Remote dating: How do the apps safeguard our data?- Tempemail

The pandemic and the restrictions that came with it have led to an increase in the popularity of dating apps. For example, the total number of swipes on Tinder increased by 11% last year, with the daily number of swipes surpassing the 3 billion mark for the first time as Continue Reading

Mozilla Says Google’s New Ad Tech—FLoC—Doesn’t Protect User Privacy – Tempemail

Google’s upcoming plans to replace third-party cookies with a less invasive ad targeted mechanism have a number of issues that could defeat its privacy objectives and allow for significant linkability of user behavior, possibly even identifying individual users. “FLoC is premised on a compelling idea: enable ad targeting without exposing Continue Reading

Top 10 Privacy and Security Features Apple Announced at WWDC 2021 – Tempemail

Apple on Monday announced a number of privacy and security-centric features to its upcoming versions of iOS and macOS at its all-online Worldwide Developers Conference. Here is a quick look at some of the big-ticket changes that are expected to debut later this fall: 1 — Just Patches, Not Entire Continue Reading

TikTok Quietly Updated Its Privacy Policy to Collect Users’ Biometric Data – Tempemail

Popular short-form video-sharing service TikTok quietly revised its privacy policy in the U.S., allowing it to automatically collect biometric information such as faceprints and voiceprints from the content its users post on the platform. The policy change, first spotted by TechCrunch, went into effect on June 2. TikTok users who Continue Reading

WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over New Privacy Threatening Internet Law – Tempemail

WhatsApp on Wednesday fired a legal salvo against the Indian government to block new regulations that would require messaging apps to trace the “first originator” of messages shared on the platform, thus effectively breaking encryption protections. “Requiring messaging apps to ‘trace’ chats is the equivalent of asking us to keep Continue Reading

Facebook Will Limit Your WhatsApp Features For Not Accepting Privacy Policy – Tempemail

WhatsApp on Friday disclosed that it won’t deactivate accounts of users who don’t accept its new privacy policy rolling out on May 15, adding it will continue to keep reminding them to accept the new terms. “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May Continue Reading

4 Major Privacy and Security Updates From Google You Should Know About – Tempemail

Google has announced a number of user-facing and under-the-hood changes in an attempt to boost privacy and security, including rolling out two-factor authentication automatically to all eligible users and bringing iOS-styled privacy labels to Android app listings. “Today we ask people who have enrolled in two-step verification (2SV) to confirm Continue Reading

Apple and Google block NHS Covid app update over privacy breaches | Coronavirus

Ministers have paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blocked it from their stores over privacy violations. The app, which aids contact tracing in England and Wales, uses technology built by the Silicon Valley companies to track interactions between users with their bluetooth signals Continue Reading

Seeing stones: pandemic reveals Palantir’s troubling reach in Europe | World news

The 24 March, 2020 will be remembered by some for the news that Prince Charles tested positive for Covid and was isolating in Scotland. In Athens it was memorable as the day the traffic went silent. Twenty-four hours into a hard lockdown, Greeks were acclimatising to a new reality in Continue Reading

The state of stalkerware in 2020- Tempemail

 The state of stalkerware in 2020 (PDF) Main findings Kaspersky’s data shows that the scale of the stalkerware issue has not improved much in 2020 compared to the last year: The number of people affected is still high. In total, 53,870 of our mobile users were affected globally by stalkerware Continue Reading