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These Android privacy apps might be distributing malware and spying on you

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Our analysis of the top-ranked privacy vault apps in the Play store led to several eye-opening revelations. Here’s what you should know.
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Coronavirus survey: Among Americans, support for privacy rights trumps fear of pandemic

We decided to ask 1,255 Americans how they feel about the potential of giving up their privacy during the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the results.
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6 examples of online privacy violation

Most people share data without thinking about it. They provide information to companies while purchasing merchandise, signing up for email...
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The data we’re creating could be key to tracking the spread of the coronavirus

What happens when you feel ill? The chances are you grab your phone, type in your symptoms, and start scrolling...
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To beat coronavirus, we’ll have to give up our privacy

We’ve got some bad news for you: the coronavirus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While a lot of people are...
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Will coronavirus accelerate global censorship and surveillance?

Internet companies are scrambling, quite rightly, to control the flood of misinformation on their platforms as coronavirus panic sweeps the...
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Is your doorbell watching you?

Ring is a home security company that hit the headlines in 2018 when Amazon acquired it for $839 million. Wifi enabled doorbells...
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Has your smart home betrayed you?

More and more people are using technology to automate their homes and change how they live. Home heating, lighting, entertainment,...
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Is CCPA the start of a new privacy wave?

Mark Cuban famously once declared that data is the new oil. A modern-day Gold Rush quickly followed as tech companies...
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Is privacy the new selling point?

When staring into the screens of your favourite devices, there will be software monitoring every click and swipe. Wherever we...
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Should you delete your Google account because of Google's "commercially viable" clause?

The use of language and the creation of tech buzzwords to fuel a fear of missing out on the next...
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The internet is evolving into a global surveillance system. Deal with it.

When China revealed it was using technology to rank every citizen with using a social credit system, it instantly conjured...
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No, Gmail isn't private at all – but you can fix that

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Big corporations like Facebook and Google offer you free services to make your lives easier, right? Well, not really. As...
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Is there censorship on Twitter?

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Twitter has taken the world by storm. For many people around the world, it is an essential source of information...
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Discord security and privacy issues in 2021

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Discord is the go-to app for communication using voice, video, text, or a mix of all three. It's especially popular...
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15 tips to protect your PII

In our data-driven world, PII (personally identifiable information) is a prized target for cyberattackers everywhere. In the wrong hands, this...
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Twitter in China: the battle of government and corporate power

Hundreds of millions of people log onto Twitter every day, including millions from China. But Chinese users are exceptional because...
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5G and what it means for your privacy

After almost a decade of development, 5G mobile technology is finally starting to roll out to the masses. However, finding...
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US telecom companies selling users data

Three major US telecom companies, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT and T have been caught selling their users’ tracked phone location...
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US voter records put for sale on the dark web

In October 2018, a troubling discovery was reported by researchers at Anomali Labs and Intel 471. As it turns out,...
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