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WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 for users
Apr28

WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 for users

In compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, WhatsApp has raised the minimum age restriction for users in Europe to 16—up from 13. The update means you will now be required to confirm if you are at least 16 years of age before you can be allowed to use the messaging app. This will come into effect when users are asked to agree to WhatsApp’s new terms of service as provided by a new WhatsApp Ireland...

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WhatsApp not completely deleting your chats on iOS
Jul29

WhatsApp not completely deleting your chats on iOS

According to iOS developer Jonathan Zdziarski, WhatsApp chats on the latest version of the app are not being properly deleted, leaving “forensic trace of all of your chats.” Oops! That means deleted chats can still be traced and recovered by law enforcement and attackers. Now, just to set the record straight—this is not an intentional act on the part of Facebook-owned WhatsApp. As a matter of fact, it is an issue that affects a couple...

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Newspapers “attack” Brave browser and threaten to take legal action
Apr12

Newspapers “attack” Brave browser and threaten to take legal action

Back in January we presented the Brave browser, created by Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript and co-founder of Mozilla. This browser has a very special ability. It has a built-in ad blocking software that rips off annoying ads that interfere with internet’s speed. That means that Brave can load websites much faster. Apparently faster internet and ad-free browsing has “enemies”. And they made a statement to show their resentment....

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Instagram Emails Policy Changes Reminder To Users
Jan19

Instagram Emails Policy Changes Reminder To Users

In an apparent move to calm appease angry users, Instagram sent out an email reminder about its changes to its terms of service and privacy policy which has just taken effect. Instagram, which was bought by Facebook in September last year, infuriated quite a number of its users when it announced changes in December to its terms of service and privacy policy that essentially meant they also owned their users photos and could do...

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New California, Illinois Laws Seek To Protect Social Media Account Privacy
Jan01

New California, Illinois Laws Seek To Protect Social Media Account Privacy

New laws in the states of California and Illinois beef up protection of privacy for social media accounts. The new laws come in the wake of a new law signed in Michigan that also intend to keep access to social media accounts only to their owners. In California, two laws will take effect tomorrow that prevent companies and schools from requiring social media account access information such as usernames and passwords from their...

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