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Google: We need an EU-US data transfer framework as soon as possible

Google has highlighted the urgent need for a robust EU-US data transfer framework in light of the recent ruling against the use of Google Analytics issued by Austrian data protection authorities.

Microsoft Teams now has End-to-End Encryption for all one-on-one calls, but there are caveats

Microsoft Teams now has End-to-End Encryption for all one-on-one calls, but enabling the privacy-boosting feature will render nearly all the important features in the platform, non-functional, until

The European Commission is making its software open source to benefit society

The European Commission has taken the decision to start releasing its software under open source licenses. It believes this will benefit society as others can make use of the code.

WhatsApp adds the option to make ephemeral messages the default in new chats

Meta has added an option to WhatsApp that allows you to make new chats use disappearing messages by default. It has also added more options about how long a message should be visible before vanishing.

Apple AirTags are being exploited to steal cars in Canada

According to a report from the York police, car thieves in Canada are reportedly using AirTags in their heists. They are being leveraged to track cars so they can be stolen under conducive conditions.

Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates are now live

It's Patch Tuesday, and although this time around, the newest addition, Windows 11, also received updates, we must not forget that Windows 10 will still need those fixes for your sanity and stabilty.

Facebook will soon let you take a break from its apps to focus on mental health

In less than a week after a Facebook ex-employee testified before Congress about internal research at the firm, Facebook's representative said that a "take a break" feature would soon be added.

Telegram gained 70 million new users during WhatsApp outage on Monday

Telegram founder, Pavel Durov, has revealed that the platform saw 70 million new users sign up during the WhatsApp outage that struck on Monday. WhatsApp and Facebook were offline for several hours.

WhatsApp is now offering encrypted cloud backups, here's how you can enable it

After more than a year of testing, WhatsApp is finally rolling out the ability to encrypt chat backups before uploading them to Google Drive offering extra security to WhatsApp users.

WhatsApp is bringing "view once" mode for its iOS beta users

WhatsApp users with the iOS beta app will now be able to send photos and videos that disappear once they have been viewed with the latest "view once" mode along with a redesigned in-app notification.

Microsoft releases mandatory Windows updates to fix PrintNightmare exploit

Microsoft has begun rolling out a mandatory update for the most recent Windows 10 versions - 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 - to patch the recently acknowledged PrintNightmare critical vulnerability.

Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates are now live, here's what's new

As is the case every second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft has released cumulative updates for all supported versions. For the first time, all supported consumer versions will receive the same update

Apple announces new privacy features for Mail and Safari

At WWDC 2021, Apple announced new privacy features for their Mail app and the Safari web browser. Together, they will help users stay connected while also remaining as safe as possible.

Google makes it harder for Android apps to track users

Google is attempting to rival Apple in the privacy department. After introducing various privacy-related changes in Android 12, it is now making it more difficult for app developers to track users.

LinkedIn denies reports of a data breach involving over 500 million users

Last night, LinkedIn published a blog post denying that there was a data breach. The company said that hackers scraped data from a number of websites as well as from publicly viewable member data.

TikTok will force you to see personalized ads from April 15

TikTok is planning on stopping you from avoiding personalized ads on its mobile app starting next month as it seeks to align its advertising policy with those of Facebook, Instagram, and more firms.

Microsoft announces general availability of Application Guard for Office

Application Guard for Office is now generally available after Microsoft introduced the security feature early in 2020 along with Safe Documents. It isolates untrusted files in a virtualized sandbox.

Chrome OS 88 introduces password-less sign-in for some websites

With Chrome OS 88, you can now sign in to a website that supports WebAuthn by just using the PIN or fingerprint ID you're using to sign in to your Chromebook, no need for your password.

Google to add new password protection features in Chrome 88

Google will add new capabilities to Chrome that will let you fix weak passwords and update your saved passwords in one place. These new updates are coming in the next few weeks as part of Chrome 88.

iPhones of multiple Al Jazeera journalists hit by a zero-click hack

According to a report, dozens of journalists - mostly from Al Jazeera - had their iPhones hacked via an Israeli firm's spyware. Four attackers have been linked to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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