The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has issued a public service announcement on the security and privacy concerns surrounding modern children's smartwatches.
Russia has fined Telegram 800,000 Russian ruble — approximately $14,000 — for failing to comply with a government order that required the company to provide access to encrypted conversations to Russian intelligence agency FSB.
OxygenOS, a custom version of the Android operating system that comes installed on all OnePlus smartphones, is tracking users actions without anonymizing data, allowing OnePlus to connect each phone to its customer.
VPN providers often advertise their products as a method of surfing the web anonymously, claiming they never store logs of user activity, but a recent criminal case shows that at least some, do store user activity logs.
A security researcher has found nearly 700 Brother printers left exposed online, allowing access to the password reset function to anyone who knows what to look for.
Even if a video streaming service is using HTTPS to encrypt its traffic, an attacker can still determine with a very high accuracy what content a user might be watching.
A rogue iOS application can gain access to limited geo-location information by obtaining image permissions and extracting GPS coordinates from locally-stored photos.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published documents on Monday that detail a plan for collecting extra information on all US immigrants, including not only permanent residents but also previously naturalized citizens.
GO Keyboard, an insanely popular custom keyboard app for the Android OS, also available on the official Google Play Store, was caught collecting user data and downloading and running code from a third-party server.
iTerm2, a popular Mac application that comes as a replacement for Apple's official Terminal app, just received a security fix minutes ago for a severe security issue that leaked terminal content via DNS requests.
Google removed — and then reinstated — one of the most popular mobile antivirus apps on the Play Store after security firm Check Point discovered that the app was secretly collecting device data from users' smartphones.
The next major update of the Windows 10 operating system — codenamed the Fall Creators Update (FCU) — will receive new privacy controls, including popup dialogs that warn users about features an app is about to use.
A real-time facial recognition software tested by London Metropolitan Police at this year's Notting Hill Carnival was labeled as a "resounding success" by police officers, but privacy groups members who were invited to view it in action called it "inaccurate and painfully crude."
Firefox 57, scheduled for release on November 14, will ship with a new protective measure that will prevent accessibility apps from accessing the web browser's data.
Metadata from web traffic generated by smart devices installed in a home can reveal quite a lot of information about the owner's habits and lifestyle.
Researchers from Positive Technologies — a provider of enterprise security solutions — have found a way to disable the Intel Management Engine (ME), a much-hated component of Intel CPUs.
Security researchers have discovered two flaws that affect the extension systems embedded in today's browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, and all the Chromium-related offshoots, such as Chrome, Opera, and others.
Mozilla engineers are discussing plans to change the way Firefox collects usage data (telemetry), and the organization is currently preparing to test an opt-out clause an opt-out clause so they could collect more data relevant to the browser's usage.
Will Strafach, an independent security researcher, has discovered over the weekend that the AccuWeather iOS app sends location information to a data monetization firm named Reveal Mobile.