Privacy

Forum discussion tagged with Privacy.
  1. Paul Wagenseil

    Title-Insurance Company Exposes 885 Million Records Online

    Title-insurance provider First American may have exposed 885 million property records online, including names and Social Security numbers. Title-Insurance Company Exposes 885 Million Records Online : Read more
  2. Paul Wagenseil

    139 Million Users Hit in Canva Data Breach

    Australian web-design service appears to have had data pertaining to 139 million users stolen by a malicious hacker. 139 Million Users Hit in Canva Data Breach : Read more
  3. Marshall Honorof

    How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number

    There are a few trial-and-error methods you can use to hazard a reasonably good guess as to whether someone's blocked your phone number. How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number : Read more
  4. S

    Question Alternatives to Blur?

    Hi, does anyone know any alternatives to Blur? I'm looking for the email masking option. I found Burner Mail and I'm happy with it but I'm wondering if there are any others. Thanks.
  5. M

    Can You Turn Off Facebook's Face Recognition? Maybe Not

    Some Facebook users can opt out of Facebook's facial recognition, but others can't, according to two informal surveys. Can You Turn Off Facebook's Face Recognition? Maybe Not : Read more
  6. P

    News Apple's Full ZombieLoad Fix Cuts Mac Speeds by Up to 40%

    Apple advises at-risk Mac users to disable hyper-threading in macOS in order to fully mitigate the ZombieLoad (or MDS) flaw. Apple's Full ZombieLoad Fix Cuts Mac Speeds by Up to 40% : Read more
  7. P

    News ZombieLoad Attack Affects All Intel CPUs Since 2011: What to Do Now

    A newly discovered security vulnerability called ZombieLoad affects all Intel CPUs since 2011. Here is what to do to protect your PC, Mac or Chromebook. ZombieLoad Attack Affects All Intel CPUs Since 2011: What to Do Now : Read more
  8. henrytcasey

    How To How to Update WhatsApp for Android and iPhone

    Here's how to make sure your phone is safe from the spyware targeting WhatsApp on Android and iOS devices. How to Update WhatsApp for Android and iPhone : Read more
  9. Paul Wagenseil

    Info This Simple Hack Disables Most Samsung Phones

    Two lines of code are enough to lock the Samsung Knox secure container and lock the user into a phone's launch screen. This Simple Hack Disables Most Samsung Phones : Read more
  10. Paul Wagenseil

    Rhode Island Is First State to Launch Cybercrime Hotline

    Residents of Rhode Island will soon be able to call 211 to report cybercrimes and seek assistance. Rhode Island Is First State to Launch Cybercrime Hotline : Read more
  11. P

    Info Smile! This Free Photo Storage Service Used Faces to Train a Creepy AI

    Ever, a photo storage app, reportedly used millions of user photos to train facial-recognition algorithms without proper disclosure. Smile! This Free Photo Storage Service Used Faces to Train a Creepy AI : Read more
  12. Paul Wagenseil

    News Flawed GPS Tracker Lets Strangers Spy on Kids, Elderly

    Chinese-made GPS tracker for kids and the elderly, sold under many names, can be compromised remotely with just a few text messages. Flawed GPS Tracker Lets Strangers Spy on Kids, Elderly : Read more
  13. Paul Wagenseil

    News Android Q Gets Location Privacy, On-the-Fly Updates

    Google's upcoming Android Q mobile OS will get on-the-fly security updates and dedicated privacy and location settings. Android Q Gets Location Privacy, On-the-Fly Updates : Read more
  14. D

    Info How to Deactivate Your Instagram Account

    If you want to ditch Instagram, follow these step-by-step instructions for deactivating your account. How to Deactivate Your Instagram Account : Read more
  15. Marshall Honorof

    Info Google Will Let You Auto-Delete Personal Data: Here's How It Will Work

    An upcoming Google feature will let users automatically delete personal data after a fixed period of time. Google Will Let You Auto-Delete Personal Data: Here's How It Will Work : Read more
  16. Paul Wagenseil

