Tag Archive: Information

Twitter may delete tweets spreading misleading COVID-19 information

Tweets that serve up misleading information are now at risk of being removed.

What you need to know Twitter will begin taking action against COVID-19 misinformation with a new labeling system. It will apply labels on tweets sharing disputed or misleading information and may delete them in severe cases. The system will work retroactively, applying to tweets made before the announcement as well.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel the rise of conspiracy theories and fake  [Read More…]

OnePlus says its customers’ order information was breached

What you need to know OnePlus is emailing customers about a database breach. Company says passwords and payment info are safe, but emails, contact numbers and shipping addresses were leaked. It’s not clear when the breach happened or how many people were affected.

OnePlus is emailing customers with a boilerplate message about “order information [that] was accessed by an unauthorized party.” The company says that while passwords, payment information and account information is safe, “name, contact number, email  [Read More…]

Does FaceApp collect any personal information?

Best answer: FaceApp does collect some information from you, but it doesn’t data mine you. It’s no more dangerous than uploading photos to Facebook. The big difference is this company is Russian based, which could be a concern for some people.

Change your face: FaceApp (Free at Google Play) Protecting your Privacy

FaceApp is the newest viral app thanks to its ability to show you what you might look like under different circumstances. This app first became  [Read More…]

How to remove your payment information from your PlayStation 4

If you’re concerned about security issues on PlayStation Network, you might want to remove any payment information on your account. You can use other methods of payment for games and subscriptions, such as pre-loaded gift cards. We’ll show you here how to remove any credit cards or other forms of payment that are currently on your account.

How to remove your payment information from your PlayStation 4 Go to the official PlayStation website.

Click on Sign In and  [Read More…]

Keeping your information safe

Best answer: The Oculus Quest keeps your data safe, within reason, if you follow best practices such as only downloading apps from trusted sources.

Mobile VR experience: Oculus Quest (From $ 399 on Amazon) Keeping your personal information safe

A hot topic in the tech industry is keeping personal data safe. Users browse numerous websites over multiple devices at any given time, so how can we be sure this transfer of information is safe? This is especially  [Read More…]

Police are using Google’s Timeline feature to collect location information

Another location feature that police are using to track individuals.

If you’re one of the millions of people with a Google account, you have a Google Maps Timeline. It might be blank — it’s tied to the Location History setting that caused more confusion than needed because of its name, and it checks in periodically on every mobile device tied to your account once you’ve agreed and opted in. For some people, this is helpful for things  [Read More…]

Marriott data breach exposed personal information for 500 million people

Names, email addresses, card info, and more was exposed for millions of people.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the recent Marriott data breach. It’s a story that’s been making the rounds like a crazy, as it should seeing as how it’s one of the worst corporate data breaches to ever happen.

Whether you’re a concerned Marriott customer or just want to stay informed about what’s going on, here’s everything you need to know.

What happened

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U.S. carriers charge you exorbitantly every month, and still sell your information — should we expect something different?

At some point we should expect a reduction in the cost of service in exchange for this data.

With pressure from T-Mobile and some prepaid offerings, U.S. carriers have consistently upped their data offerings in the past few years to provide a pretty good value for your money — that is, compared to the vastly expensive per-gigabyte pricing we had before. Now, despite having lots of unlimited plan options, people spend more per month on cell service  [Read More…]

Strava’s fitness tracking map reveals sensitive information about U.S. troops and foreign bases

The company’s Global Heat Map called a ‘clear security threat’ for inadvertently showing troop activities overseas.

The Pentagon has been interested in fitness trackers since it distributed Fitbits to U.S. troops in 2013. Unfortunately, now they will have a different concern as online fitness tracking has created a global map filled with potentially damaging and sensitive information about U.S. installations abroad. What started as a tool to help users get fit and stay fit has become a matter of  [Read More…]