The viral app FaceApp now owns access to more than 150 million people's faces and names!

The viral app FaceApp now owns access to more than 150 million people’s faces and names!

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FaceApp now owns access to more than 150 million people’s faces and names. Everyone’s seen them: friends posting pictures of themselves now, and years in the future. Viral app FaceApp has been giving people the power to change their facial expressions, looks, and now age for several years. But at the same time, people have […]

Iphone apps privacy leak: Dozens of Apps 'constantly' sending location data!

Iphone apps privacy leak: Dozens of Apps ‘constantly’ sending location data!

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Iphone apps privacy leak: In September, security researchers discovered that dozens of popular news, weather, & fitness iPhone apps that require access to location data sell the data they collect to companies engaged in ad targeting. Dozens of popular iPhone apps are sharing the location data of millions of mobile devices with third-party data monetization […]

Grindr reportedly shared user's HIV status and location data with third party companies

Grindr reportedly shared user’s HIV status and location data with third party companies

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A data analysis conducted by an outside research firm, and independently verified by BuzzFeed News, shows that Grindr, the popular gay dating app is sharing its users’ HIV status with two other companies. (Update: Late on Monday 2nd of April Grindr said it would stop sharing this information.) The gay hookup app Grindr, which has […]

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 […]

Wearable Tech and Fitness Apps Is Plugging Into Health Insurance

Wearable Tech and Fitness Apps Is Plugging Into Health Insurance

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Greater health monitoring would naturally put wearables in a very gray area on privacy. It would go beyond giving doctors deeper access to your data, to giving health payers — the big names like United Health, Kaiser Foundation Group, Humana Group and Aetna, along with self-insured employers — access to data to help them create more detailed risk profiles on insured workforces and put a lid […]