Tag Archive: Privacy


Apple, Facebook, Google, and more are meeting to talk data privacy

The Information Technology Industry council, of which many of the largest tech companies in the world are members, is meeting this week to discuss growing concerns about privacy.

According to a report by Axios, the Information Technology Industry Council — a Washington trade group that represents major tech companies — is planning to meet in San Francisco on Wednesday to talk consumer privacy online and how to best handle the growing concern surrounding the topic post-Facebook’s Cambridge  [Read More…]

Instagram privacy settings you need manage right now

Instagram is a great app for those who love to explore their creativity by taking beautiful pictures, but what if you don’t want just anyone viewing your snaps? Protecting yourself is extremely important on social media and Instagram privacy is no exception.

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Fortunately, you can take a few steps to ensure you can keep your profile and content secure.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Prevent anyone else having access to your Instagram account  [Read More…]

Congress scrutinizes Google’s deal with Huawei over privacy concerns

2018 has not been kind to Chinese OEM’s such as Huawei and ZTE. Huawei was ready to launch a new device with carrier partnerships. Then, pressure from the US Government pushed those carriers to back out of deals

On the ZTE front, the company was temporarily banned from selling its handsets in the US. A recent partnership has seen ZTE pay a $ 1 billion fine, while also replacing its entire Board of Directors.

Now it seems that the US  [Read More…]

Congress scrutinizes Google’s deal with Huawei over privacy concerns

2018 has not been kind to Chinese OEM’s such as Huawei and ZTE. Huawei was ready to launch a new device with carrier partnerships. Then, pressure from the US Government pushed those carriers to back out of deals

On the ZTE front, the company was temporarily banned from selling its handsets in the US. A recent partnership has seen ZTE pay a $ 1 billion fine, while also replacing its entire Board of Directors.

Now it seems that the US  [Read More…]

How to adjust your Oculus Go privacy settings

The Facebook-owned headset has some unique ideas about what you want enabled by default.

One of the coolest things about the Oculus Go headset is its focus on social VR. The ability to jump into a virtual room with someone to share a video or play a game together is impressive, and something developers are continuing to embrace with new games headed to the platform. These social features are largely managed through the Oculus Home system, which  [Read More…]

Your apps’ default settings don’t put your privacy first, so make sure to check them

Default settings never have your bests interests in mind, so check them out!

When you get something new, the first thing you’ll want to do is start using and enjoying it and seeing the things it can do. That’s why we want those new things in the first place, whether we’re talking about a physical thing like a phone or a toaster oven, or a digital thing like an app or a new album. But if your  [Read More…]

Best Chrome extensions to protect your online privacy and security

Use these Chrome extensions to stay safe and manage your privacy online.

The internet has become more than just a fun tool and is now considered a necessity the same way electricity and indoor plumbing are. You can do without it, but you don’t want to and your life will be a good bit more difficult. It’s also filled with sites and scripts that are designed to harvest as much as your information as possible through malware.  [Read More…]

Facebook is pushing back its smart speaker following privacy concerns

This is probably for the best.

Between May 1 and 2 this year, Facebook will host its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Jose, California. This year’s event was supposed to be where Facebook would introduce the world to its first smart speaker, but these plans have apparently been scrapped.

According to sources that spoke with Bloomberg, Facebook will not announce its speaker this May as a result of the recent controversy that’s popped up regarding Facebook’s  [Read More…]

Individuals need to take some responsibility for their data privacy violations

I think at this point we all can agree that the Facebooks of the world really are evil and it’s all their fault. Or can we?

I’m talking about the aggregate of evils regarding our privacy that Facebook has been caught doing red-handed, which finally has reached peak evil when it was found to be abusing Android permissions to scrape your call logs because it has your attention right now and this is important. Except the company  [Read More…]

Five ways to beef up your Instagram privacy

Instagram is a great way to share the latest snaps, but like any social media network it’s a double-edged sword. It will give be giving your privacy away if you fail to use it carefully. Here’s how to lock down Instagram privacy.

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