How To Auto-Delete Your Google Data

Not a fan of being tracked by Google? If you’re not, we totally understand, and if you’d like to delete the data that Google has collected on you, here’s how you can enable auto-delete.


Over 20,000 Linksys Routers Leaked Device Connection Histories

Our routers contain a lot more data than we would think or assume, and as such, there might be some information on our routers that some might not feel comfortable with sharing due to privacy concerns. Unfortunately, for some Linksys users, they did not really get a say in the matter.


Google Is Keeping Track Of The Things You Purchase

We’ve all bought things online before, but it seems that even if you did not buy it directly from Google or through Google, the company seems to be pretty aware of the things that you’re buying online. This is thanks to the use of digital receipts which are usually sent to your email address. If you’re using Gmail, this is how the company is tracking you.


Man Arrested In London After Trying To Avoid Facial Recognition Cameras

There are benefits to using facial recognition technology, but it is clear that using it in a public space can make people feel uncomfortable as it does come across as being an invasion of their privacy. This is why there are some cities in the world, such as San Francisco, that have banned the use of the tech in public spaces.


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New Intel ‘ZombieLoad’ Security Flaw Discovered

It wasn’t too long ago that Intel was inundated with the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affected a ton of their processors. To their credit, the company did take steps to try and address the problem, but it seems that new vulnerabilities have since been discovered by the original researchers who found the Meltdown and Spectre flaws.


San Francisco Has Just Banned Facial Recognition Technology

Facial recognition tech is a bit iffy in the sense that while it might be useful and quite amazing in terms of it being a technological feat, there are privacy concerns surrounding it. After all, why would anyone want to be continuously recognized by computers while walking out on the street, right?


Twitter Discloses Bug That Accidentally Shared User Location Data

A lot of apps rely on our location to improve on its services. For example, knowing where we are might provide better information about the weather, or where a ride-hailing service can pick us up, or where we might be able to find the nearest pharmacy. Location privacy is quite a sensitive thing, which is why some of you might be a bit miffed about what happened with Twitter recently.


Mozilla Exploring ‘Super Private Browsing’ Mode For Firefox

At the moment, pretty much most mainstream browsers out there already offer users a private browsing mode, where their identities will be better protected and where the history from your private sessions won’t be carried over to your regular browsing sessions. However, are these private modes private enough?


How To Protect Your Google Sheets

The information on your Google Sheets can contain private or sensitive information, and if you’d rather not have anyone simply accessing it, here’s how you can go about securing it.


Google’s CEO Takes A Shot At Apple Over Selling Privacy As A Luxury Product

We’re not sure how many of you might have noticed, but in recent times, Apple has been putting out ads advertising their products where they are emphasizing on their focus and commitment to privacy (like the ad above). Basically, the company is suggesting that unlike others, they are taking your privacy seriously and are not using your personal data for profit.


Chrome WIll Let Users Block Cross-Site Tracking

The unfortunate reality of the web that we know in this day and age is all about selling information, where companies learn what they can about you and sell that information to advertisers who will then try to market you products. We’ve seen how some companies, such as Apple, step up their efforts at protecting the privacy of their users by blocking trackers.


All Four Major US Carriers Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit For Selling Customer Data

It was discovered not too long ago that it was actually a pretty easy process to get information about someone from a carrier, where you could actually find the location of a person on a carrier’s network by paying a third-party service. Carriers later came forward to state that they would no longer be selling customer data to outsiders, but it seems like it could be too little too late.


Microsoft Wants To Ensure You’re Really Incognito In Incognito Mode

With Chrome’s Incognito Mode, the idea behind it is that you will be able to browse the web with relative privacy where the sites you visit will not show up in the main Chrome. We’ve seen how sometimes it’s not quite as discreet as you might think, but it seems that Microsoft is hoping to fix that.


Google Will Let You Auto-Delete Location History And Activity Data

Google had previously come under fire because the settings in their privacy controls weren’t as clear cut as they should. For example, you had to dive quite deep into the settings if you wanted to completely turn off tracking (check out our guide on how to turn it off). However, we have some good news for you.