    Info Forget Screen Time: Here’s the Best iOS Parental Control App

    Now that Apple has cracked down on parental-control apps, only one or two really do what a concerned parent needs. Forget Screen Time: Here’s the Best iOS Parental Control App : Read more
  17. Paul Wagenseil

    News 80 Million Households Exposed in Data Leak: What You Need to Know

    Names, birthdates and mailing addresses of adults in 80 million U.S. households are sitting unprotected on a cloud server. 80 Million Households Exposed in Data Leak: What You Need to Know : Read more
  18. PhilipMichaels

    Discussion If Facebook Wants Our Trust, Mark Zuckerberg Must Resign

    Privacy figures to be a big topic of discussion at the upcoming Facebook F8 conference. But does Facebook have any credibility left after so many public blunders? If Facebook Wants Our Trust, Mark Zuckerberg Must Resign : Read more
  19. Paul Wagenseil

    Info Credit Report Definition, Credit Score Definition: What's the Difference?

    Credit reports and credit scores sound the same, but they’re different things, created for different reasons. Here’s what you need to know. Credit Report Definition, Credit Score Definition: What's the Difference? : Read more
  20. Paul Wagenseil

    News Facebook Screw-Up of the Day: ‘Unintentionally’ Uploading 1.5 Million Contact Lists

    Facebook just happened to upload contact lists from those users whose email passwords it obtained, the company admitted. Facebook Screw-Up of the Day: ‘Unintentionally’ Uploading 1.5 Million Contact Lists : Read more
  21. Paul Wagenseil

    News 500 Million Malicious Ads Attack iPhone Users

    Apple iPhone users were hit by millions of malicious ads early in April, and researchers fear a second round of attacks this weekend. 500 Million Malicious Ads Attack iPhone Users : Read more
  22. Paul Wagenseil

    Google's New Chrome Extension Finds Your Hacked Passwords

    A new Chrome extension tells you whether the credentials you just used to log into a website have been compromised in a data breach. Google's New Chrome Extension Finds Your Hacked Passwords : Read more
  23. Paul Wagenseil

    Many Smart Home Apps Have No Security: Report

    Half of smartphone apps for smart-home devices, including those made by Belkin, LIFX and TP-Link, have terrible security, a new study finds. Many Smart Home Apps Have No Security: Report : Read more
  24. Paul Wagenseil

    Apple Sorry About FaceTime Bug, Says Fix on Way

    Apple says it's fixed the FaceTime flaw uncovered earlier this week, and that users will be able to use FaceTime again next week. Apple Sorry About FaceTime Bug, Says Fix on Way : Read more
  25. Paul Wagenseil

    Apple Kills Google's In-House iOS Apps in Privacy Spat

    Apple stopped Google's development and employee-only iOS apps from working, the day after Apple did the same thing to Facebook. Apple Kills Google's In-House iOS Apps in Privacy Spat : Read more
  26. Paul Wagenseil

    LIFX Smart Bulbs May Reveal Your Wi-Fi Password

    A researcher says LIFX Mini smart light bulbs reveal home Wi-Fi passwords and have basically no security. LIFX Smart Bulbs May Reveal Your Wi-Fi Password : Read more
  27. Paul Wagenseil

    Google Has a Data Collector App Too, But It’s Different from Facebook’s

    Like Facebook, Google has an app that collects data on smartphone usage. The difference is that Google's app isn't a secret. Google Has a Data Collector App Too, But It’s Different from Facebook’s : Read more
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    That Was Fast: Apple Already Sued Over FaceTime Flaw

    A lawyer is suing Apple over the FaceTime eavesdropping bug, alleging that a private deposition might have been recorded against his wishes. That Was Fast: Apple Already Sued Over FaceTime Flaw : Read more
  29. Paul Wagenseil

    FaceTime Flaw Lets You Spy on Friends (and Enemies)

    A flaw in FaceTime lets you hear the audio, and sometimes see the video, of Mac and iPhone users even if they don't answer the call. FaceTime Flaw Lets You Spy on Friends (and Enemies) : Read more
  30. Paul Wagenseil

    Why You Should Avoid Free Android VPNs

    Nearly all the free or freemium VPN apps examined in a survey had privacy issues, and a quarter actually leaked the user's real IP address. Why You Should Avoid Free Android VPNs : Read more
  31. Paul Wagenseil

    How Well Can You Do on Google's Phishing Quiz?

