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Apple to Deliver 'Privacy Labels' for Apps, Revealing Data-Sharing Details

Developers will have to reveal how data is shared with any “third-party partners,” which include analytics tools, advertising networks, third-party SDKs or other external vendors.

Warning after 75,000 'deleted' files found on used USB drives

Tax returns, contracts and bank statements were among the "deleted" files recovered by Abertay University investigators from used USB drives. Cybersecurity researchers discovered about 75,000 files after buying 100 of the drives on an internet auction site.

Privacy Focused Brave Browser Gained 8.7 million New Users in 12 months

The privacy-oriented web browser, Brave, has reported that it increased its monthly active users by 8.7 million compared to this time last year bringing the total count above 20 million. Brave also said that 7 million people are active on Brave every single day, up from 3 million last year. Both monthly active users and daily active users increased by 2.3 times over the last 12 months.

Hackers Are Holding Psychotherapy Data Ransom

Finnish police announced on Thursday that the personal data of tens of thousands of citizens had been compromised in a data breach of one of the country’s largest psychotherapy centers.

Google employees personal info exposed in law firm data breach

Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP has disclosed a data breach that exposed current and former Google employees' personal information.

Google’s Waze Can Allow Hackers to Identify and Track Users

A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in Google’s Waze app that can allow hackers to identify people using the popular navigation app and track them by their location.

Pharma Giant Pfizer Leaks Customer Prescription Info, Call Transcripts

Pharma giant Pfizer has leaked the private medical data of prescription-drug users in the U.S. for months or even years, thanks to an unprotected Google Cloud storage bucket. The exposed data includes phone-call transcripts and personally-identifiable information (PII), according to vpnMentor’s cybersecurity research team. The victims include people using pharmaceuticals like Lyrica, smoking-cessation aid Chantix, Viagra, menopause drug Premarin, and cancer treatments such as Aromasin, Depo-Medrol and Ibrance.

Fitbit Spyware Steals Personal Data via Watch Face

Immersive Labs Researcher takes advantage of lax Fitbit privacy controls to build a malicious spyware watch face.

Ring's Flying In-Home Camera Drone Escalates Privacy Worries

Privacy fears are blasting off after Amazon's Ring division unveiled the new Always Home Cam, a smart home security camera drone.

1Password and Privacy.com let consumers create virtual cards to ensure safe online payments

All virtual cards created in 1Password have the same security benefits as other Privacy Cards - users can set spend limits, and more.

iOS 14: New privacy and security features

Apple has released iOS 14, with a bucketload of new and improved functional features and a handful of privacy and security ones.

Guard your data with these privacy-focused search engines & browsers

Tracking allows the companies to improve their algorithm and app experience, but this experience comes at the cost of your digital data. In this guide, we're going to focus on the search engines and browsers that you'll want to use if you care about your online privacy.

Strava app shows your info to nearby users unless this setting is disabled

Popular running and cycling app Strava exposes information on nearby strangers which has sparked privacy concerns among its users. Some fear this functionality can be abused for stalking and "predatory" motives.

Android 11 — 5 New Security and Privacy Features You Need to Know

Google releases Android 11 with new security and privacy features to ensure users' privacy and protect their smartphones.

Mobile messengers expose billions of users to privacy attacks

Mobile messengers create privacy concerns by exposing data via discovery services that allow users to find contacts from the address book.

Safari 14: New privacy and security features

Apple has released Safari 14, which features many functional improvements, a Privacy Report, and does not support Adobe Flash anymore.

These Windows 10 tools give you complete control over privacy

If you are concerned about how Windows 10 tracks your activity, these two tools allow you to take complete control over the operating system's privacy settings.

NSA Mass Surveillance Program Illegal, U.S. Court Rules

The NSA argued its mass surveillance program stopped terrorist attacks – but a new U.S. court ruling found that this is not, and may have even been unconstitutional.

Weather Channel App Settles Lawsuit Over Data Privacy

IBM, the owner of the Weather Channel mobile app, has reached a settlement with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office after a 2019 lawsuit alleged that the app was deceiving its users in how it was using their geolocation data.

Telegram Launched Video Calls For Both iOS And Android

Following the COVID-19 pandemic scenario, Telegram has taken an important step that may serve as an alternate to Zoom. Many privacy savvy users may prefer to ditch Zoom for Telegram.

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