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

Here’s What Will Happen if Users Don’t Accept WhatApp’s Updated Privacy Policy – Tempemail

Image sourced from YoMZanzi WhatsApp has given users until the 15th of May to accept its updated privacy policy. In a statement, the company says that if users haven’t accepted it by then, their accounts will not be deleted but they won’t have full functionality of the messaging platform. For Continue Reading

Privacy Bug in Brave Browser Exposes Dark-Web Browsing History of Its Users – Tempemail

Brave has fixed a privacy issue in its browser that sent queries for .onion domains to public internet DNS resolvers rather than routing them through Tor nodes, thus exposing users’ visits to dark web websites. The bug was addressed in a hotfix release (V1.20.108) made available yesterday. Brave ships with Continue Reading

WhatsApp Explains its Privacy Policy Update – Tempemail

WhatsApp has offered to clear up ‘any confusion’ for its controversial privacy policy. The social platform has revealed users want more information; like whether or not WhatsApp and Facebook can read or listen to personal conversations, keep logs of who everyone is messaging or share contact lists with Facebook. “We’re Continue Reading

Facebook v Apple: the looming showdown over data tracking and privacy | Facebook

Facebook is taking lessons from its debacle over WhatsApp privacy changes in a bid to prevent millions of its users opting out of allowing the company to track their interests across the internet. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, was forced to delay an update to its privacy policy last Continue Reading

Google apps feel strain as firm’s privacy standoff with Apple drags on | Google

Google’s privacy standoff with Apple has lasted so long that even the company’s own apps are complaining about it. Since early December, Apple has required any iOS app to include a privacy “nutrition label”, listing all the ways the app uses personal data. Those labels, which are written by the Continue Reading

5 Digital Privacy Predictions for 2021 – Tempemail

2020 demonstrated how overwhelmingly important a connected infrastructure and digital services have become for the daily functioning of society. This realisation has led to a shift in attitudes to privacy and the way citizens, organisations and governments perceive it. With that in mind, here are five trends that lie ahead Continue Reading

Apple and Facebook at odds over privacy move that will hit online ads | Apple

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, has launched his strongest attack on Facebook yet, as the two companies face off over Apple’s plans for new privacy features that would severely limit online advertising. Speaking to the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference on “Data Privacy Day”, Cook defended Apple’s decision to Continue Reading

Privacy predictions for 2021 | Securelist- Tempemail

2020 saw an unprecedented increase in the importance and value of digital services and infrastructure. From the rise of remote working and the global shift in consumer habits to huge profits booked by internet entertainers, we are witnessing how overwhelmingly important the connected infrastructure has become for the daily functioning Continue Reading

Google announces plan to tackle privacy issues in online advertising | Google

Google has announced a plan to tackle privacy issues in online advertising, as the company attempts to chart a middle ground between Apple’s privacy-first approach and the needs of advertisers – including itself. Google will use AI to bundle an individual user with similar visitors in an attempt to convince Continue Reading