News & Reviews: privacy
Jun 22, 2023
It's not common to be annoyed or puzzled whenever you get an unknown number calling or messaging you on WhatsApp. So to improve privacy further, the WhatsApp team added two new updates - Silence Unknown Callers and Privacy Checkup.
Dec 12, 2022
WhatsApp users are allowed to send view-once photos to others. Soon, they'll also be able to send view-once messages. WABetaInfo discovered that the feature is currently in beta testing and could make its way to the global audience in the coming weeks.
Sep 16, 2022
Privacy is one of the major reasons people use Incognito tabs. The good news is that Google is now making Chrome's Incognito tab even more secure, as users can now set fingerprint lock to protect the tabs from someone else using their phone.
Aug 26, 2022
Today, Meta announced that Instagram will have a new Sensitive Content Control function. As most of you should know, there are some "not-safe-for-work" images floating around on Instagram. With this, Sensitive Content Control has only two options for teens: “Standard” and “Less.”
Aug 22, 2022
No app is safe from privacy invasion reports, and that includes TikTok. According to the latest news, the short video platform could obtain your data through the in-app keyboard. However, the company has claimed that it doesn't do that.
Aug 17, 2022
A new survey on mobile phone security habits and sentiments found that 49% of Android users are considering switching to Apple’s iPhone due to a ‘perceived superiority’ the latter has in security and privacy. The survey, conducted by Beyond Identity also found that 76% of Apple users feel more secure with iOS.
Aug 09, 2022
Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new campaign for WhatsApp in line with the launch of a trio of features. The campaign focuses on the security and privacy features of the messaging app. It'll start in India and U.K. before making its way to the other countries.
Aug 01, 2022
Currently, ads only appear on the Apple App Store's main "Search" tab and in the Search results, but it seems like they're spreading to even more places with this new report. According to 9to5Mac, the tech giant is adding a new ad slot to its "Today" homepage tab and on individual app pages.
Feb 11, 2022
The first Android 13 beta has been now made public. However, if you're not a developer and you download it, there would be nothing much for you to see as it's just a developer preview. Despite that, the source is still able to dig out a few features that hint at the upcoming operating system (OS) update will stress privacy.
Jan 08, 2022
Privacy is a topic that many are concerned with. It's important enough that the US government made Mark Zuckerberg attend a congress session to explain Facebook's policies regarding data collection. That's probably why Meta is launching a new Privacy Center.