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WhatsApp’s Other Co-Founder Announces Plans To Leave The Company

04/30/2018, WhatsApp was founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton, with the latter departing the company back in 2017 several years after Facebook had acquired the company. Now it looks like WhatsApp’s other co-founder, Jan Koum, will also be leaving the company...

Amazon’s Alexa Had A Flaw Which Allowed Others To Eavesdrop

04/28/2018, There are some concerns that users have with smart speakers and that is they typically come with an always-listening feature. This is usually done so that the speaker can react when the trigger phrase is spoken, but there are some who are worried that as...

WhatsApp Will Soon Let Users Export Their Account Information

04/24/2018, In the wake of Facebook’s data privacy scandal, it is not surprising that the scrutiny has also extended to other Facebook products and services, such as WhatsApp. The good news is that if you were wondering about what kind of data WhatsApp collects on...


Toyota Cites Privacy Concerns Over Android Auto

04/19/2018, While many carmakers have rushed to include features like Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto, Toyota seems to be one of the few who are holding out, at least as far as Android Auto is concerned. Earlier this year Toyota announced plans to include...

Facebook Reminds Users That Other Companies Harvest Their Data Too

04/17/2018, At the moment Facebook is under immense scrutiny following the data privacy scandal. The focus does seem to be pretty much all on Facebook at the moment, but the company would like to point out and remind users that they aren’t alone in gathering user...

Opera’s Free VPN App Will Be Shutting Down April 30

04/17/2018, There are several VPN services available out there, but some of them require users to pay a monthly subscription. However several years ago, Opera announced their own free VPN app for mobile that launched on both iOS and Android, but unfortunately it...

France Wants Its Own Chat App For Government Communications

04/17/2018, As secure as messaging apps claim to be these days, the fact that a private company owns it means that for certain groups such as businesses or governments, it can be a bit disconcerting to allowing someone else to hold control over your information and...

Study Finds Over 3,300 Android Apps Have Been Tracking Kids

04/15/2018, Due to the fact that sometimes app permissions can be a bit technical and because for the average user, they don’t know how the app was programmed and why it might need permission to access certain features of our phones. However because sometimes...

Messaging App ‘Telegram’ Has Been Banned In Russia

04/15/2018, There are some of you guys who might be familiar with the Telegram messaging app. The app, just like other messaging apps like WhatsApp, is known for its security with its encrypted messages that prevents messages from being read even if they are...

Gmail Redesign Will Feature A ‘Confidential Mode’

04/15/2018, We have heard reports that Google plans on introducing a redesign to Gmail that will overhaul the look of the email service. Leaked images have given us a hint as to what that might look like, and now a new report from The Verge has revealed that in...

Facebook Apparently Collects Data On Non-Users As Well

04/12/2018, Given how many people willingly use Facebook and willingly share information on their profile, we suppose it doesn’t come as a surprise that Facebook and advertisers have mined user information for studies, targeted advertising, and so on. However it...

Facebook Denies They Are Spying On Users Through Microphones

04/10/2018, There is a popular conspiracy theory floating about regarding Facebook where it is claimed that the company uses your smartphone’s microphone to listen in on users. Based on this the company can then help to push targeted ads to users based on what they...