Several gaming companies have announced plans to remove support for an analytics app they have bundled with their games. The decision to remove the app came after several Reddit and Steam users noticed that many game publishers have recently embedded a controversial analytics SDK part of recent updates to their games.
Facebook just can't get it together as we learn about another major privacy breach on their platform. This time it was caused by an internal bug that caused any new posts created by 14 million Facebook users to be posted publicly rather than using their default setting.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17686 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This build adds local experience, privacy, and Windows Mixed Reality improvements.
Car parts manufacturer Continental, one of Germany's biggest companies, has banned the use of the WhatsApp and Snapchat apps on employees' work phones.
Some of the recent additions to the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) web standard are so powerful that a security researcher has abused them to deanonymize visitors to a demo site and reveal their Facebook usernames, avatars, and if they liked a particular web page of Facebook.
The company behind Ghostery, a privacy-focused browser and an ad-blocking browser extension, has apologized for a technical error that occurred last Friday when its staff was sending out GDPR-themed notification emails.
Microsoft said this week it plans to extend and enforce the new GDPR privacy protections to all of its customers, not just those based in EU countries.
Public record documents obtained from two US states reveal that Amazon has entered the surveillance market, where it's been silently advertising its facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.
Several advocacy groups have banded together for a campaign that calls upon the US Federal Trade Commission to intervene and break up Facebook into smaller companies —and more specifically to split off the Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp services from the mother company.
Kaspersky announced earlier today plans to move the user data of most of its customers to a "Transparency Center" in Switzerland, along with its "software assembly line."
Facebook announced today it suspended around 200 apps on suspicion of mishandling user data, as part of its post-Cambridge-Analytica investigations.
A US senator has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and US telcos to investigate who and how many third-party companies have access to the geo-location data of US phone owners.
Reports are coming in from app developers that Apple has started cracking down on applications that share location data with third-party services. The crackdown comes after Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to include sharing location data with third-parties as a punishable offense.
Included in the Live Nation's first quarter 2018 financial results released last week, was a small mention that they have partnered with and invested in a facial recognition company called Blink Identity. Live Nation's plan is to use this technology to allow ticket holders to gain access to shows using facial recognition.
The upcoming version of the Android OS —codenamed only Android P for the moment— will block applications from accessing and monitoring the operating system's network activity.
Two of today's biggest cloud service providers are now blocking a technique called "domain fronting" that has been used by websites and applications to avoid government-based censorship, but also by malware to secretly siphon stolen data to covert servers.
Chinese government officials have accidentally admitted over the weekend that they can access deleted WeChat messages, a Chinese news site has reported. The admission came over the weekend from an anti-graft commission from the Chinese province of Anhui investigating reports of corruption among government officials.
Privacy experts have analyzed 5,855 child-directed Android apps and have found that more than half —57%— are potentially violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a US law protecting children's private data online.
Google engineers plan to improve user privacy and security by putting a short lifespan on cookies delivered via HTTP connections. Google hopes that the move will force website developers and advertisers to send cookies via HTTPS, which "provides significant confidentiality protections against [pervasive monitoring] attacks."