ARTICLES RELATING TO PRIVACY

Condoms, wine and birthday cards: Are public figures entitled to privacy?

2019-07-09 15:44

It is important to distinguish between what interests the public and that which is in the public interest. There is a difference, and media outlets often confuse the two in their desperation to keep circulation numbers up, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

WATCH: iPhone apps use hidden trackers to share data without users' consent

2019-07-01 20:33

A privacy test conducted by Washington Post columnist Geoffrey Fowler has found that popular iPhone apps are using trackers and sharing user data, sometimes including sensitive information like email, phone number, location, and IP address.

'What is a Google verification code?': A guide to Google's verification codes, and when you'll need to use them

2019-06-21 16:47

A Google verification code provides security for your Google accounts. Here's what Google verification codes are, and when you'll need to use them.

Facebook internal emails appear to show that Mark Zuckerberg was aware of problematic privacy practices

2019-06-13 13:25

The internal emails appear to show that Zuckerberg knew some of its practices were questionable. This comes as Facebook faces regulatory scrutiny.

A scary new hack created by researchers can accurately guess your password by listening to the sound of your fingers tapping the phone screen

2019-06-07 12:11

A new research paper shows how the microphones in smartphones could be used to listen for the sound waves made when users type their passcodes.

WATCH: Apple focuses on speed, privacy with new software

2019-06-04 14:36

Apple announced upcoming changes to its phone, watch and computer software that highlight its increasing emphasis on digital services, speed and personal privacy.

Apple just took a direct shot at Google and Facebook with a new service called 'Sign in with Apple'

2019-06-04 10:50

Introduced at Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, "Sign in with Apple" dramatically limits how much iPhone apps can track you.

WhatsApp’s new ads could endanger your privacy

2019-05-28 14:21

“Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, it insults your intelligence and interrupts your train of thought."

Google keeps a list of the things you buy. You can't turn it off, but here's how to stop Google from using your shopping history.

2019-05-18 08:51

Google keeps a list of your purchases based on receipts stored in your Gmail account. Follow these steps to turn this feature off.

Zuckerberg 'optimistic' on regulation after Macron meeting

2019-05-11 13:59

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he was 'encouraged' and 'optimistic' about the regulatory framework being suggested by France.

 

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says most people should 'figure out a way to get off Facebook'

2019-07-08 20:41

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak advised that most people "figure out a way to get off Facebook," a move he said he made himself last year.

Instagram head denies widely-held belief that Instagram and Facebook listen in through smartphones

2019-06-26 11:11

Instagram denies the persistent belief that it's listening in on users. "Doing so would be super problematic for a lot of different reasons."

Apple CEO Tim Cook called out companies like Facebook, Theranos, and YouTube in a speech pushing for responsibility in Silicon Valley

2019-06-19 17:19

In his 2019 Stanford commencement speech, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for more accountability amongst powerful tech firms.

Apple targets privacy in upcoming iOS

2019-06-07 13:34

Apple is offering iPhone users a way to bypass Facebook's and Google's sign-in services when using new apps.

Apple just unveiled the next version of its iPhone software, iOS 13. Here are the biggest changes coming to your iPhone

2019-06-05 10:38

Some of the new features on iOS 13 include dark mode, a rebuilt Maps app, and a slew of new photo-editing and privacy features.

Apple is taking on Facebook and Google by doubling down on privacy, but the plan could backfire in an epic way

2019-06-04 10:51

Apple's unveiled new privacy features on Monday that could help it with consumers, but hurt it with developers and regulators.

The angry emoji message at Facebook’s meeting

2019-05-31 19:05

Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech.

Huawei just caught a break: The US government has temporarily loosened its restrictions

2019-05-21 05:51

Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, was added to a US blacklist last week.

Google is scanning your Gmail inbox to keep a detailed list of everything you buy, and there's no easy way to erase it

2019-05-18 07:58

Google says this purchasing history is private, but it's incredibly difficult to erase and stop Google from tracking it in the future.

How to find the little-known 'kill switch' that lets you use Facebook with the maximum amount of privacy

2019-05-10 08:18

Facebook Platform is the way third-party games (like Candy Crush) or websites are integrated with your profile. Turning it off gives you a bit more privacy.

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