HP has started d...
iPhone Apps With Camera Permissions Can Secretly Take Your Photos Without You Noticing

iPhone Apps With Camera Permissions Can Secretly Take Your Photos Without You Noticing

October 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
Are you a proud iPhone owner? If yes, this could freak you up. Trust me! Your iPhone has a serious privacy concern that allows iOS app dev...
OnePlus Secretly Collects Way More Data Than It Should — Here’s How to Disable It

OnePlus Secretly Collects Way More Data Than It Should — Here’s How to Disable It

October 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
There is terrible news for all OnePlus lovers. Your OnePlus handset, running OxygenOS—the company's custom version of the Android o...
 Microsoft Cortana Can Now Read Your Skype Messages to Make Chat Smarter

Microsoft Cortana Can Now Read Your Skype Messages to Make Chat Smarter

October 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
Microsoft today announced built-in support for Cortana—an artificial intelligence-powered smart assistant—in Skype messenger on Android a...
China Bans WhatsApp Messenger

China Bans WhatsApp Messenger

September 26, 2017Wang Wei
Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has already been struggling for its existence in China ever since July when Chinese government blo...
75,000 Turks Arrested So Far for Downloading Encrypted Messaging App

75,000 Turks Arrested So Far for Downloading Encrypted Messaging App

September 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
WARNING: If you are Turkish and using or have installed ByLock —a little-known encrypted messaging app—you could be detained by Turkish ...
China Enforces Real-Name Policy to Regulate Online Comments

China Enforces Real-Name Policy to Regulate Online Comments

August 28, 2017Wang Wei
If you reside in China, your Internet life within the borders will soon be even more challenging. Last Friday, China's top Internet...
Beware! Viral Sarahah App Secretly Steals Your Entire Contact List

Beware! Viral Sarahah App Secretly Steals Your Entire Contact List

August 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
Are you also one of those 18 Million users using SARAHAH? You should beware of this app because the anonymous feedback application may...
Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Spying On Its Users' Web Traffic

Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Spying On Its Users' Web Traffic

August 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
" Privacy " is a bit of an Internet buzzword nowadays as the business model of the Internet has now shifted towards data collec...