Tag: Privacy

You’ll eventually have to accept WhatsApp’s new privacy terms to use the app

WhatsApp has published another blog post with information about its new privacy terms. The platform says users will eventually have to agree to the update to continue using the messaging service. WhatsApp will display a banner in the coming days providing users with more information. WhatsApp has published a blog post reminding users that they’ll […]

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Google may be mulling an Apple-like anti-tracking privacy feature for Android

5 hours ago Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority Google is reportedly weighing a new app transparency feature similar to what Apple has planned for iOS. The feature could boost privacy by limiting the amount of data Android apps collect and share. Google’s version might not be as strict as Apple’s. Google could be working […]

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Poll: Do you use the mic switch on your smart speaker?

1 hour ago Credit: Adam Molina / Android Authority Whether you’re using an Amazon Echo, Google Nest device or Apple HomePod, there’s a mic switch (if sometimes virtual) to stop your smart speaker or display from listening for commands. It can be helpful if you’re worried about accidental activations, or don’t want your gadget listening […]

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WhatsApp has been asked to withdraw controversial privacy policy changes

12 hours ago The Indian government has reportedly asked WhatsApp to withdraw its latest policy changes. It has asked WhatsApp to reconsider information privacy, freedom of choice, and data security. The IT ministry apparently conveyed the message in a “strongly worded” letter. WhatsApp might be taking out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers justifying its latest […]

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Telegram’s location sharing isn’t as private as you might like

4 hours ago Telegram’s “People Nearby” feature could potentially reveal your location. You’d just need GPS tools and triangulation to determine where someone lives. Telegram has said the functionality doesn’t need to be fixed. Telegram is ostensibly focused on privacy, but its approach to location sharing is raising some concerns. Security-conscious user Ahmed has warned […]

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