WhatsApp calls and messages will break unless you share data with Facebook

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 08:26:28 +0000

WhatsApp will remove core functions for users who refuse to share some of their data with Facebook, rendering the app useless for some.

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A week in security (May 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 10:49:01 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 3 to May 9.

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Facebook bans Signal ads that reveal the depth of what it knows about you

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 14:07:03 +0000

Private messaging app Signal got itself banned from advertizing on Instagram. Why? Because its ads showed users what Facebook knows about them.

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Signal app insists it’s so private it can’t provide subpoenaed call data

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 09:29:29 +0000

Signal told investigators it could not comply with a legal request for user records and communications because the records do not exist.

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What does WhatsApp’s new privacy policy mean for you?

Credit to Author: Quickheal| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:14:43 +0000

What do new WhatsApp policies intend to do to your private data?On January 8th, 2021, internet users woke up to an update to popular messaging service WhatsApp’s privacy policy….

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Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:33:22 +0000

Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:10:27 +0000

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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How to securely send your personal information

Credit to Author: Seth Rosenblatt| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0000

On its own, email is not safe for sending credit card or passport numbers. Here’s how to securely send personal information over the Internet.

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