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Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs

Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs Privacy-minded changes to smartphone operating systems which foreground the background activity of third party apps are helping to spotlight more of the surveillance infrastructure deployed by adtech giants to track and profile human eyeballs for profit. To wit: iOS 13, […]

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Apple tweaks App Store rule changes for children’s apps and sign in services

Apple tweaks App Store rule changes for children’s apps and sign in services Originally announced in June, changes to Apple’s App Store policies on its Sign in with Apple service and the rules around children’s app categories are being tweaked. New apps must comply right away with the tweaked terms, but existing […]

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Telegram fixes bug that failed to delete ‘unsent’ photos and videos

Telegram fixes bug that failed to delete ‘unsent’ photos and videos Mobile messaging app Telegram has fixed a bug allowing users to recover photos and videos ‘unsent’ by other people. Telegram, which has more than 100 million users, has an ephemeral messaging feature that allows users to “unsend” sent messages from other […]

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Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to […]

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A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online

A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online. The exposed server contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users […]

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Google releases Android 10

Google releases Android 10 Android 10 is now available, assuming you have a phone that already supports Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system. For now, that’s mostly Google’s own Pixel phones, though chances are that most of the phones that were supported during the beta phase will get updated to […]

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Someone hacked Jack Dorsey’s own Twitter account

Someone hacked Jack Dorsey’s own Twitter account A hacker has broken into Jack Dorsey’s own Twitter account. It’s not clear how it happened, but the hacker posted over a dozen tweets in quick succession, including racial epithets. Not only that, it means the unnamed hacker also has access to the Twitter chief […]

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Malicious websites were used to secretly hack into iPhones for years, says Google

Malicious websites were used to secretly hack into iPhones for years, says Google Security researchers at Google say they’ve found a number of malicious websites which, when visited, could quietly hack into a victim’s iPhone by exploiting a set of previously undisclosed software flaws. Google’s Project Zero said in a deep-dive blog […]

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Google to pay security researchers who find Android apps and Chrome extensions misusing user data

Google to pay security researchers who find Android apps and Chrome extensions misusing user data Google said it will pay security researchers who find “verifiably and unambiguous evidence” of data abuse using its platforms. It’s part of the company’s efforts to catch those who misuse user data collected through Android apps or […]

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Apple is turning Siri audio clip review off by default and bringing it in house

Apple is turning Siri audio clip review off by default and bringing it in house The top line news is that Apple is making changes to the way that Siri audio review, or ‘grading’ works across all of its devices. First, it is making audio review an explicitly opt-in process in an […]

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