Month: August 2016

Facebook Is Playing Games With Your Privacy And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

If you agree to Facebook’s terms and conditions, expect to be transmogrified, horror-movie style, into an unwitting, twitching little guinea pig. Despite all its moves to improve privacy across the site and the numerous furores it’s faced, the company still thinks it’s fine to carry out tests on users, playing games with our notions of …

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook for ad targeting — here’s how to opt out

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has announced a big change to its privacy policy which, once a user accepts its new T&Cs, will see it start to share some user data with its parent company — including for ad-targeting purposes on the latter service. “[B]y coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people …

Apple issues urgent iPhone software update after attempted hack with most sophisticated spyware ever seen

Apple has issued a global upgrade of its iOS mobile operating system after a botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software. The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in iOS to take complete control of iPhone devices. An Apple spokesperson said: “We were made …

A serious attack on the iPhone was just seen in use for the first time

Earlier this month, an Emirati human rights activist named Ahmed Mansoor got a suspicious text. It promised new details of torture in the country’s state prisons, along with a link to follow if he was interested. If Mansoor had followed the link, it would have jailbroken his phone on the spot and implanted it with …

Digital Europe: Swedes don’t like cash, they prefer card and mobile payments

In 1661, Stockholms Banco, the precursor to the Swedish central bank, issued Europe’s first banknotes, on thick watermarked paper bearing the bank’s seal and eight handwritten signatures. Last year – as Britain did last week – Sweden launched a new series of notes, cheery affairs featuring 20th-century Swedish cultural giants such as Astrid Lindgren, the …

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical files belonging to scores of ordinary citizens while …

Enterprise cyber security market to reach over $200 Billion by 2021pushed by the rise in IoT and Bring Your Own Device trend as well as increased adoption of web and mobile applications

The cyber security market is growing at a CAGR of 10.6% to reach $202.36 billion by 2021 pushed by increasing adoption of cyber security solutions due to rising security breaches targeting enterprises while the application security to have the largest market size globally. Complete report on global cyber security market spread across 259 pages, profiling …

EU to crack down on online services such as WhatsApp over privacy

Europe will publish draft law to ensure that online messaging services have privacy rules like those for texts and calls WhatsApp, Skype and other online messaging services face an EU crackdown aimed at safeguarding users’ privacy, in a move that highlights the gulf between Europe and the US in regulating the internet. The European commission …

In continuance to Quadrooter challenge – POMM offers a new approach based on a hardware “ data safe “ concept

Recent publications have warned the fast growing community of advanced generation mobile users, from the growing malware threats affected through a set of four vulnerabilities that are already affecting 900 million Android Smartphone and tablets devices. These newly identified threats use the Qualcomm® chipsets used in most modern mobile devices, acting as a Trojan horse …