    Google' sister company Jigsaw has an online quiz that tests how likely you are to fall for a phishing email. How Well Can You Do on Google's Phishing Quiz? : Read more
  32. Paul Wagenseil

    How Tech Can Help Domestic Abuse Victims

    Today's technology can aid domestic abusers in terrorizing and controlling their victims -- but it can also help the victims break free. How Tech Can Help Domestic Abuse Victims : Read more
  33. M

    Most Americans Still Don't Know Facebook Tracks Them

    Facebook lets advertisers see your politics, hometowns, ethnicity, marital status and more -- but most American users have no idea. Most Americans Still Don't Know Facebook Tracks Them : Read more
  34. Paul Wagenseil

    1.1 Billion Logins Exposed in Huge Data Dump: What to Do

    1.1 billion login credentials stolen in thousands of data breaches were found online in possibly the biggest credentials data dump ever. 1.1 Billion Logins Exposed in Huge Data Dump: What to Do : Read more
  35. J

    Secure voice app needed, not require everyone else use

    I am looking for a secure voice app that allows me to call and receive from anyone. I don't need "end to end" encryption. Mainly concerned about local eavesdropping. It seems all the security apps require the other party to install it as well.
  36. E

    Solved! is purevpn good option?

    hi i now have nordvpn but it has some shortage such as split tunneling and ping time test feature i looking up for second and backup vpn before i use pia but some server like as turkey is down for me purevpn relative to price has more features for me but i read it kept some logs and I'm worried...
  37. M

    Online Game Breach Hits 8 Million: What to Do Now

    A data breach exposed BlankMediaGames' full user database. Online Game Breach Hits 8 Million: What to Do Now : Read more
  38. M

    Blur Password Manager Compromised: What to Do

    Account information about 2.4 million users of the Blur password manager was exposed by a poorly configured online server. Blur Password Manager Compromised: What to Do : Read more
  39. M

    Don’t Use Facebook? Facebook Tracks You Anyway

    New report details how dozens of Android apps share user data with Facebook, even if you don't have a Facebook account. Don’t Use Facebook? Facebook Tracks You Anyway : Read more
  40. Paul Wagenseil

    More Than 500,000 Hit in San Diego School Data Breach

    Personal information and Social Security numbers of 500,000 current and former students was stolen from the San Diego public school system. More Than 500,000 Hit in San Diego School Data Breach : Read more
  41. G

    Amazon Sent Man's Alexa Recordings to Total Stranger

    A man requesting his Amazon Alexa data under GDPR rules was sent a total stranger's recordings without the other party's knowledge. Amazon Sent Man's Alexa Recordings to Total Stranger : Read more
  42. Paul Wagenseil

    Top VPN Lets Crooks Use Your Network, Report Says

    Hola VPN sells access to its clients' home networks to scam artists and online criminals, security firm Trend Micro said in a report. Top VPN Lets Crooks Use Your Network, Report Says : Read more
  43. Paul Wagenseil

    Most Routers Have Terrible Security, But There’s One That Doesn’t Suck

    Not one of 28 widely used home Wi-Fi routers have anything close to acceptable security, a new report finds. Most Routers Have Terrible Security, But There’s One That Doesn’t Suck : Read more
  44. M

    Not Again: Facebook Bug Exposed 6.8 Million Users’ Photos

    Facebook has accidentally exposed user photos to third-party apps. Not Again: Facebook Bug Exposed 6.8 Million Users’ Photos : Read more
  45. Paul Wagenseil

