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App security, Applications

Italian watchdog says ChatGPT breached data privacy norms

January 30, 2024

Via: Computerworld

In fresh troubles for OpenAI, Italian watchdog Garante said the company’s generative AI platform ChatGPT has breached data privacy norms set by the EU. Garante, which reportedly has a history of holding proactive assessments, investigates whether different companies and their […]


App Review, Applications

Apple’s latest China App Store problem is a warning for us all

October 19, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Ask anyone who knows, and they’ll tell you that when it comes to security, the weakest point is always people. Yet, as pressure grows for Apple to allow app purchases from outside the App Store, the fact the company fired […]


App security, Applications

Apple toughens up app security with API control

July 28, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Apple is at war with device fingerprinting — the use of fragments of unique device-specific information to track users online. This fall, it will put in place yet another important limitation to prevent unauthorized use of this kind of tech. […]


Editorial

A New Business Experience with iOS 14

July 16, 2020

Via: Catherine Peterson

Coming out this fall, iOS 14 incorporates new features that will make your life easier than ever. With an emphasis on intelligence, your experience will be more personal and private. That sounds promising, but what are the exact functionalities that […]


News and Press

Facebook will expand its symptom tracking survey globally to measure the spread of COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Via: The Verge

Two weeks after beginning to survey users about disease symptoms in an effort to track the spread of COVID-19, Facebook said Monday that early results showed promise — and that the effort will roll out internationally beginning Wednesday. Carnegie Mellon […]


News and Press

Can Apple live up to Apple’s privacy ads?

January 22, 2020

Via: The Verge

The thing that convulsed the internet for much of yesterday was this Reuters report that Apple decided against throwing away its keys to users’ encrypted iCloud backups after the FBI complained about encryption. The word “after” does a lot of […]


App security, Applications

7 Android VPN apps you should never use because of their privacy sins

September 9, 2019

Via: CNET

Just because a virtual private network app is shielding your mobile browsing from prying eyes, it doesn’t mean it needs to slurp up your data or control your operating system. So before you trust that highly rated VPN with a […]


News and Press

US Court rules users can sue Facebook over facial recognition technology

August 9, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Facebook has lost its appeal that its facial recognition technology did not invade the privacy of its users located in Illinois, United States, leaving the company vulnerable to a class action moving forward. The US Court of Appeals for the […]


Operating System, Windows

Windows 10, Office Online users get new warning over data privacy

July 30, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A new report for the Netherlands Ministry of Justice and Security warns the country’s agencies that using Microsoft Office Online, Office mobile apps, and Windows 10 Enterprise carries privacy risks. The report comes from EU-based Privacy Company, which carried out […]


App Review, Applications

Facebook’s total focus on privacy could crowd out more important issues

May 1, 2019

Via: The Verge

F8 is a conference where Facebook executives talk about the future — and at Facebook, the future is flexible. In 2015, the future was video. The next year, the future was bots. The year after that, the future was augmented […]


News and Press

Facebook is making an all-out push for regulation — on its own terms

April 2, 2019

Via: The Verge

Facebook has spent so much time on the defensive since 2016 that it can be startling to see the company come out swinging. But with Europe beginning to peel away from the open web, and American lawmakers rattling their sabers […]


App security, Applications

7 security tips to stop apps from stealing your data

February 14, 2019

Via: CNET

We regularly see news about ways our personal information has been compromised after a data breach — and apps can be part of the problem. Apps have been unmasked as malware, used to commit click fraud or to sell your […]


News and Press

Facebook is giving some power back to its users — but very slowly

January 29, 2019

Via: The Verge

First of all, I want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy Data Privacy Day. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate, I suggest making a list of all the steps you’ve taken to protect your privacy, […]


News and Press

Apple Says User Data Demand Is On The Rise

December 21, 2018

Via: Pymnts

Apple’s latest transparency report shows a rise in worldwide demands for data. The company revealed that this year it has received 32,342 requests — which is a 9 percent increase from the last reporting period — for 163,823 devices in […]


News and Press

Apple CEO Tim Cook pushes hard for US data privacy law reform

October 24, 2018

Via: CNET

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a passionate speech about data privacy at the European Parliament on Wednesday, in which he said he was in support of a “comprehensive federal data privacy law” in the US. Cook praised the effective data […]