Zoho launches a new privacy-focused browser called Ulaa
Zoho has launched a new privacy-focused browser called Ulaa. The company has designed the browser to help users protect their privacy by blocking tracking and surveillance with features that allow for privacy customization, built-in browser modes, and integrated productivity tools while keeping use... Read more
US House of Representatives bans TikTok
According to the House's administration arm, the prevalent Chinese video app TikTok has indeed been banned across all US House of Representatives-managed devices, mirroring a regulation that will shortly go into effect prohibiting the service from US government devices.
The app is considered "hi... Read more
Apple tweaks AirDrop following backlash over restrictions in China
Apple is tightening the privacy settings of AirDrop of users worldwide with the iOS 16.2 update. The tech giant faced backlash due to the feature's privacy settings being limited to users in China.
Back in November, reports circulated of Apple limiting the usage of AirDrop in China. In the same... Read more
Google+ class action suit is making payments for its violations
Google+ was a disaster. It was riddled with problems from the beginning and died a slow death, croaking for good when it was found to have severe security issues it knew about and covered up. Google+ was originally meant to be a Facebook competitor and the ‘social’ side of Google.
However, t... Read more
Marketing company OneMoreLead leaked 63 million records
OneMoreLead, a business-to-business marketing company, has been found to have exposed the records of more than 63 million US citizens. The exposure occurred as a result of a misconfigured database. The data was on an unsecured database the company left open.
The discoverers, Ran Locar and Noam R... Read more
Zoom to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit about user privacy
Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the video communications company of violating user privacy and allowing other parties to access Zoom calls.
The lawsuit says that Zoom shared data of millions of its users with big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Linke... Read more
Google delays the kill of third-party cookies with 18 months
Google's plan to overhaul web advertising and user tracking by abandoning third-party cookie support in Chrome has been delayed. Most browsers block third-party cookies now. However, Google, the world's largest ad company, was not going to do the same, without protecting its business model.
The ... Read more
Microsoft’s EU data protections are not adequate
Microsoft has announced that it has plans to ensure data processing for EU cloud services within the borders of the bloc. The plans have led expert observers to make claims that show problems with the software giant’s existing setup.
The problems extend to the UK's public sector organizations ... Read more
Google can’t stop Chrome Incognito lawsuit
The class-action lawsuit against Google's incognito tracking policies can continue after the company was unable to stop it in court. US District Judge Lucy Koh authorized this continuation of the lawsuit, which says that Chrome’s private browsing mode (known as Incognito) should stop Google’s s... Read more
EU’s antitrust chief warns Apple to treat all apps equally
Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s antitrust chief, has warned Apple to give equal treatment to all apps on its platform. This comes after the company introduced new privacy changes that have attracted accusations of anti-competitive practices from rival Facebook.
Apple will ask iPhone users for con... Read more