• News tagged "privacy"

Thursday, 17 Nov 2016

Blu phones have been secretly sending user data to a Chinese server

Blu phones have been secretly sending user data to a Chinese server

US-based security company Kryptowire uncovered a third-party software running on several Blu phones which transmits user data such as text messages, call history and contact list to a server in Shanghai without their knowledge.

Friday, 26 Aug 2016

WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook

WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook

WhatsApp just updated its privacy policy where it states that user data such as phone numbers will be shared with Facebook.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

PSA: Android version of Runkeeper tracks and sends your data to advertiser

PSA: Android version of Runkeeper tracks and sends your data to advertiser

You may want to reconsider using the Runkeeper app on your Android phone after reading this.

Friday, 15 Apr 2016

Microsoft sues US government over right to inform customers about government data requests

Microsoft sues US government over right to inform customers about government data requests

Microsoft has sued the US Justice Department over its right to inform customers when the government has accessed their data. Microsoft is sometimes bound by secrecy orders that prohibit it from telling its customers about requests of this nature.

Friday, 19 Feb 2016

John McAfee claims his team of hackers can decrypt the iPhone in three weeks

John McAfee claims his team of hackers can decrypt the iPhone in three weeks

John McAfee, the founder of antivirus software McAfee, offered a deal to the FBI that his team of hackers can decrypt the information on the San Bernardino iPhone in three weeks without the need for Apple to put a backdoor. Hit the link to find out how he plans to do it.

Monday, 28 Dec 2015

China’s new anti-terrorism law will allow it to access encrypted user accounts

China’s new anti-terrorism law will allow it to access encrypted user accounts

China just passed a new anti-terrorism law that would allow the government authorities to demand technical data and help on breaking account encryption from tech companies.

Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

Uber starts disguising phone numbers for safer rides

Uber starts disguising phone numbers for safer rides

Starting today, Uber will now use disguised phone numbers for both riders and drivers, while retaining features that allow both parties to contact each other via the taxi-booking app.

Friday, 9 Oct 2015

GrabTaxi rolls out number masking for better booking privacy

GrabTaxi rolls out number masking for better booking privacy

The new number masking feature protects your phone number from being exploited, and this new GrabTaxi feature applies to both drivers and passengers for taxi and car bookings.

Friday, 31 Jul 2015

Silent Circle's Blackphone 2 to support Android for Work

Silent Circle's Blackphone 2 to support Android for Work

Silent Circle has announced that its next-generation Blackphone 2 will support Google's Android for Work program, giving users more flexibility in managing and securing personal and work data on the same phone.

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Xiaomi moves international user data outside of China

Xiaomi moves international user data outside of China

With Xiaomi aiming to be a global player in mobile phones, International VP Hugo Barra has disclosed that the Chinese company will be moving its international user data to servers outside of China. Users in China will still have their data on local servers.

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