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Sonos To Also (Temporarily) Pull Their Ads From Social Media

03/25/2018, Due to Facebook’s recent privacy gaffe, companies such as Mozilla have decided to pull their ads from the platform. It looks like Mozilla is not alone in this because in an announcement by Sonos, it seems that the audio company has also decided to take...

Apple Confirms Siri Bug That Exposes Notifications Will Be Fixed

03/22/2018, With Apple’s notification system, users have the choice of displaying a preview of the notification when they receive it, or hiding it so that anyone who glances at their phone won’t be able to see the contents of the notification until they unlock...


Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Better Protect Your Data

03/21/2018, As you might have heard, Facebook is in quite a lot of trouble after it was discovered that an outside company had misused user data gathered via Facebook, which is said to have had an impact on how it helped President Donald Trump win the election. Now...

WhatsApp Co-Founder Joins In The #DeleteFacebook Movement

03/20/2018, Given the amount of personal information we post onto Facebook, it’s not surprising that the social media platform is a treasure trove of user data that could be used to sell to marketing companies, advertisers, researchers, and so on. In fact this is...

WhatsApp Agrees To Not Share Data With Facebook (For Now)

03/14/2018, Given that Facebook owns WhatsApp, we expect that eventually both platforms would cross paths with each other. A couple of years ago it was revealed that WhatsApp had plans to share its user data with Facebook which resulted in a huge outcry amongst its...

Cellebrite Thinks Unlocking The iPhone Is For Public Safety

03/05/2018, Depending on how you look at it, there are some who feel that Apple should comply with law enforcement and unlock iPhones on request. However there are some who agree with Apple’s stance and that the security and encryption of iPhone devices should be...

Strava Now Makes It Easier To Opt Out Of Its Heat Map Feature

03/01/2018, Earlier this year Strava’s heat map feature was found to have potentially revealed the location of military bases. Following this, Strava announced that they would be working on introducing more privacy related tools and features. The good news is that...

iCloud Encryption Keys In China Will Be Stored On Local Servers

02/25/2018, Apple typically makes a big deal about protecting their customers’ privacy, but the company’s latest move in China is definitely raising some eyebrows. This is because in a report from Reuters, Apple has confirmed that they are moving iCloud data to...

Samsung Max Launched, Will Replace Opera Max

02/23/2018, Several years ago, Opera launched Opera Max which for those unfamiliar, is an app for mobile devices that was designed to help reduce data consumption and also provide users with VPN-like features. However last year Opera announced that Opera Max would be...

Instagram Direct Introduces New Privacy Controls

02/20/2018, With Instagram, users can send Stories privately to each other. Users can then replay the Story until it eventually disappears, which is considerably longer than what Snapchat allows its users to do where after a brief moment, it disappears (which was one...