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

After exposing private tweets, plaintext passwords, and personal information for hundreds of thousands of its users, here is a new security blunder social networking company Twitter admitted today. Twitter announced that the phone numbers and email addresses of some users provided for two-factor authentication (2FA) protection had been used for targeted advertising purposes—though the company […]

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Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online

“Warning — Making your calendar public will make all events visible to the world, including via Google search. Are you sure?” Remember this security warning? No? If you have ever shared your Google Calendars, or maybe inadvertently, with someone that should not be publicly accessible anymore, you should immediately go back to your Google settings and […]

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Exclusive: Thousands of Google Calendars Leaking Private Information Online

“Warning — Making your calendar public will make all events visible to the world, including via Google search. Are you sure?” Remember this security warning? No? If you have ever shared your Google Calendars, or maybe inadvertently, with someone that should not be publicly accessible anymore, you should immediately go back to your Google settings and […]

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

Mistakenly sent a picture to someone via WhatsApp that you shouldn’t have? Well, we’ve all been there, but what’s more unfortunate is that the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature WhatsApp introduced two years ago contains an unpatched privacy bug, leaving its users with false sense of privacy. WhatsApp and its rival Telegram messenger offer “Delete for […]

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Popular Period Tracking Apps Share Your Sexual Health Data With Facebook

Hello Ladies, let’s talk about periods, privacy, and Facebook. Are you using an app on your smartphone to keep tracks on your periods? Well, it’s worrying, because it might be sharing your extremely sensitive information like menstrual cycle and sexual activities with Facebook. A new investigative report from UK-based advocacy group Privacy International revealed how […]

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

Immediately after Mozilla announced its plan to soon enable ‘DNS over HTTPS‘ (DoH) by default for Firefox users in the United States, Google today says it is planning an experiment with the privacy-focused technology in its upcoming Chrome 78. Under development since 2017, ‘DNS over HTTPS‘ performs DNS lookups—finding the server IP address of a […]

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Mozilla Launches ‘Firefox Private Network’ VPN Service as a Browser Extension

Mozilla has officially launched a new privacy-focused VPN service, called Firefox Private Network, as a browser extension that aims to encrypt your online activity and limit what websites and advertisers know about you. Firefox Private Network service is currently in beta and available only to desktop users in the United States as part of Mozilla’s […]

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

Mozilla has finally enabled the “Enhanced Tracking Protection” feature for all of its web browser users worldwide by default with the official launch of Firefox 69 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The company enabled the “Enhanced Tracking Protection” setting by default for its browser in June this year, but only for new users who […]

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

What could be more exciting than seeing yourself starring alongside your favorite actor in a movie, music video, or TV program? Yes, that’s possible—well, kind of, by using a new AI-based deepfake app that has gone viral in China over this weekend, climbing to the top of the free apps list in the Chinese iOS […]

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

Apple today announced some major changes to its controversial ‘Siri audio grading program’ following criticism for employing humans to listen to audio recordings of users collected via its voice-controlled Siri personal assistant without their knowledge or consent. The move came a month after The Guardian reported that third-party contractors were regularly listening to private conversations […]