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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...

WhatsApp Claims They Collect ‘Very Little’ Data On Users

04/09/2018, Facebook is currently faced with a privacy scandal and while Facebook itself is being looked at, this is not the first time that Facebook’s other products have also gone under the microscope. WhatsApp has in the past faced some controversy over their...

YouTube Accused Of Illegally Collecting Data On Children

04/09/2018, Hot on the heels of Facebook’s privacy scandal, it looks like YouTube could be facing a similar issue themselves. According to a complaint filed by children protection groups, they have accused YouTube of illegally collecting data on children.

Facebook Has Been Deleting Sent Mark Zuckerberg Messages

04/08/2018, For the most part a lot of our online services like Facebook and Twitter allow us to do whatever we want on them as long as we abide by their policies. However given that they own their services, does that mean that they get to do whatever they want...