Privacy experts have analyzed 5,855 child-directed Android apps and have found that more than half â57%â 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."
Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunications watchdog, has filed today a lawsuit against instant messaging app Telegram, asking a Moscow court to rule in favor of restricting access to the service inside Russia's borders.
Facebook revealed today that Cambridge Analytica accessed the personal information of more than 87 million users, and not 50 million, as it was initially reported.
The Tor Project announced today plans to discontinue Tor Messenger, the organization's security-hardened instant messaging application.
The United States Department of State wants to make it mandatory for all foreigners to provide social media details when applying for a visa to enter the US.
Facebook has announced that they are shutting down access to the "Partner Categories" targeting feature for Facebook advertisers. Partner Categories is a product that allowed Facebook advertisers to directly target the social site's users based on data provided by third-party providers, rather than data compiled directly by Facebook.
In its first step to try and restore confidence in its platform after the Cambridge AnalyticaÂ fiasco, Facebook has unveiled more organized privacy settings and a new data management tool called "Access Your Information".Â
Around 20% of today's top VPN solutions are leaking the customer's IP address via a WebRTC bug known since January 2015, and which apparently some VPN providers have never heard of.
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal, Facebook has announced important changes to its app platform, along with improvements to its official bug bounty program that will incentivize and reward security researchers for hunting down third-party Facebook apps that misuse user data.
The Mozilla Foundation released today a Firefox add-on that isolates the Facebook website and all its domains to a separate "container," effectively stopping Facebook from tracking users across other websites on the Web.
Several Facebook users who downloaded an archive of their Facebook data in the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal discovered this week that the social network's mobile applications have been recording âin some casesâ much more information than most people were expecting.
The United States Congress passed late last night a $1.3 trillion budget spending bill that also contained a piece of legislation that allows internal and foreign law enforcement access to user data stored online without a search warrant or probable cause.
With the recent report of Facebook user'sÂ data being harvested and used for information warfare, many people are looking to delete their accounts or at least their Facebook posts in order to have a clean slate. Deleting posts, though, can be a very time consuming task as you normally would have to go into each and every post and manu
UK authorities will seek a warrant to probe the computer systems of Cambridge Analytica, the company blamed for covertly siphoning the data of over 50 million Facebook users.
Chinese authorities plan to use the country's mysterious "social credit" database to ban people guilty of past unruly behavior from purchasing plane and train tickets for up to a year.
Facebook has confirmed over the weekend reports that an app made by a team of academics had collected vasts amounts of user data, who then shared this information with Cambridge Analytica âa commercial data analytics firm that allegedly used this info to target US voters in the 2016 Presidential election.
Starting with Firefox 60 âexpected to be released in May 2018â websites won't be able to use Firefox to access data from sensors that provide proximity distances and ambient light information.
Lot's of goodies this week from Microsoft. In addition to Kali Linux and Debian being available for WSL, tabs in File Explorer, Microsoft is also testing different privacy screen layouts in the latest Windows 10 Insider build.