    Is Microsoft Stealing Your Data? It's Complicated

    Reddit users think Microsoft may be recording their activities without their permission. But the explanation may be far less sinister. Is Microsoft Stealing Your Data? It's Complicated : Read more
  46. Paul Wagenseil

    Default Parental Controls Stink: Use This Instead

    Don't rely on the parental controls built into Windows or Macs -- or iOS, Android, or Kindle -- to protect your kids against online dangers. Default Parental Controls Stink: Use This Instead : Read more
  47. Paul Wagenseil

    New Google Plus Leak Hits 52 Million, Service Will Shut Down Sooner

    Google Plus accidentally let third-party apps view private information, such as dates of birth, and will shut down four months earlier. New Google Plus Leak Hits 52 Million, Service Will Shut Down Sooner : Read more
  48. Paul Wagenseil

    Best VPNs for Linux

    There are plenty of VPN clients for Linux, but some are better than others. Best VPNs for Linux : Read more
  49. M

    Bethesda Leaks Personal Data of Fallout 76 Players

    Game publisher Bethesda accidentally leaked names, email addresses, street addresses of an unknown number of customers. Bethesda Leaks Personal Data of Fallout 76 Players : Read more
  50. Paul Wagenseil

    The Cheapest VPN Services

    Prices for paid VPN subscriptions vary widely. Here are the cheapest we've found – and whether they're worth buying. The Cheapest VPN Services : Read more
  51. Paul Wagenseil

    The Fastest VPNs

    It isn't always easy to judge the fastest VPN, but we think we've got three winners. The Fastest VPNs : Read more
  52. Paul Wagenseil

    The Most Private VPNs

    Some VPN services are more private than others, and here are two standouts. The Most Private VPNs : Read more
  53. Paul Wagenseil

    100 Million Quora Accounts Hacked: What to Do

    Question-and-answer website Quora was hit by hackers who stole data of up to 100 million users, the company said. 100 Million Quora Accounts Hacked: What to Do : Read more
  54. M

    Voice Assistants Could Open Door to Crooks, Security Firm Says

    Smart-home gadgets will be hit by cybercriminals in 2019, says a security firm, and voice assistants may be hacked to literally open doors. Voice Assistants Could Open Door to Crooks, Security Firm Says : Read more
  55. Marshall Honorof

    iOS Malvertising Scam Tricks Millions of Users

    A cybercriminal group known as ScamClub recently redirected millions of American iOS users to shady phishing sites. iOS Malvertising Scam Tricks Millions of Users : Read more
  56. Paul Wagenseil

    LastPass Knocked Offline, Freezing Out Password Users

    LastPass servers were down Tuesday morning, and lots of users couldn't log into online accounts. LastPass Knocked Offline, Freezing Out Password Users : Read more
  57. M

    Solved! Is there an "ad blocker" that don't track your browsing history, or other privacy issues?

    I had to uninstall, and reinstall Firefox recently, for which I had to reinstall some of my browsing add on's, one of them being an ad blocker. I might not have noticed before when I installed ad blocker, but this time before installing ad blocker I got a window notifying me that I would agree...
  58. Paul Wagenseil

    Kids’ GPS Tracking Watch Lets Anyone Stalk Your Kid

    The MiSafes Kid's Watcher GPS tracker has almost no security and lets anyone with common hacking tools follow and talk to children. Kids’ GPS Tracking Watch Lets Anyone Stalk Your Kid : Read more
  59. Paul Wagenseil

    Best VPNs for Chrome

    VPN browser extensions can help you stream content from overseas, but you shouldn't rely on them for security or privacy. Best VPNs for Chrome : Read more
  60. M

    Facebook Portal Review Roundup: Limited Features, Privacy Concerns

    Here's what the critics are saying about Facebook's new smart display. Facebook Portal Review Roundup: Limited Features, Privacy Concerns : Read more