Privacy news

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3 mins

How Google Nest Hub sleep sensors monitor from afar

As Google grows its reach into our lives with hardware devices, is our health data falling into the wrong hands?
2 mins

Explainer: WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

The app wants to collect your chats with businesses. Not accepting its new privacy policy will mean limited access to app functions and eventual account deletion.
Apple iOS Update
3 mins

Explainer: iPhone’s new App Tracking Transparency feature

Apple has rolled out a privacy feature on its iOS 14.5 iPhone update that allows users to opt-out of being tracked on apps. Here’s how it works.
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3 mins

Privacy flaw found in Google and Apple’s contact-tracing tool

Hundreds of contact-tracing apps on Android devices didn't keep sensitive data secure.
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1 min

To log in, just type. How typing biometrics makes life easier

The way you type is unique, and it might soon become a convenient method to authenticate your identity when you sign in to your accounts.
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5 mins

Tests, shots, apps: The invasive new world of travel

Amid Covid-19, summer travel will happen. Is it worth the loss of your privacy?
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3 mins

The EU is closer to banning AI mass surveillance

A proposal aims to closely regulate artificial intelligence in the bloc, as well as law enforcement’s use of facial recognition.
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3 mins

Is a kid-friendly Instagram possible?

Facebook has said that an Instagram for 13 and under is on its way. But previous attempts at social media for kids leave room for skepticism.
Chrome logo as an eye.
2 mins

Google’s tracking cookies are going away. Is that good?

Google claims that FloC, its new alternative to tracking cookies, will raise privacy. We take a look at whether that’s the case.
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4 mins

We’re at the dawn of medical surveillance

As a consequence of Covid-19, our medical data is at risk of becoming a cornerstone of the surveillance state.
10 times Facebook violated your privacy.
5 mins

10 times Facebook violated your privacy

To say that Facebook has a less-than-stellar reputation for privacy is understating it. Here are some major instances where the company didn’t guard your data.
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2 mins

Tinder will soon offer background checks on your matches

Tinder parent company Match is teaming up with Garbo to bring background checks to its datings apps. Will it work?

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