Category: Applications

App security, Applications

Facebook has a new privacy tool to protect your data — here’s how to use it now

August 22, 2019


Facebook is launching a new feature that lets you see and control data that apps and websites share with the platform. It’s called Off-Facebook Activity and it lets you keep track of the kind of information third-party apps can access […]

App security, Applications

Instagram Invites Security Experts To Hack Its Checkout Feature

August 20, 2019

Via: Pymnts

Instagram is inviting a group of security researchers known as white hat hackers to stress-test its Checkout feature before it launches outside the United States. Launched in March, the checkout feature enables consumers to purchase desired items while looking at […]

App Review, Applications

Telegram’s latest update helps you cut down on notification overload

August 12, 2019

Via: The Verge

The messaging app Telegram has been updated with a number of features that should cut down on the amount of notifications and noise generated by the app. Up first is a new silent messaging feature, which allows you to send […]

App Review, Applications

The best privacy and security apps for Android

August 9, 2019

Via: ComputerWorld

Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat: If you’re looking for recommendations about Android security suites or other malware-scanning software, you’ve come to the wrong place. Why? Because, like most people who closely study Android, […]

Android, App Review, Applications, Operating System

Google Fit Now Tracks Sleep, Adds Dark Mode

August 5, 2019

Via: Geek

Fitness means more than washboard abs and toned arms. So Google Fit is rolling out improved sleep insights and dark mode to its iOS and Android apps. “We understand that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more than just tracking what […]

App security, Applications

This new Android ransomware infects you through SMS messages

July 30, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A new family of ransomware designed to attack Google’s Android mobile operating system utilizes SMS messaging to spread, researchers say. On Monday, cybersecurity professionals from ESET revealed their investigation into the new malware, dubbed Android/Filecoder.C, that earmarks the end of […]

App Review, Applications

Instagram quantified our popularity, and now it wants to fix it

July 22, 2019

Via: The Verge

Instagram announced a fundamental change in April: users in Canada would begin testing a new feature that hides the number of likes their posts receive. The announcement was met with uncertainty over how it would change the way we use […]

App security, Applications

What you need to know about viral FaceApp’s privacy policy

July 17, 2019

Via: Mashable

You might want to think twice before you use viral selfie app FaceApp. The two-year-old app, which lets you alter photos of your face, once again shot to the App Store’s top spot this week after celebs and others began […]

App security, Applications

WhatsApp and Telegram media files aren’t so secure after they reach your phone

July 15, 2019

Via: The Verge

While they’re known for strongly encrypting messages in transit, apps like WhatsApp and Telegram may not always be able to keep files safe after they’re on your phone. Today, researchers from Symantec explain how hackers could use a malicious app […]

App Review, Applications, News and Press

Google is building a new social network

July 12, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

Google is building a new social network, named Shoelace, which it claims will “supercharge your social life”. Mere months after shutting down Google+, the company has revealed that it’s taking a second shot at Facebook – this time focusing exclusively […]