Tag: privacy

Niantic collected Wizards Unite location data even when users not playing

While we probably have a lot of goodwill towards Niantic for bringing us addictive games like Pokemon Go and Harry Potter Wizards Unite, they...
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ZenKey by the Mobile Authentication Taskforce will be ready soon

A couple of years ago, the major mobile carriers in the US worked together as part of the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. The group then...

Security and privacy made better with updates, Password Checkup

The Google team always aims to come up with products and services that are helpful to most people. For most Android users, there’s data...

Facebook now lets you choose to turn facial recognition on or off

If you’ve ever felt spooked or confused or downright paranoid about Facebook’s facial recognition capabilities, you’re not alone. It’s long been a source of...

Facebook now lets you view (and delete) Off-Facebook Activity

If you’ve always wondered why ads from websites you’ve visited follow you on Facebook, that’s because they have tools like Login with Facebook, like...

Facebook Group settings now simplified to Private and Public

As more people shift to Facebook Groups for more personal discussions and interactions rather than the more public personal profiles or pages, the social...

Facebook sends user audio clips to 3rd party contractors for “analysis”

Just last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg assured the public that they weren’t listening in on the conversations that we conduct over the social...

Robocall blocking apps may be sending private data to 3rd parties

You know that robocalls have become a huge problem and nuisance when even lawmakers are involved in combatting it. And while carriers will eventually...

Amazon now lets you opt out of Alexa recordings review

While digital assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Assistant, Samsung’s Bixby, and Amazon’s Alexa are pretty helpful and convenient for us all, there have...

Google temporarily suspends transcriptions of Google Assistant recordings

Rather than wait for regulatory bodies to impose penalties and charges against them, it seems like Google has opted to voluntarily suspend their transcription...

Should you be afraid of FaceApp? Yes and no

Celebrities and ordinary people alike have once again gone gaga over FaceApp. The face altering app has actually been around since 2017 but has...

Google says it’s going after Dutch audio data leaker

Google has finally responded to the report from the Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS which showed that they were making audio data from Google Assistant...

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Pixel 4 Review: Grand Vision, Underwhelming Execution

Now in its fourth major generation (the Pixel 3a counts only as a half), Google has established the Pixel smartphone to represent what it's...

Pixel 4 Review: Grand Vision, Underwhelming Execution

Now in its fourth major generation (the Pixel 3a counts only as a half), Google has established the Pixel smartphone to represent what it's...