Google confirms it misleadingly tracks your location even with Location History disabled — but it’s not changing that

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/17/google-location-history-misleading-wording/ Call it bad wording, call it blatant lying, call it what you like — Google was recently found to have been misleading people about what disabling Location History on … Read more

If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you’ll need to root your phone

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/record-phone-calls-android-9-pie/ Recording phone calls is dodgy territory legally speaking, but whether you choose to do it depends on where you are in the world, and whether you’re concerned about complying … Read more

Google is tracking your location even when you tell it not to

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/13/google-location-tracking-iphone-android/ An investigation by the Associated Press has found that Google is tracking the location of Android and iPhone users even when privacy settings supposedly explicitly stop this from happening. … Read more

Privacy: Apple denies listening in on iPhone conversations and sharing recorded audio with third parties

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/08/apple-audio-recording-denial/ In response to questions from Congress, Apple has written a letter in which it denies recording iPhone users’ phone calls. The letter stresses Apple’s stance on privacy after the … Read more

Avast pulls the latest version of CCleaner following privacy controversy

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/04/avast-pulls-the-latest-version-of-ccleaner-following-privacy-controversy/ Piriform rolled out updates for CCleaner on a monthly basis, and this is something that has continued since Avast took over. The latest update, CCleaner 5.45, wasn’t at all … Read more

Facebook value plummets by $118bn and Zuckerberg’s fortune drops $16bn following privacy scandal-fueled growth slowdown

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/26/facebook-value-drop/ Facebook shares and the personal fortune of Mark Zuckerberg took massive hits as the social network felt the impact of a growth slowdown and the fallout of recent privacy … Read more

Google (sort of) redirects Duck.com to DuckDuckGo after complaints of anti-competitive behavior from its search rival

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/21/google-duckduckgo-redirection/ Google may have been slammed by Europe for using Android to dominate with its search engine, but this is not the only complaint that has been leveled at the … Read more

Fitness app Polar Flow exposed names and locations of thousands of military, NSA and FBI staff

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/09/polar-flow-privacy/ It’s not all that long since fitness app Strava caused something of a security nightmare by inadvertently revealing the locations of numerous secret military bases. Now another app — … Read more

Google responds to Gmail privacy concerns: ‘we’re not reading your emails’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/04/google-response-to-gmail-privacy-concerns/ Another day, another privacy concern. Following a Wall Street Journal story about the access third party apps have to Gmail data, we wrote about how to stop it. While … Read more