Android phones reveal user location to Google!

Android phones reveal user location to Google!

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Android phones ‘betray’ user location to Google A majority of Android smartphones collect location data and send it back to Google, even when location services are switched off. News website Quartz reported Android phones gathered information about nearby mobile phone masts and shared those details with Google. One privacy advocate described the finding as a […]

DogVacay, Dog Sitting and Privacy Concerns

DogVacay, Dog Sitting and Privacy Concerns

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Read an actual case of privacy leak regarding to the DogVacay: DogVacay is a website where people who love dogs can offer dog sitting services. I know because I love dogs but can’t have one right now because of travel and career commitments. So sometimes I host dogs for friends or through DogVacay. I love all the […]

A Google engineer proves any iPhone app with camera permission can secretly record you

A Google engineer proves any iPhone app with camera permission can secretly record you

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This is pretty disturbing. Any iPhone app with camera permission can secretly record you… Google engineer Felix Krause has detailed an alarming privacy setting in Apple’s iOS that enables iPhone apps with camera permission to surreptitiously take photos and videos of you – without your knowledge. Clarification: Krause has since contacted TNW to clarify that […]

Spyware found targeting Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists

Spyware found targeting Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists

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Spyware has been spotted targeting the phones of journalists, lawyers and television personalities. The Canada-based Citizen Lab and a number of Mexican NGOs identified the spyware’s activities in a recent report. The report uncovers the targeting of 10 Mexican citizens, including journalists, human rights lawyers and public health officials by malware, suspected to be Pegasus […]

Lenders are turning to social media to assess borrowers!

Lenders are turning to social media to assess borrowers!

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VISITING the homes of poor Africans who want to borrow money helps Finca International, an American microfinance firm, weed out likely deadbeats. If an applicant has an indoor toilet, or household gifts from a relative working abroad, that is a good sign. Interviewing neighbours also helps, says Mike Gama-Lobo, who looks after Finca’s operations in […]

Sensitive personal data of almost 200 Million citizens exposed!

Sensitive personal data of almost 200 Million citizens exposed!

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Sensitive personal data exposed accidentally relating to almost 200 million US citizens by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population. The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server. […]

Netskope Cloud Report: Data loss prevention policy violations in collaboration services like Slack or HipChat

Netskope Cloud Report: Data loss prevention policy violations in collaboration services like Slack or HipChat

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Netskope Cloud Report: Data loss prevention policy violations in collaboration services like Slack or HipChat are rising. This is according to new Netskope Cloud Report, which also adds that cloud services are generally underprepared for the upcoming GDPR regulation. Just Slack and HipChat are accounting for almost 10 per cent of all violations in the […]

Cometic surgery clinic data leaked!

Cometic surgery clinic data leaked!

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Hackers publish private photos from cosmetic surgery clinic Hackers have published more than 25,000 private photos, including nude pictures, and other personal data from patients of a Lithuanian cosmetic surgery clinic, police say. The images were made public on Tuesday by a hacking group calling themselves “Tsar Team”, which broke into the servers of the […]