+ Wednesday August 21st, 2019

Tag Archives: Privacy

Instagram is this week’s leaky ship, with users’ private contact details exposed via profile pages

It’s a day ending in “y”, which means it’s time for a reminder of how Facebook handles your private data – badly. Today it’s Instagram’s turn, with users’ contact details exposed in web profiles regardless of whether the user chose to make it public or not. CNET reports that contact …

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Google introduces auto-delete controls for your Location History and activity data

Google has overnight announced that it has introduced auto-delete controls for your location history and activity data whenever online with your Google account. Google already allows users to turn on or off Location History and Web & App Activity along with deleting all or only parts of that data manually. …

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[Updated with statement from Ring] Video from your Ring smart home cameras may have been accessed by the company’s employees

Amazon-owned Ring has found itself under fire today for its internal handling of users’ video streams and recordings generated by its smart home products, according to a report published today at The Intercept. It’s not the first time privacy concerns have been raised about smart home systems, and Ring especially, …

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Google assist police to arrest a man for child abuse after locating explicit images in his Gmail account

Google has assisted law enforcement in the US to arrest a man by sending a tip to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The information was obtained from the suspect’s email account, according to a report from Business Insider Australia. The man, already a registered sex offender, was previously convicted of …

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