/Tag:Privacy

Microsoft lists all data it collects from Windows 10 users.

Ever since its release, Microsoft has been fighting a never ending battle about Windows 10, data collection, and privacy. Starting today, Microsoft is updating its privacy statement and will be publishing information about exactly what data they collect, or at least what they are admitting to. “For the first time, we have published a complete [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:02:24+00:00 April 25th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Microsoft lists all data it collects from Windows 10 users.

Facebook admits to also reading Messenger texts

Facebook, as I’m sure you've seen somewhere as your online now, has been having a really bad couple of days, and it looks like the storm isn't anywhere near over.  Two bits of news came out today, that Facebook browses the links and images that users send to each other in the Facebook Messenger application, [...]

By | 2018-04-06T16:11:22+00:00 April 6th, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Facebook admits to also reading Messenger texts

A new extension to hide your digital fingerprint

In an age where it seems like every company is looking to extract and sell every drop of data it can squeeze out of users its a breath of fresh air to hear about a company that not only doesn't collect and sell your data, but actively alerts you to who your favorite websites are [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:16:37+00:00 January 25th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on A new extension to hide your digital fingerprint

Android exploit shows your screen to anyone

Specialists MWR Labs spoke up recently about a new, rather interesting vector of attacks on Android-devices. The researchers claim that their attack will work against gadgets running Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat, which is about 77.5% of all devices running the android operating system. The key component of the attack is the service MediaProjection, a program [...]

By | 2017-11-27T09:46:55+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Cell Phones, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Android exploit shows your screen to anyone

Mobile Ads and your Privacy

I think we can all agree that mobile ads are the worst. They range from annoying videos you never asked to hear, to the brand new page you never clicked on filling your screen completely.  As if ads on your computer weren't bad enough, now they're on your phone too!  According to the University of [...]

By | 2017-11-14T12:10:52+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Cell Phones, IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Mobile Ads and your Privacy