Tag: privacy

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...

Google allegedly lets contractors listen to Google Assistant recordings

If you think you’re safe from prying ears since you didn’t say any trigger word for your Google Assistant, time and time again we’re...

Amazon keeps your Alexa data and transcripts “indefinitely”

While there’s an upside to having all these digital voice assistants at our beck and call, there are of course some privacy and security...

Google announces roll-out of new privacy, security tools

While most of those who attended or are following the Google I/O Developer’s conference are there for the new developments and features for Google...