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Location Sharing: Americans Don’t Trust It

..While you used to have to ask someone where they were to know their location, you can now track it on your phone. Almost all phones come with a location-sharing app like Find My Friends that lets you connect with other people’s phones. Another version of this is location tagging on Facebook and Instagram. By posting where you are, anyone can track your mov
Publish At:2020-02-27 08:10 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Technology Tips Geolocation

Google denies illegally slurping data off free student Chromebooks

byLisa VaasNew Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing Google over its alleged slurping of students’ data off of the free Chromebooks it passes out to needy schools and from its free G Suite for Education products, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and other apps.According to the complaint, which was filed in the US District Cour
Publish At:2020-02-25 09:11 | Read:187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Law & order Privacy ChromeBook Contacts Coppa Data Co

US Senate calls Whisper in for serious questioning on user tracking

The US Senate has a few privacy-related questions it would like to ask the people in charge at Whisper, the self-proclaimed "safest place on the internet".Earlier this month, The Guardian published three articles alleging that Whisper's supposedly anonymous messaging service tracks even those who opt out of geolocation, that it shares what's supposed to be a
Publish At:2014-10-27 18:10 | Read:3164 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order Mobile Privacy geolocation Tracking Whi

Whisper CTO trashes reports that it tracks even those users who turn off geolocation

Supposedly anonymous social media app Whisper actually tracks some users - particularly newsworthy ones - even after they've specifically opted out of geolocation, The Guardian claimed on Thursday.What's more, The Guardian claimed that Whisper also stores user data "indefinitely" in a searchable database.Some of that information, gleaned from mobile phones i
Publish At:2014-10-20 12:30 | Read:4586 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Mobile Privacy geolocation Secret Tracking Whisper

Grindr app has privacy issues - who's surprised?

Popular gay dating app Grindr has been criticized for revealing the locations of its users in more detail than they might be expecting, and for allowing the identity of message senders to be spoofed.A post on Pastebin provides details of how easy it is to leverage the app's nearby-user-locator to figure out the exact location of a given user.For any user wit
Publish At:2014-09-01 23:50 | Read:4433 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Privacy geolocation Grindr Location Services

Firefox OS app permissions will give users more privacy than Android

Mozilla's mobile platform, Firefox OS, is behind Android in just about every way.The year-old Firefox OS is not even in the same league in market penetration, and is available on just seven smartphones from five carriers and in 15 countries.But in one important respect, privacy, Firefox OS is trying to move ahead of Google's Android by offering granular appl
Publish At:2014-08-29 13:10 | Read:3686 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Apple Featured Firefox Google Mobile Privacy app per

The EPIC edition - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Got a minute to spare?Watch this week's 60 Second Security...→ Can't view the video on this page? Watch directly from YouTube. Can't hear the audio? Click on the Captions icon for closed captions.In this episode:• [0'05"] Foursquare app tracks your location by default• [0'19"] Android "Heart App" virus spreads quickly• [0'36"] Pwnie Award
Publish At:2014-08-16 17:00 | Read:4022 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Apple Botnet Data loss Featured Google Law & order M

SSCC 160 - That's not just any old malware - that's a TRUE VIRUS! [PODCAST]

Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 160 - August 13, 2014News, opinion, advice and research!Here's our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts and Naked Security writers Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.(Audio player above not working? Download the MP3, or listen on Soundcloud.)Stories covered in this episode of the Chet Chat[0'35"] Patch Tuesd
Publish At:2014-08-15 09:04 | Read:5844 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adobe Adobe Flash Android Botnet Featured Internet Explorer

Glass Reflections in Pictures + OSINT = More Accurate Location

By Alejandro Hernández - @nitr0usmxDisclaimer: The aim of this article is to help people to be more careful when taking pictures through windows because they might reveal their location inadvertently. The technique presented here might be used for many different purposes, such as to track down the location of the bad guys, to simply know in which hotel is t
Publish At:2014-08-12 01:40 | Read:5562 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alejandro Hernandez cybersecurity geolocation glass intel io

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