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You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads

You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads

October 09, 2019Swati Khandelwal
After exposing private tweets , plaintext passwords , and personal information for hundreds of thousands of its users, here is a new sec...
Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online

Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online

September 17, 2019Mohit Kumar
"Warning — Making your calendar public will make all events visible to the world, including via Google search. Are you sure?" ...
WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' Doesn't Delete Media Files Sent to iPhone Users

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' Doesn't Delete Media Files Sent to iPhone Users

September 16, 2019Mohit Kumar
Mistakenly sent a picture to someone via WhatsApp that you shouldn't have? Well, we've all been there, but what's more unfor...
Popular Period Tracking Apps Share Your Sexual Health Data With Facebook

Popular Period Tracking Apps Share Your Sexual Health Data With Facebook

September 12, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Hello Ladies, let's talk about periods, privacy, and Facebook. Are you using an app on your smartphone to keep tracks on your perio...
Google to Experiment 'DNS over HTTPS' (DoH) Feature in Chrome 78

Google to Experiment 'DNS over HTTPS' (DoH) Feature in Chrome 78

September 11, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Immediately after Mozilla announced its plan to soon enable ' DNS over HTTPS ' (DoH) by default for Firefox users in the United Sta...
Mozilla Launches 'Firefox Private Network' VPN Service as a Browser Extension

Mozilla Launches 'Firefox Private Network' VPN Service as a Browser Extension

September 11, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Mozilla has officially launched a new privacy-focused VPN service, called Firefox Private Network , as a browser extension that aims to...
Firefox 69 Now Blocks 3rd-Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptominers By Default

Firefox 69 Now Blocks 3rd-Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptominers By Default

September 04, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Mozilla has finally enabled the "Enhanced Tracking Protection" feature for all of its web browser users worldwide by default wi...
Chinese Face-Swapping App ZAO Sparks Privacy Concerns After Going Crazily Viral

Chinese Face-Swapping App ZAO Sparks Privacy Concerns After Going Crazily Viral

September 03, 2019Swati Khandelwal
What could be more exciting than seeing yourself starring alongside your favorite actor in a movie, music video, or TV program? Yes, th...
Apple Changes the Way It Listens to Your Siri Recordings Following Privacy Concerns

Apple Changes the Way It Listens to Your Siri Recordings Following Privacy Concerns

August 29, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Apple today announced some major changes to its controversial 'Siri audio grading program' following criticism for employing huma...
Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

August 21, 2019Mohit Kumar
In a move to protect its users based in Kazakhstan from government surveillance, Google, Apple and Mozilla finally today came forward and...
Kaspersky Antivirus Flaw Exposed Users to Cross-Site Tracking Online

Kaspersky Antivirus Flaw Exposed Users to Cross-Site Tracking Online

August 15, 2019Swati Khandelwal
In this digital era, the success of almost every marketing, advertising, and analytics company drives through tracking users across the I...
Binance KYC Data Leak — Crypto Exchange Sets $290,000 Bounty On Blackmailer

Binance KYC Data Leak — Crypto Exchange Sets $290,000 Bounty On Blackmailer

August 07, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has become a victim of a ransom demand from a scammer who claimed to have hacked the KYC (Kn...
Kazakhstan Begins Intercepting HTTPS Internet Traffic Of All Citizens Forcefully

Kazakhstan Begins Intercepting HTTPS Internet Traffic Of All Citizens Forcefully

July 19, 2019Mohit Kumar
If you are in Kazakhstan and unable to access the Internet service without installing a certificate, you're not alone. The Kazakhst...
Google Adds New Option to 'Auto-Delete' Your Location History and Activity Data

Google Adds New Option to 'Auto-Delete' Your Location History and Activity Data

May 02, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google is giving you more control over how long you want the tech company to hold on to your location history and web activity data. Go...
How to Delete Accidentally Sent Messages, Photos on Facebook Messenger

How to Delete Accidentally Sent Messages, Photos on Facebook Messenger

February 06, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Ever sent a message on Facebook Messenger then immediately regretted it, or an embarrassing text to your boss in the heat of the moment a...
Facebook Paid Teens $20 to Install 'Research' App That Collects Private Data

Facebook Paid Teens $20 to Install 'Research' App That Collects Private Data

January 30, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you are thinking that Facebook is sitting quietly after being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple's App Store, then you ...
iCloud Possibly Suffered A Privacy Breach Last Year That Apple Kept a Secret

iCloud Possibly Suffered A Privacy Breach Last Year That Apple Kept a Secret

January 30, 2019Mohit Kumar
Late last year when an unknown group of hackers stole secret access tokens for millions of Facebook accounts by taking advantage of a fla...
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