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WhatsApp’s updated policy on data sharing with Facebook to be investigated by UK privacy watchdog
Aug27

WhatsApp’s updated policy on data sharing with Facebook to be investigated by UK privacy watchdog

Various interest groups and individuals were taken aback by midweek’s decision of WhatsApp to start sharing data of users with Facebook. This came out of nowhere and is already attracting a probe by the UK’s data protection watchdog. The Information Commission’s Office ICO, in a statement issued by its commissioner, warned Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder that it had initiated a probe into the change in policy. Elizabeth Denham,...

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Dropbox Prompts Users to Reset their Passwords – Is It Necessary?
Aug26

Dropbox Prompts Users to Reset their Passwords – Is It Necessary?

When was the last time you’ve changed your Dropbox password? If you haven’t changed it since 2012, Dropbox will require you to reset it. Why do you have to change it now? Dropbox said: “Our security teams are always watching out for new threats to our users. As part of these ongoing efforts, we learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses plus hashed and salted passwords) that we believe was obtained in 2012....

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New live streaming app Alively shares your personal moments
Aug26

New live streaming app Alively shares your personal moments

Choose the people you want to share your HD videos with Alively streaming app Live-streaming video is a killer feature for most social media channels. Whether you use Periscope or Facebook Live the goal is to share live broadcasts with your “online friends” and often with the rest of the users. But, sometimes people want to share their worth-sharing moments with a close group of friends. Enter the video streaming app Alively! The...

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Amazon Vehicles: Amazon Launches New Research Hub Designed for Car Buyers
Aug25

Amazon Vehicles: Amazon Launches New Research Hub Designed for Car Buyers

Within Amazon’s website, you can now start to research on thousands of cars and customer reviews. It’s the latest project of the company. This research hub for car buyers is a way for the company to gear up its knowledge on cars. Is Amazon selling cars now? No. It’s not yet into selling cars. It may be in the future, but right now it just launched a new page to be called as Amazon Vehicles. As mentioned earlier, this new feature can...

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Touch Disease Paralyzes Many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Units
Aug25

Touch Disease Paralyzes Many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Units

Is your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus’ touchscreen freezing again? Don’t worry. It’s not just you. iFixit said that the defect had been a huge problem for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. The gadget repair blog has estimated that there are millions off handsets that could be at risk of Touch Disease. What is Touch Disease? This defect affects iPhone units indiscriminately. It just appears without forewarning. But its manifestations...

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Hacking Group Sells iPhone Spyware to Governments
Aug25

Hacking Group Sells iPhone Spyware to Governments

Many of us assume that our iPhones are secure. However, it’s been found to have vulnerabilities that would leave users at risk, according to new research. The spyware relies on the zero-day flaws in iOS for years allowing governments to take over the victims’ phones by simply tricking them to click on a link in a text message. “Earlier today, Lookout and Citizen Lab published findings about a sophisticated, targeted, and persistent...

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