News & Reviews: privacy
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2021
We're getting more and more features for WhatsApp in recent weeks. It's reported that the company is looking to add message reactions, and recently the feature to transfer your chat history from iOS to Android was added. WhatsApp is also reworking some old features.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2021
These days, increasingly more data is being transferred around the Internet. There's no doubt that companies are benefiting from tracking data from users. But user profiling is impossible if users refused to be tracked, which is what iOS users are doing these days.
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2021
Last year when former President Trump was around, he was on a roll banning Chinese tech brands such as Huawei, TikTok and WeChat for being a security threat. It was only a few weeks ago that Xiaomi got let off the hook, but right now, current President Biden has decided to revoke the ban on TikTok and WeChat.
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Earlier this week, Apple released new versions of iOS, tvOS, and iPadOS. Version 14.5 bring a few improvements to the table, but the one many are eyeing would be the App Tracking Transparency. Users probably love it, but brands? Not so much.
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2021
Yup, you read that right. Google may have to pay up to $5 billion over a lawsuit for alleging collecting data on users when they surf on incognito mode. The lawsuit was filed back in June for violating the privacy laws and a federal judge just recently denied Google's request for dismissal of the lawsuit.
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2021
You might not realize it, but you would often get a message about accepting cookies when visiting a certain website. That's about to change as Google is moving away from third-party tracking cookies and what this means is that the company won't track you anymore, or even "build alternate identifiers to track individuals as they browse across the web”.
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2021
When Apple unveiled the iOS 14.3 update, it came with numerous new features as well as the ability to opt-in or block a tool used to track user behaviour called the IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers). By blocking the aforementioned tool, the smartphone will stop receiving tailored personalized advertisements to the user.
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2021
Developers of WhatsApp has officially stated on their website, mentioning that they have extended the policy agreement date to 15 May 2021 instead of the initial date of 8 February 2021. With that being said, if you’re still keen on using WhatsApp, you have until the extended date to agree with their new policy.
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2021
With another round of MCO on the way, we predict that people would be buying more ergonomic and better chairs to WFH. Meanwhile in the land of China, a Chinese company called Hebo Technology got flamed for using a "smart" cushion to sort of spy on employees.
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Meanwhile, over the West, we got some news about the US government accusing Facebook of monopolising the industry. In fact, sources say that 48 attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission filed a case against Facebook just yesterday due to using "unlawful schemes" to crush rivals. They also demanded Facebook to sell off Instagram and WhatsApp.