Infosec
ProtonMail forced to log user’s IP address after an order from Swiss authorities

Following the incident the company has updated its website and privacy policy to clarify its legal obligations to its userbase The post ProtonMail forced to log user’s IP address after an order from Swiss authorities appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Is your personal information being abused?

Drowning in spam? A study presented at Black Hat USA 2021 examines if sharing your personal information with major companies contributes to the deluge of nuisance emails, texts and phone calls. The post Is your personal information being abused? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Brave launches its own, privacy‑focused search engine

The Brave Search engine takes on Google, promising to let users surf the web without leaving a trace The post Brave launches its own, privacy‑focused search engine appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

Most medical and fitness apps in Google Play have tracking capabilities enabled and their data collection practices aren’t transparent The post Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

An all-new privacy dashboard and better location, microphone and camera controls are all aimed at curbing apps’ data-slurping habits The post Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses

You can only stay safe by disabling AirDrop discovery in the system settings of your Apple device, a study says The post AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Spring cleaning? Don’t forget about your digital footprint

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you clean up your cyber-clutter and keep your digital footprint tidy The post Spring cleaning? Don’t forget about your digital footprint appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Data from 500 million LinkedIn accounts put up for sale

The treasure trove of data reportedly includes users’ LinkedIn IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers and workplace information The post Data from 500 million LinkedIn accounts put up for sale appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Does data stolen in a data breach expire?

Some personal information just doesn’t age – here’s what the Facebook data leak may mean for you The post Does data stolen in a data breach expire? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Trust your surveillance? Why hacked cameras are very bad

When a breach captures a part of us that is unchangeable, does it mean that we have allowed technology to pry too deeply into our lives? The post Trust your surveillance? Why hacked cameras are very bad appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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