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Signal is now top of both Google and Apple"s app stores. Downloads skyrocketed 4,200% after WhatsApp announced it would force users to share personal data with Facebook.

Signal topped Apple and Google's app stores and saw 7.5 million downloads in the five days following WhatsApp's announcement about data-sharing. Mark Zu.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2021

GDPR, explained

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation aims to put online data back in the hands of users. Companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook will be required to give their EU customers more control over their personal information......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnMay 24th, 2018

Here"s why you"ve been getting so many privacy policy emails

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation aims to put online data back in the hands of users. Companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook will be required to give their EU customers more control over their personal information......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnMay 25th, 2018

India is reportedly asking WhatsApp to reverse a controversial change to its privacy policy that critics said would have shared personal user data with Facebook

India, WhatsApp's biggest market, holds more than 400 million of the app's 2 billion users, per Reuters. Indian Prime Minister Narendra M.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJan 19th, 2021

Messaging app Signal is back up and running after being down for more than 24 hours

The messaging app saw a massive spike in new users after Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced a controversial new privacy policy. Signal came back online Saturday evening after an outage that started Friday morning. Thomas Trutsch.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 17th, 2021

Telegram hits 500 million active users following backlash over WhatsApp"s changing privacy policy

The messaging app announced it had 25 million downloads in the last 72 hours. Signal has also seen a boost in users in the last several days. FILE .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 12th, 2021

Facebook, Google, and Apple are using data from millions of users to map COVID-19 and people"s movements. Here are all the coronavirus maps and dashboards made by tech giants you can explore today.

Apple Apple, Google, and Facebook are collecting data on people's movement from smartphone apps and using it to show where people have reduced their mobility or .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 21st, 2020

PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google and Facebook: Rating the mobile payment apps

Facebook Pay, Google Pay and Apple Pay Cash don't grab our personal data; Venmo, Cash and others do. Apps free, but come w.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 25th, 2020

Facebook users to see, control personal data taken from other websites

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that other websites and apps share with the social network to improve targeted advertising......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 20th, 2019

The billion-dollar question facing Facebook, Google and Apple as feds mull antitrust case: Does your data have value?

U.S. Senator Mark Warner is drafting a bill that would make companies like Facebook and Google inform users on the value of their data......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 6th, 2019

Apple"s Latest Move Could Hurt Facebook and Google

Apple doesn’t want Facebook or Google to gather data from iOS users anymore......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 6th, 2019

Grindr rival Scruff takes security seriously, throws shade at Facebook

The New York-based social networking and dating app vows never to share its users' personal data with third parties......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 2nd, 2019

You Can Easily And Legally Check Personal Data Apple Stores About You

It is no secret that the tech firms collect some level of personal data about the users, and Apple is no different. But, exactly what Apple gathers has always remained a mystery. With Cambridge Analytica like fiasco invo.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkMay 21st, 2018

Apple to debut phone-to-phone augmented reality: sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc next week will debut tools to let two iPhone users share augmented reality while limiting the personal data sent to its servers, two people familiar with the matter said this week......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 1st, 2018

Apple to debut phone-to-phone augmented reality: sources

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) next week will debut tools to let two iPhone users share augmented reality while limiting the personal data sent to its servers, two people familiar with the matter said this week......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 1st, 2018

Facebook defends sharing user data with phone makers

Facebook is defending its practice of sharing users' personal data with dozens of makers of phones and tablets including Apple and Samsung......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 4th, 2018

Europe just approved new copyright rules that could change the internet

European lawmakers have approved new rules that could force Google and Facebook to stop users uploading copyrighted content and to share revenue with writers and musicians......»»

Category: topSource: moneySep 12th, 2018

How To Download All Your Apple Data In Simple Steps

Almost every technology company collects data about their users. Facebook and Google are user data-hungry monsters. Apple has been advocating user privacy for a long time, but that doesn’t mean it knows nothing about you. Are you curious w.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytOct 18th, 2018

Australia poised to force tech firms to hand over encrypted data

Australia's parliament is poised on Thursday to pass laws requiring tech firms such as Alphabet Inc's Google , Facebook and Apple to give police access to private encrypted data linked to suspected illegal activities......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 5th, 2018

Australian bid to force tech firms to hand over encrypted data passes first hurdle

The Australian parliament's lower house passed a bill to force tech firms such as Alphabet Inc's Google , Facebook and Apple to give police access to encrypted data on Thursday, pushing it closer to becoming a precedent-setting law......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 5th, 2018

Australia passes bill to force tech firms to hand over encrypted data

Australia's parliament on Thursday passed a bill to force tech firms such as Alphabet Inc's Google , Facebook and Apple to give police access to encrypted data, the most far-reaching such requirements imposed by a western country......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 6th, 2018