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ByteDance Wants to Move TikTok Team out of China - Report

TikTok Collected MAC Addresses on Android Devices: Report

TikTok, the wildly popular but highly controversial social media app from Chinese tech company, ByteDance, was reportedly collecting the MAC addresses of millions of...
How to Disable Facebook's Face Recognition on iPhone, Android, and Web

Facebook to Pay $9 Million to Settle Canadian Probe Into Misleading Privacy Claims

Canada's competition watchdog has fined Facebook CA$9 million (around Rs. 48 crores) for making "false or misleading claims" about its privacy settings. In a...

Indian Government Denies Security Vulnerabilities in Aarogya Setu App

A day after noted cyber-security researcher, Baptiste Robert aka Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y), claimed that a serious security vulnerability in the controversial Aarogya Setu app...

[Update: Official Statement]Amazon’s Ring Doorbell App Sends Data to Third-Parties: Report

Security and privacy continues to be a nightmare with IoT devices, especially smart displays and connected cameras that have often been accused of spying...

Tinder, Grindr Share User Data With Advertisers Without Permission: Report

Ten popular apps, including dating apps like Tinder, OKCupid and Grindr, have been found sharing people's personal information with dozens of digital marketing and...

Google Play, Apple App Store Remove Alleged UAE Spying Tool ‘ToTok’

A popular Emirati messaging app called ToTok has been removed from the Play Store and the App Store following a New York Times investigation...

Xiaomi, Tencent Violating User Privacy, Warns Chinese Government

The Chinese government has released a list of at least 41 apps and services that it says violate regulations on data collection. The list...
Facebook Adds New "Create" Button to Make Users Use Ads, Events More Frequently

Cambridge Analytica Guilty of Deceiving Facebook Users: US FTC

Almost a year and a half after the Cambridge Analytica scandal rocked Facebook and emboldened regulators around the world to clamp down on internet...

Instagram Giving Users More Control Over Data-Sharing With 3rd-Party Apps

With data-sharing becoming an increasingly thorny issue among social media users, Instagram is introducing new in-app features to help users better control the data...

Facebook Suspends ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps For Privacy Violations

Facebook on Friday said it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps that were found to be in violation of the company's privacy policies....

Google, YouTube to Pay $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy Laws

Google has agreed to pay a record $170 million to settle allegations by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York Attorney...

US Carrier AT&T Sued For Selling Customers’ Location Data to Third-parties

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against US telecom service provider, AT&T, for selling customer location data to...

Office 365, Windows 10 Banned From German Schools for Violation of Privacy Laws

The Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the German state of Hesse has warned that the use of Office 365 and Windows...

Facebook Reaches $5 Billion Settlement With US Govt For Privacy Violations

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly agreed to a $5 billion settlement with Facebook to end its probe into the latter's controversial...

Mozilla Firefox to Block Social Media Tracking by Default

Mozilla Firefox and its various forks - official or otherwise - have been the go-to web-browsers for privacy conscious netizens for the better part...

Privacy Is a Human Right, Says Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has called on technology companies to defend users' privacy as human right, urging firms and governments to collectively work together...
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Facebook Faces $1.63 Billion EU Fine for Latest Data Breach Affecting over 50 Million...

Embroiled in another massive data breach, Facebook may face $1.63 billion in fine from the European Union (EU) privacy watchdog, the media reported. According to...

Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter to Testify About Data Privacy

If Facebook takes one thing away from 2017, it's that data privacy is not to be messed with, even if the company was not...
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How to Stop Google from Tracking Your Location on Android, iOS and the Web

For privacy-conscious users, Google has always had the option of 'turning off location history' which blocks Google from tracking your whereabouts, for the most part. We...
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Privacy a Fundamental Right: Apple Tells US Congress About Its Data Gathering

The waves of Facebook's testimony on user privacy hit Apple and Google parent Alphabet last month when the Congress asked the two companies to...