Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
You can stop your iPhone from listening to you by changing your microphone and Siri settings, which you can do from the Settings app.
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's Washington charm offensive appeared to ease tensions between the social media giant and US lawmakers critical of its business practices.
The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission resolves a probe into whether the video service broke a law that makes it illegal to collect information on children under 13 and disclose it to others without parental permission.
The Irish Data Protection Commission, a key EU data regulator, wants to know whether EU subjects were affected by the Instagram data scraping.
Apple contractors in charge of quality control for Siri, the company's voice assistant, reportedly "regularly" hear private, sensitive information.
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.
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.
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.
The internal emails appear to show that Zuckerberg knew some of its practices were questionable. This comes as Facebook faces regulatory scrutiny.
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.
Hackers use secret networks to aggregate and trade millions of stolen login credentials and passwords, according to a cybersecurity expert.
For years, photos uploaded to Facebook would automatically suggest to tag people in the photo. Facebook just fundamentally changed how that works.
Facebook collects huge amounts of information about you from other websites and apps. You're finally getting some control over that.
Apple said it is suspending its global internal program for “grading” a portion of user Siri commands after some consumers raised concerns about the program.
Facebook will pay $100m to resolve US Securities and Exchange Commission claims that the social networking giant misled investors about the misuse of account holders’ data, adding to the litany of fines against the firm over privacy violations.
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 denies the persistent belief that it's listening in on users. "Doing so would be super problematic for a lot of different reasons."
In his 2019 Stanford commencement speech, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for more accountability amongst powerful tech firms.
Apple is offering iPhone users a way to bypass Facebook's and Google's sign-in services when using new apps.
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.
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