Tag Archive: User


Google has fixed the Chrome 79 bug, says user data was not lost

Developers don’t need to make any changes; the update should resolve all issues and recover any ‘lost’ data on its own.

What you need to know A bug with Chrome for WebView had caused Google to stall the Chrome 79 update on Android. Google has now clarified that user data was not lost; it was simply not visible to apps. The company has fixed the issue and resumed the update. All problems should be fixed once the  [Read More…]

Here are four Instagram privacy settings every user should know about

You can take steps to protect your privacy on Instagram without taking your account private.

Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms that continues to expand and evolve since it first launched as a relatively simplistic photo sharing app nearly a decade ago.

In 2019, it’s not uncommon for one person to juggle multiple Insta accounts; one for personal posts and second or third for your work, your pets, your favorite hobby, or  [Read More…]

See how Google is making Maps worth using if you’re a wheelchair user

Not everything Google touches is evil.

What you need to know Sasha Blair-Goldensohn on the Google Maps team is working to make the app more helpful for disabled people. Over 50,000,000 places in Google Maps now have accessibility information. The Local Guides community plays a big role in providing Google with this data.

Sometimes, with all the fuss about the things Google does poorly, we forget that it’s filled with people who want to make the world  [Read More…]

How to create and delete user profiles on PS4

You can’t do anything worth mentioning on your PlayStation 4 without first creating a profile. Whether it’s tied to a proper PSN account is up to you, but you’ll still need some sort of profile to access any games on your system. If you happen to have created one too many profiles and want to declutter the sign-in page, it’s easy to delete one (or more) in a few simple steps.

Creating a PS4 profile

There are two  [Read More…]

Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram user passwords

Affected users are being contacted now.

Back in late March, Facebook came under fire for storing its users’ passwords in a readable format — exposing around 600 million passwords to its employees. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Facebook’s now quietly announced that something similar also happened to Instagram accounts.

Added as a text update to an article on the Facebook Newsroom published four weeks ago, Facebook says the following:

Update on April 18, 2019 at 7AM  [Read More…]

Facebook exposed up to 600 million user passwords to its employees

How does this keep happening?

Per a report from Krebs on Security on March 21, Facebook has — yet again — found a way to mishandle its users’ data. This time around, it appears that Facebook incorrectly stored user passwords and made them exposed to thousands of employees.

Facebook is probing a series of security failures in which employees built applications that logged unencrypted password data for Facebook users and stored it in plain text on internal  [Read More…]

The Nokia 7 Plus was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers

Nokia left Chinese telecom code on the international model of the phone.

For the past couple of years, Nokia’s been establishing itself as one of the go-to brands for high-quality, reliable mid-range smartphones. The Nokia 7 Plus, one of Nokia’s many handsets, was released in February 2018 to widely positive reviews. However, as reported by Norwegian site NRK, it was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers.

Per NRK:

In February, we got a tip from Henrik  [Read More…]

Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix unfettered access to user data

In its latest controversy, Facebook let tech giants read users’ private messages without their consent.

Facebook was hit with a maelstrom of controversy this year, and it doesn’t look like things are about to get better for the social network. A new report by The New York Times states that Facebook provided the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify unrestricted access to users’ data.

The publication says it interviewed over 60 people, including “former employees of  [Read More…]

Give your Android user a gift with a $50 Google Play code for $40

Free money and a great gift.

Don’t you just love it when a deal is staring you right in the face? Gift card deals are so unassuming. So obvious. The savings are right there in the value you get versus the money you spend. Spend $ 40 and get $ 50 back as a Google Play code. The deal comes from Walmart and is a digital thing, so you’ll have a PIN for your $ 50 emailed to you  [Read More…]

Cheap Android phones are selling user data in developing countries

Data is collected and sold through the guise of a firmware update app.

User data and the privacy surrounding it has been a particularly hot topic this year, and while there’s been plenty of talk regarding it in the U.S., a new light is being shown onto this matter in developing countries.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, an Android phone called the Singtech P10 that’s sold in Myanmar and Cambodia actively collects various  [Read More…]