Facebook Group settings now simplified to Private and Public

As more people shift to Facebook Groups for more personal discussions and interactions rather than the more public personal profiles or pages, the social media giant has been constantly improving its features. Now they are also simplifying the privacy and search settings of Groups so it won’t be as complicated …

Facebook sends user audio clips to 3rd party contractors for “analysis”

Just last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg assured the public that they weren’t listening in on the conversations that we conduct over the social network. Well, apparently he didn’t get the memo because now it’s coming out that they are sending some of these audio clips to 3rd party contractors …

Robocall blocking apps may be sending private data to 3rd parties

You know that robocalls have become a huge problem and nuisance when even lawmakers are involved in combatting it. And while carriers will eventually be required to have robocall blocking features automatically enabled, for now most of us are probably using apps that provide the same service. However, it looks …

The best privacy and security apps for Android

Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat: If you’re looking for recommendations about Android security suites or other malware-scanning software, you’ve come to the wrong place. Why? Because, like most people who closely study Android, I don’t recommend using those types of apps at all. …

Amazon now lets you opt out of Alexa recordings review

While digital assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Assistant, Samsung’s Bixby, and Amazon’s Alexa are pretty helpful and convenient for us all, there have been some privacy and security concerns especially of late. A report from Bloomberg earlier said that Amazon lets a “team of humans” listen to and review …

Google temporarily suspends transcriptions of Google Assistant recordings

Rather than wait for regulatory bodies to impose penalties and charges against them, it seems like Google has opted to voluntarily suspend their transcription of recordings from Google Assistant, at least in the European Union. This comes after a Belgian news outlet was able to acquire more than a thousand …

How I learned to stop worrying and love the splinternet

Have you heard the one about the “splinternet”? It’s the idea that the internet could someday be split into different national or regional mini-internets. It’s usually talked about as something that could happen someday, or that is beginning to happen. I’ve got news for you: It’s already happened. The splinternet …

Pocketnow Daily: FaceApp could be STEALING your PHOTOS… (video)

Samsung Galaxy S10e on sale from $350 as Prime Day deals roll on (Reg. $750) Deals. Prime Day is over but Best Buy currently has the Galaxy S10E for $400 off, you heard that right. The 128G variant is available for just $350 shipped, but you have to activate it …