Users report issues as Covid-19 app launches in England and Wales | World news

The launch of the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales has exposed problems with the programme, some of which were known about in advance, and some of which will come as a surprise to both the government and users. Although there were hundreds of thousands of downloads of the Continue Reading

YouTube viewers to help uncover how users are sent to harmful videos | YouTube

YouTube viewers are being asked to become “watchdogs” and record their use of the site to help uncover the ways in which its recommendation algorithm can lead to online radicalisation. Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox web browser, has produced a new browser extension, called RegretsReporter, which will allow YouTube Continue Reading

Kenyan Telcos could Compensate Users for Network Outages – Tempemail

Safaricom, Telkom and Airtel Kenya have decided to compensate customers who experience interrupted services due to network outages, reports Gadgets Africa. This comes shortly after the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) issued new draft regulations “to compel telcos to either pay or offer credit equivalent of the time users are Continue Reading

Popular iOS SDK Caught Spying on Billions of Users and Committing Ad Fraud – Tempemail

A popular iOS software development kit (SDK) used by over 1,200 apps—with a total of more than a billion mobile users—is said to contain malicious code with the goal of perpetrating mobile ad-click fraud and capturing sensitive information. According to a report published by cybersecurity firm Snyk, Mintegral — a Continue Reading

Google giving far-right users’ data to law enforcement, documents reveal | Technology

A little-known investigative unit inside search giant Google regularly forwarded detailed personal information on the company’s users to members of a counter-terrorist fusion center in California’s Bay Area, according to leaked documents reviewed by the Guardian. But checking the documents against Google’s platforms reveals that in some cases Google did Continue Reading

Instagram Accused of Collecting Users Private Biometric Data – Tempemail

Image sourced from Time Facebook-owned Instagram is being sued over allegations that it “illegally harvests the biometric data of users”, according to Bloomberg. “In [a] new lawsuit, filed Monday in state court in Redwood City, California, the company is accused of collecting, storing and profiting from the biometric data of Continue Reading

Microsoft Reveals New Innocent Ways Windows Users Can Get Hacked – Tempemail

Microsoft earlier today released its August 2020 batch of software security updates for all supported versions of its Windows operating systems and other products. This month’s Patch Tuesday updates address a total of 120 newly discovered software vulnerabilities, of which 17 are critical, and the rest are important in severity. Continue Reading

Flaws in Samsung Phones Exposed Android Users to Remote Attacks – Tempemail

New research disclosed a string of severe security vulnerabilities in the ‘Find My Mobile‘—an Android app that comes pre-installed on most Samsung smartphones—that could have allowed remote attackers to track victims’ real-time location, monitor phone calls, and messages, and even delete data stored on the phone. Portugal-based cybersecurity services provider Continue Reading

Capital One Fined $80 Million for 2019 Data Breach Affecting 106 Million Users – Tempemail

A United States regulator has fined the credit card provider Capital One Financial Corp with $80 million over last year’s data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 100 million credit card applicants of Americans. The fine was imposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Continue Reading

ACCC sues Google for collecting Australian users’ data without informed consent | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australia’s consumer rights watchdog has launched legal action against Google for collecting the “potentially sensitive and private” browsing history of its users, allegedly without people’s informed consent. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges that Google misled consumers by not properly informing them about technology that tracked a user’s internet Continue Reading