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Facebook Halts WhatsApp Data Sharing In Europe

11/17/2016, Back in August, Facebook announced that WhatsApp will soon start to share their data with the social network. Users were given the option to opt out of this, and you might have seen this reminder being shared across your social network and in messages....

India To Buy Cellebrite’s iPhone Hacking Technology

11/04/2016, You might recall that earlier this year after a bit of back and forth between Apple and the US government, another company had to be brought into unlock the iPhone that Apple had refused to. The company in question is Israel-based company Cellebrite who...

Sweden Bans Camera Drone Flights

10/23/2016, Over in the US, as long as your drone is registered and you’re not flying over someone’s private property or restricted airspace, you should be legally within your rights to operate your device. However over in Sweden, a recent ruling could have...

Opera Max Will Now Block Ad Trackers On Your Phone

10/07/2016, Ad trackers are an unfortunate reality, but we guess that’s the price that we have to pay for using the internet. Now if you particularly hate ad trackers, you might be interested to learn that Opera has recently issued an update to its Opera Max app...

New York Wants To Implement Facial Recognition Technology

10/07/2016, We’re sure you’ve all seen the movies where individuals are picked out from a crowd thanks to the use of facial recognition technology, and this is how the bad guys are usually caught. Over in New York, governor Andrew Cuomo wants that to become a...

WhatsApp Now says They Will Comply With India’s Court Order

09/30/2016, Yesterday we reported that apparently WhatsApp said that they has no plans on complying with India’s high courts regarding the deleting of user data that they would be sharing with Facebook. Turns out there was some miscommunication because WhatsApp has...

Apple Logs Who You Chat With On iMessage

09/28/2016, Some of you guys might remember the fuss that Apple kicked up when the authorities asked them to unlock an iPhone belonging to a suspect in a bombing case, claiming that by doing so, they would be setting a precedent that should not be set. Basically...

Germany Wants Facebook To Stop Collecting WhatsApp User Data

09/27/2016, Last month WhatsApp decided to put into place a rather controversial policy that would basically collect user data and share it with Facebook. Safe to say that many users weren’t too thrilled about it, although the upside is that this collection of data...

Opera’s VPN Browser Is Now Available To Everyone

09/20/2016, One of the benefits of using a VPN, apart from trying to skate around geofenced content, is to protect your privacy. There are plenty of VPN services out there, some of which are free, and some of which require users to pay a subscription. Now it looks...

Woman Sues Parents For Posting Childhood Photos On Facebook

09/15/2016, It has been suggested in the past that parents should not be so eager to share photos of their babies and young children on social media. There are a variety of reasons for this, such as privacy, protecting your children from predators, preventing your...

FBI Director Wants You To Cover Up Your Webcam

09/15/2016, Would it be ironic that the man who lambasted Apple and Google’s encryption efforts and for trying to set a precedent by asking Apple to unlock an iPhone, is giving the public advice on how to protect their privacy? That’s pretty much what FBI...

Cuban Government Reportedly Filtering Certain Text Messages

09/07/2016, Companies like WhatsApp pride themselves on having end-to-end encryption, meaning that even if messages were to be intercepted, the person intercepting them won’t be able to decrypt them and read them. This means that if you’re worried about your...