“iCloud is now officially a surveillance tool. Apps that are relying on it to store your private messages (such as WhatsApp) are part of the problem.” You can read about the problem in the CoinTelegraph web site at: http://bit.ly/3aJH4Py.
Are you a Microsoft customer? If so, your name, email address, and plenty of other personal information probably has already been harvested by hackers. You can read more at: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/22/microsoft-database-exposure/.
An interesting article about privacy may be found at https://www.cityam.com/privacy-cannot-be-a-luxury-good-says-google-boss-sundar-pichai/.
According to an article by Christina Farr in the CNBC news web site at https://cnb.cx/30Piet9: 23andMe is laying off 100 people, or 14% of its staff, mostly from its operations team, as consumer DNA tests are down. CEO Anne Wojcicki didn’t have a clear explanation for that, but cited a variety of factors, including both recession fears and privacy concerns. Wojcicki said she anticipated that DNA testing would explode when […]
This has to be good news: Google has announced plans to limit the ability of other companies to track people across the internet and collect information about them, a significant change that has widespread ramifications for online privacy as well as the digital economy. You can find the interesting article in NBC News’ web site at: https://nbcnews.to/2uRwipZ.
BlackVue is a dashcam company with its own social network. With a small, internet-connected dashcam installed inside their vehicle, BlackVue users can receive alerts when their camera detects an unusual event such as someone colliding with their parked car. Customers can also allow others to tune into their camera’s feed, letting others “vicariously experience the excitement and pleasure of driving all over the world,” a message displayed inside the app […]
“Imagine all your tax documentation could be examined by officials from any government merely on suspicion. That’s the future some governments are pushing for when they demand that Apple put security backdoors into its products. “If the government’s demands are met, any security vulnerability will be exploited, enabling more of the bad activity backdoors intend to prevent.” That is the belief of security expert Jonny Evans in an opinion article […]