Tag Archive: Privacy


Android 10 puts privacy controls into users hands like never before

When it comes to privacy, more is always better.

There are a lot of changes to enhance our privacy while we’re on our phones in Android 10.

These aren’t the big user-facing features that manage to get all the press and win hearts and minds or anything like that, but the might be the most important changes to Android in recent memory. We store our lives on our phones, and anything that keeps prying eyes off of  [Read More…]

Google stops sharing info with wireless carriers over data privacy concerns

It put an end to the Mobile Network Insights program back in April.

What you need to know The Mobile Network Insights service delivered anonymous data to wireless carriers to show weak spots in their network coverage. The data helped carriers find areas that needed to be improved to make their networks more reliable. Google shut down the service back in April due to privacy concerns.

In April of this year, Google shut down a valuable resource  [Read More…]

Take control of your privacy with Alexa and the Amazon Echo

It seems that every day we learn about a new privacy scandal or data security lapse, and Amazon has certainly not been immune to such mishaps. One way that the company is trying to address these types of issues and allay public concern is through its Privacy Hub. Following is a brief description of what the Privacy Hub is, and how to use it.

How does Amazon address user privacy?

Amazon’s Privacy Hub website focuses on five areas  [Read More…]

Google paying millions to FTC for YouTube violations of kids privacy laws

Google is soon expected to introduce some changes to the way it handles children’s videos on YouTube.

What you need to know The Federal Trade Commission has approved a multi-million dollar settlement with Google over YouTube’s violation of federal data privacy laws Specifics of the settlement, including the exact amount, are currently unclear. Google is found to have breached the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The Federal Trade Commission is said to have finalized a settlement with  [Read More…]

How to adjust privacy settings on Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest has arrived, delivering the next step in untethered play. However, if you don’t want everyone on the platform to be able to access when you’re playing, or who you are, you’ll want to adjust your privacy settings. This doesn’t take long, and it’s doable from right inside the Oculus app.

How to adjust privacy settings on Oculus Quest Open the Oculus app on your phone. Open the Settings menu. It’s located at the bottom right  [Read More…]

What’s new in Android Q beta 3: Dark mode, new gestures, better privacy

Dark theme is finally here, the back button is going away, and we have our first look at Focus mode.

The Android Q Beta 3 is going live today, and the build will be making its way to 21 phones from 13 OEMs. We already got a look at some of the new features in Android Q, and with Beta 3 Google is introducing a few new features. Here’s what you need to know about the latest  [Read More…]

Save an extra 20% off IPVanish VPN subscriptions and protect your privacy

Anonymize your internet activity.

IPVanish is offering an extra 20% savings on top of its regular discounts for subscribing to its 1-year or quarterly plans. It’s billed at $ 62.39 for the first year, making it just $ 5.20 per month, or $ 21.59 for your first quarter. You can also save on a 1-month subscription but the discount only applies to your first billing cycle, so it makes sense to opt for one of the longer-term plans to  [Read More…]

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

If you’re a parent, you’re likely thinking long and hard about how and when to get your kid online. It’s a jungle out there, and you can’t always be there to guide them to safety, especially once they get their own phone. While you can teach them how to protect themselves against would-be predators, a more benign threat operates close to the surface of just about every online interaction: data privacy.

While those of us that are old  [Read More…]

Get 15 months of ExpressVPN at 49% off and protect your privacy

A savings of over $ 90.

You can get 15 months of ExpressVPN’s service for $ 99.95. That makes it just $ 6.67 per month — a savings of 49%. This is billed as $ 99.95 up front, saving you $ 194.25 off the cost of paying for ExpressVPN’s monthly plan for that length of time.

VPN services are going mainstream, and for good reason. They are super handy and help keep your private information private. If  [Read More…]

New report states Google also violated App Store privacy rules

Google used the same tactics as Facebook to distribute data collection apps on iOS.

Apple blocked all of Facebook’s internal iOS apps after it was found that the social network was distributing a VPN app that collected an overt amount of customer data. Now it looks like Google has also been undertaking a similar practice.

An investigation by TechCrunch found that Google was using its Enterprise Certificate to let users install an app called Screenwise Meter, which  [Read More…]