Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/samsung-max-privacy-security-data-saving/ Samsung has revealed a new, free Android app — Samsung Max, which it says is “designed to promote mobile data savings and application privacy management”. The app replaces Opera … Read more

If you’re concerned about privacy, you might want to skip Facebook’s VPN — Onavo Protect

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/facebook-vpn-onavo-protect/ Facebook and privacy are not words that really belong in the same sentence, so the idea that the social network is offering a VPN tool might well raise your … Read more

Useful Security and Privacy Tips for Google Home and Amazon Echo Users

Useful Security and Privacy Tips for Google Home and Amazon Echo Users

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/cOAgELT9Nww/ Google Home and Amazon Echo are some of the most promising technologies we have today. After smartphones, they are the next big avenues for voice assistants. And … Read more

German court says Facebook’s privacy settings and use of personal data are illegal

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/facebook-privacy-ruling-germany/ Facebook is no stranger to privacy-related controversy, and now a German court has ruled that the social networks’ use of personal data is illegal. The court in Berlin also … Read more

Privacy: Judges say the UK’s Snooper’s Charter is illegal

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/30/snoopers-charter-is-illegal/ Judges have ruled that the UK government’s digital surveillance program — known variously as the Snooper’s Charter and the Investigatory Powers Act — is illegal. In the case brought … Read more

Strava says military users should opt out of heatmap feature to avoid revealing secret army base locations

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/29/strava-heatmap-reveals-secret-military-bases/ Military personal who used the fitness app Strava have unwittingly contributed to revealing the location of secret army bases around the world. Strava published a “heatmap” of global user … Read more

Ahead of GDPR laws, Facebook publishes privacy principles and promises to educate users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/29/fcebook-privacy-principles-gdpr/ Facebook has published its privacy principles for the first time, ahead of the European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25 — although … Read more

Corporations seen as a bigger threat to data privacy than cyber criminals

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/26/corporation-data-privacy-threat/ Ahead of this Sunday’s (January 28) Data Privacy Day, enterprise cyber security company Tripwire has conducted a poll of Twitter users asking who they were most concerned about collecting … Read more

Facebook to roll out new privacy tools ahead of European GDPR laws

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/23/facebook-privacy-controls-gdpr/ Facebook has faced numerous complaints and accusations when it comes to privacy, and nowhere has this been more obvious than in Europe. In response to European Union plans to … Read more

Privacy: WhatsApp’s group messages might not be as secure as you think

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/11/whatsapp-group-messaging-security/ Security researchers have discovered a method of infiltrating group chats in WhatsApp, effectively rendering the chat tool’s end-to-end encryption useless. Researchers from Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum have unearthed an … Read more

Lenovo unveils 2018 ThinkPad lineup with 8th-gen Intel Core processors

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/04/2018-lenovo-thinkpad-lineup-8th-gen-intel-core-processors/ With CES 2018 just around the corner, tech companies are starting to announce the products that they will showcase at the popular trade show later this month. Lenovo is … Read more

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps use your mic to check what TV shows you are watching

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/02/alphonso-mobile-audio-targeted-ads/ Advertisers are keen for their ads to be seen, that goes without saying. But it’s more important to be seen by the right people, hence the explosion in targeted … Read more

Facebook to use facial recognition to notify users when photos of them are uploaded

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/29/facebook-facial-recognition-alerts/ A new feature touted as a privacy tool sees Facebook automatically identifying users in photographs that are uploaded. It uses the same technology already employed to make image tagging … Read more