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Gas social media app overtakes TikTok in App Store. But is it safe?

A new Sherriff in town, Gas, has dethroned TikTok by capturing the attention of high schoolers across the US. But parents are concerned.
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Parler accidentally exposes VIP user emails while announcing Kanye West deal

Personal email addresses of more than 300 gold-badged – or verified – Parler accounts were publicly revealed in a marketing letter.
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Meta Quest Pro could be Meta’s most intrusive product yet

Make sure you’re smiling: the Meta Quest Pro will track your facial expressions – and a set of cameras raise serious privacy concerns.
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DJI drone tracking data exposed in US

Over 80,000 drone IDs were exposed in a data leak after a database containing information from dozens of airspace monitoring devices manufactured by the Chinese-owned DJI was left accessible to the public.
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US firm ordered to pay $73,000 to employee fired over turned off camera

A US firm unlawfully fired a remote employee after he refused to leave his webcam on for work, a court in the Netherlands ruled, citing the European Convention of Human Rights.
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India telecoms bill draws fire from human rights group

India’s much-contested proposals to regulate influential platforms such as Whatsapp, Signal, and Facetime have drawn fire from human rights campaigners.
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Google committed to removing your contacts from Search

Google has rolled out a new tool designed to request the removal of search results containing your phone number, home, or email address.
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Amazon to take over iRobot: more eyes to spy on you?

After pressure from consumer groups, the FTC is looking more deeply into Amazon's proposed $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot
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Cybercriminals are after VPNs – don't make it easy for them

Threat actors increasingly target virtual private network (VPN) providers to break into organizations.
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Facebook got rid of a page tracking Musk’s private jet

“Really, Facebook?” Tweeted Jack Sweeney after the social media giant unpublished his page tracking billionaire’s flights.
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Stop sharing US domain-name user data, senators tell government

Senators and congressmen have written an open letter to the US telecoms policy watchdog calling on it to immediately cease public disclosure of personal information about users of the country’s top-level .us domain.
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Software shows how much effort people put into their Instagram photos

It has confirmed what many long suspected – Instagrammers spend much more time behind their photos than an effortless-looking final result might suggest.
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Executive’s data is a golden ticket for attackers – interview

While targeting executives requires more focus and planning, a successful attack on a high-value account provides attackers with unprecedented access to valuable data.
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Encryption is 'betrayal' of children, says UK home secretary

The UK government's war on end-to-end encryption continues, with home secretary Priti Patel declaring that it represents a 'grotesque betrayal' of children.
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Sephora to pay $1.2m for secretly selling sensitive consumer data

Cosmetics giant was fined $1.2 million for failing to inform customers about selling their information.
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Free Android apps feed on your highly sensitive data

Some of your favorite apps may be sharing sensitive information like location, race, or even sexual orientation with third parties.
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Federal police and banking records exposed by database leak in India

The 24GB-strong dataset contained highly sensitive information including bank account numbers, holder names and balances, as well as transaction types, destinations, and amounts.
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Instagram vs TikTok battle reveals manipulating of audiences with algorithms

There has been an epiphany at Meta that identifying new companies and copying their core features are no longer enough to prevent competitors from encroaching on their territory. But how did we get here?
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