None of these tech corporations are to be trusted….
Newly unredacted court documents from a lawsuit against Google reveal that the company reportedly made accessing location settings difficult. This, and other measures made location privacy almost impossible.
T-Mobile will begin sharing your web browsing and mobile app data with advertisers starting April 26, 2021. T-Mobile is automatically enabling this for nearly everyone, but you can opt-out to prevent T-Mobile from selling this data to marketers.
This also applies to other T-Mobile-owned carriers, including Sprint and Metro by T-Mobile.
Have reason to be suspicious of a partner or employer? Feel that someone is watching you, perhaps with a hidden camera?
You could discover the truth if only you had some way of detecting the presence of a hidden camera. Fortunately, apps are available to help you find hidden surveillance cameras using just your smartphone.
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that respects your privacy by not selling your search history or tracking you across the web. It also has a few nifty features, including bangs, which let you search other websites right from DuckDuckGo. Here’s how.
Google on Thursday was sued for allegedly stealing Android users’ cellular data allowances though unapproved, undisclosed transmissions to the web giant’s servers.
The lawsuit, Taylor et al v. Google [PDF], was filed in a US federal district court in San Jose on behalf of four plaintiffs based in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin in the hope the case will be certified by a judge as a class action.
The complaint contends that Google is using Android users’ limited cellular data allowances without permission to transmit information about those individuals that’s unrelated to their use of Google services.
Shelter is a handy app that lets you create a sandbox on your Android device. This means you can run cloned copies of apps, store documents, and maintain accounts separately from your main workspace. It’s like having an extra phone living inside your device! Continue reading →
You may wanna check your Chrome extensions for this one…
When Nano Defender was launched in 2019, it quickly became a go-to extension to bypass anti-adblocking mechanisms on Internet sites. It used code from uBlock Origin, one of the most prominent content blocking extensions, and users started to install the new extension in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers.
The former chief of Uber’s security was charged this week in connection with an alleged cover-up of a massive 2016 hack that exposed the personal information of some 57 million Uber users—a breach he tried his hardest to sweep under the rug.
Behave! is a new browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that is designed to inform its users when sites misbehave by performing port scans or access private IP addresses. The extension may also work in other Chromium-based and Firefox-based browsers but I have not tested that. Continue reading →