The desktop version for the encrypted communications app Signal does not provide protection for the data it handles during the update procedure, saving it locally as unencrypted plain text.
Apple has released a new data & privacy portal that can be used to download data that is linked to your Apple ID. This data can include transaction history, Apple app history, AppleCare history, marketing data, and more.
The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is now performing more than 30 million searches in a single day. DuckDuckGo has experienced rapid growth and yesterday the company announced that it grew by 50% in a single year.
Unchecked, the expanding proliferation of surveillance cameras, coupled with constant improvements in facial recognition technology, can create a surveillance infrastructure that the government and big companies can use to track everywhere we go in public places, including who we are with and what we are doing.
A security researcher shows on Mojave's release day that Apple's latest privacy protection implementations in macOS are not sufficiently strong.
Cloudflare announces today support for encrypted Server Name Indication, a mechanism that makes it more difficult to track user's browsing.
With the release of Chrome 69, it was discovered that when you log into your Google account, or any Google service for that matter, you will also be automatically logged into Chrome whether you want to or not.
Reports are coming in that Piriform is forcing CCleaner to update to the latest 5.46 version even when users had configured the program to not perform automatic updates. To make matters worse, once the users were upgraded to the latest version, their privacy settings are reset to default, which is to send usage data.
CCleaner 5.46 was released yesterday and aims to fix all of the problems that led to the fiasco with the previous release of CCleaner 5.45. With this release, Piriform has added settings that allow you to actually disable their background monitoring process and to disable the sending of anonymous usage statistics.
Internal system broadcasts happening inside the Android OS expose sensitive user and device details that apps installed on the phone can access without the user's knowledge or permission.
An idle Android smartphone sends user data back to Google servers nearly ten times more frequently as an Apple device sends data back to Apple servers.
A San Diego man filed a lawsuit against Google last week, on Friday, accusing the Mountain View company of violating his privacy by secretly tracking his phone's location despite his an account setting through which he explicitly forbade the company to do so.
Twitch is warning users of a bug in one of its recently retired features that may have exposed some of their messages to other users.
The number of tracking cookies on EU news sites has gone down by 22% according to a report by the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, who looked at cookie usage across EU news sites in two phases, in April 2018 and July 2018, pre and post the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Security and user privacy protections included in browsers, ad blockers, and anti-tracking extensions are not as secure as everyone believes, a team of three academics from the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven) have revealed yesterday.
A popular Firefox add-on is secretly logging users' browsing history, according to reports from the author of the uBlock Origin ad blocker and Mike Kuketz, a German privacy and security blogger.
After Facebook revealed that users' data was collected without their consent and used for political campaigns, more and more people across the world started looking for a secure medium to communicate. Today, Criptext, an independent company, announced a new email app which is hyper-secure and cares about your privacy.
It has not been a good week for Piriform's PC cleaning tool CCleaner. With the release of CCleaner version 5.45, it was quickly discovered that the program's "Active Monitoring" component, which is utilized to send anonymous usage data back to Piriform, could no longer be disabled.
Twitter said this week it removed more than 143,000 apps from its platform between April and June as part of a purge on apps that violated its API policy.
An investigation by AdGuard, an ad-blocking platform, has revealed a common link between several Chrome and Firefox extensions and Android & iOS apps that were caught collecting highly personal user data through various shady tactics.