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Latest iOS 12 Beta Improves On USB Restricted Mode

07/19/2018, One of the ways that law enforcement have been cracking iOS devices such as iPhones is by connecting them to external devices made by third-party companies. Apple is clearly not thrilled by this which is why in iOS 12, they introduced a new feature called...

Microsoft Wants Facial Recognition Technology Regulated

07/16/2018, Facial recognition technology has its uses and sometimes it can be useful. For example we’re seeing security features like Face ID on the iPhone X that relies on facial recognition to recognize the phone’s user and unlocks it. However at the same time...

Mitsubishi Wants Your Driving Data In Exchange For Gifts

07/07/2018, We’re sure that everyone values their privacy, but some might value it more than others. So an interesting question is would you be willing to share your driving data in exchange for gifts? That’s something that Mitsubishi wants to know as the company...


iOS 12 Will Let First Responders Know Your Location

06/18/2018, When calls are made to 911, ideally the caller would be able to provide their location which is of course vital if police, firefighters, or an ambulance has to be sent to the location. However this isn’t always possible and while 911 can get a location,...

Facebook Now Requires Explicit Consent From Advertisers

06/13/2018, Following their data privacy scandal and numerous revelations about how Facebook handles user data, the company is under intense scrutiny as they move forward. Facebook seems to be aware of that and has recently made some changes, one of which now...

China Will Start Tagging Cars With RFID In July

06/13/2018, China is definitely upping its game when it comes to state surveillance. The country has been outfitting its police officers with smart glasses that offers facial recognition technology and their use of facial recognition has also led to arrest of wanted...

Apple Now Banning Apps That Sell Your Contacts’ Information

06/12/2018, There are apps that sometimes request your permission to grant them access to your contacts. For example if you download a VoIP app or a messenger app or a social networking app, it sometimes asks for access to your contacts to help you find friends,...

Facebook Bug Accidentally Made Private Status Updates Public

06/07/2018, Companies such as Facebook have tools and options that lets users choose who can see their posts. This means that if you’re a private person and want to keep your status updates and posts private, you can mark that option. However what use is an option...

macOS Mojave Removes Integration With Third-Party Internet Accounts

06/06/2018, A recent report from The New York Times revealed that Facebook had apparently been sharing data with at least 60 device makers, with Apple being named as one of them. Apple has since denied this and if you’re looking for more proof that Apple is trying...

Apple Testing Feature That Could Beat Police iPhone Unlockers

06/05/2018, Some of you might have heard that several law enforcement agencies have managed to get their hands on devices that can supposedly unlock iPhones without the need for Apple’s help. Unsurprisingly this is something that Apple isn’t too thrilled about,...

Facebook Reportedly Shared Data With Apple, Microsoft, Samsung

06/04/2018, While Facebook has yet to recover from its recent data privacy scandal with Cambridge Analytica, it seems that a new report has shed more light onto Facebook’s data-sharing practices which will no doubt raise more eyebrows. In a report from The New York...

This Man Tried To Sell His Facebook Data On eBay

05/30/2018, It is no secret that companies such as Facebook and Google collect data on users in order to create ads that are catered towards a user’s preference. While it is no secret, Facebook’s recent data privacy scandal shone more light on exactly how much...