Tag Archive: Data


Some Snapchat employees reportedly used internal tools to abuse users’ data

Employees accessed information using an internal tool called “SnapLion.”

What you need to know A report claims Snapchat employees abused their privilege to access user data. This included saved snaps, phone numbers, and more. SnapLion was one of the internal tools used to do this.

It seems like not a day goes by without learning about a new privacy concern or data breach, and this time around Snapchat gets its spot in the limelight with a report  [Read More…]

How to transfer all data from old phone to a new Android phone

Google has made the process of setting up a new Android device and transferring all your content to your new phone exponentially easier with recent versions of Android.

This is a pretty pain-free process and can go a long way to ensuring your mobile experience is seamless. It’s not perfect, but it’s damn cool. In a related note, not all phones have the tools built in.

With the help of Google and multiple other useful Android apps, we’ll show you  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Your Phone app can now sync over mobile data

No Wi-Fi needed.

What you need to know The Your Phone app for Windows 10 can now sync texts, photos, and notifications over mobile data. It’s no longer necessary to connect to Wi-Fi to sync the Your Phone Companion app with your PC. Your Phone Companion also has a new icon, taking design cues from Microsoft’s new Office icons.

Microsoft this week pushed out a major update to the Your Phone Companion app for Android, adding the  [Read More…]

Google is finally getting serious about protecting our data

Google’s changes on the privacy front hearken back to the “Do No Evil” days.

Our first look at the Android Q beta was enough to see that privacy was going to be a focus during the annual Google I/O developer conference. Now that we’ve seen much of what the company has planned for the near future, it’s evident that Google intends to go all-in when it comes helping us protect our data even when it’s outside of  [Read More…]

U.S. carriers face class action lawsuit for selling your location data

The lawsuit covers over 150 million affected individuals.

Last Thursday, lawyers from Z LAW filed lawsuits against AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon for selling the location data of its customers.

The lawsuit comes after investigations from the past year made by Motherboard and the New York Times that showed third parties were able to purchase real-time location data of customers from the big four U.S. carriers.

The lawsuit focuses on all four carriers for making your location  [Read More…]

Google’s allowing users to automatically delete location and activity data

The feature is rolling out over the coming weeks.

A new feature from Google now allows your location and other data to be auto-deleted every 3 or 18 months. While Google has always allowed you to disable the tracking of your location and searches or erase your location history, there are often many benefits to Google having this data.

By keeping track of your location and search habits, Google is able to make suggestions about a restaurant  [Read More…]

AT&T Prepaid doubles data allotment for limited time

AT&T Prepaid recently began a new, limited-time promotion which sees its customers getting twice as much data for the money.

The $ 40 rate plan, which normally offers users 8GB of data, now gives them 16GB per month. The price stays the same, it’s just double the data for the mid-range prepaid plan.

In order to take advantage of the plan, AT&T Prepaid subscribers must sign up for the $ 50 plan with AutoPay automatic bill payment.

In essence, it’s  [Read More…]

Keep your data with you and save $70 on the Samsung T5 2TB portable SSD

An investment in saving your data.

The Samsung T5 2TB portable solid state drive is down to $ 327.99 at B&H. That’s a huge discount considering we thought a deal in January when it dropped to $ 428 was worth sharing. These days the drive usually sells for around $ 400, but the deal at B&H is way better than that.

All that space Samsung T5 2TB portable solid state drive

Large and in charge, this portable  [Read More…]

Keep local copies of data for less with these World Backup Day discounts

Amazon is celebrating World Backup Day with big discounts on various storage products. Whether you’re looking to add a microSD card to your Nintendo Switch or Android phone or want an external drive to keep your files safe, today’s the best day to make the purchase. With gear on sale from popular brands like Kingston, Toshiba, WD, LaCie, and more, you’re going to want to stop what you’re doing and check out the sale.

Safe files World Backup Day discounts  [Read More…]

Store your data on this discounted Toshiba Canvio 2TB portable hard drive

The Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB portable hard drive is down to $ 51.99 on Amazon. That price is about $ 13 off what this hard drive normally goes for and a brand new low. The deal is only applicable to the white model. You can also get the 1TB version at a substantial discount today.

Take it with you Toshiba Canvio Advance 3TB Portable Hard Drive

This portable hard drive looks as good as it performs. Keep in  [Read More…]