Google to Let Android Users Opt-Out to Stop Ads From Tracking Them – Tempemail

Google is tightening the privacy practices that could make it harder for apps on Android phones and tablets to track users who have opted out of receiving personalized interest-based ads. The change will go into effect sometime in late 2021. The development, which mirrors Apple’s move to enable iPhone and Continue Reading

Apple iOS 14.5 update includes ‘app tracking transparency’ feature | Apple

Users of iPhones can now prevent advertisers tracking them across their apps, after the release of the latest software update from Apple introduced the controversial feature despite the protests of Facebook and the advertising industry. The update, iOS 14.5, includes a setting called “app tracking transparency”, which for the first Continue Reading

Google location data: what does Australian court ruling mean and how can I turn off my tracking history? | Google

If you have ever used Google Maps on your phone without fiddling with the location settings, it goes without saying that the tech giant knows everywhere you’ve been. The really bad news is that even if you have previously tried to stop Google tracking your every movement, the company may Continue Reading

Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) review: wearable-free sleep tracking smart display | Google

Google’s second-generation Nest Hub smart display now comes with radar-based sleep tracking as it attempts to keep Amazon’s Alexa at bay. The new Nest Hub costs £89.99 on launch, which makes it cheaper than its predecessor and slightly undercuts competitors of a similar size. The second-generation unit has the same Continue Reading

New 5G Flaw Exposes Priority Networks to Location Tracking and Other Attacks – Tempemail

New research into 5G architecture has uncovered a security flaw in its network slicing and virtualized network functions that could be exploited to allow data access and denial of service attacks between different network slices on a mobile operator’s 5G network. AdaptiveMobile shared its findings with the GSM Association (GSMA) Continue Reading

New Browser Attack Allows Tracking Users Online With JavaScript Disabled – Tempemail

Researchers have discovered a new side-channel that they say can be reliably exploited to leak information from web browsers that could then be leveraged to track users even when JavaScript is completely disabled. “This is a side-channel attack which doesn’t require any JavaScript to run,” the researchers said. “This means 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

Tracking Pen Testing Trends and Challenges – Tempemail

Over the years, penetration testing has had to change and adapt alongside the IT environments and technology that need to be assessed. Broad cybersecurity issues often influence the strategy and growth of pen-testing. In such a fast-paced field, organizations get real value from learning about others’ penetration testing experiences, identifying Continue Reading

Apple faces privacy case in Europe over iPhone tracking ID | Technology

The consumer rights activist Max Schrems has filed a formal privacy case against Apple, arguing that an ID generated by iPhones that lets advertisers track users violates privacy regulations. Schrems, whose lawsuit against Facebook led to a landmark ruling restricting data transfers from the EU to the US, has made Continue Reading

ESET SA Adopts LifeQ’s COVID-19 Early Warning and Disease Tracking Solution – Tempemail

Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET Southern Africa LifeQ, the leading independent provider of wearable derived health information, today announced the South African operations of ESET, a premier global cybersecurity company, to be the first customer for its COVID-19 early warning and disease tracking solution. With the physiologic monitoring via Continue Reading