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Google Maps will transition its Timeline feature from cloud-based to on-device storage by December 1, 2024. The feature, previously known as Location History, tracks routes and visits. It will now link this information to individual devices instead of cloud-based Google accounts. This change was

Hendrik Human Published on 9th June 2024

Microsoft's new AI feature for Windows 11, called Recall, which is designed to "recall" user activities on compatible PCs, has triggered privacy alarms following its Monday reveal at an AI event. The Recall feature captures screenshots of the active window every few seconds to create a

Hendrik Human Published on 26th May 2024

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued substantial fines totaling nearly $200 million against four major US telecom companies — AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint — for illicitly selling customers' location data without their consent. This landmark decision wraps up a lengthy

Husain Parvez Published on 5th May 2024

A covert operation undertaken by Facebook, known internally as "Project Ghostbusters," has been exposed, revealing the company performed secret surveillance on Snapchat's network traffic. This was done to covertly analyze user behavior and gain a competitive edge. Initiated in 2016, this secretive

Husain Parvez Published on 31st March 2024

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, to divest the app's US assets. The House voted overwhelmingly (352-65) to pass the legislation, which gives ByteDance a six-month ultimatum to sell TikTok's US business or face a ban. The bill gained

Hendrik Human Published on 15th March 2024

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has imposed a $16.5 million fine on Avast for its practices regarding the collection and selling of users’ browsing data. This ruling not only subjects Avast to a substantial financial penalty but also bans the company from selling or licensing web browsing

Keira Waddell Published on 27th February 2024

In a concerning discovery, about 55% of all inputs to generative AI platforms contain sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII). This revelation was uncovered in a new report released by Menlo Security, which highlighted the rapid developments of both generative AI and the

Husain Parvez Published on 17th February 2024

Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has published a report on the widespread use of commercial spyware, commonly supplied by Europe-based startups for government surveillance campaigns. In one recent campaign, government-backed hackers used tools supplied by Variston, a Barcelona-based spyware

Hendrik Human Published on 10th February 2024

The Biden administration has introduced a new visa restriction policy aimed at curbing the misuse of commercial spyware. Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the policy's broad target, stating it would affect those involved in the misuse of commercial spyware to target journalists,

Husain Parvez Published on 7th February 2024
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