The star of WWDC wasn’t the Mac Pro or Dark Mode. It was privacy

During Apple’s two-and-a-half hour WWDC keynote, we were treated to lots of great moments. Craig Federighi’s quip about how bloated iTunes has become. The introduction of iPadOS. And of course, the new Mac Pro. But the theme of the show was a familiar one: privacy. For the past several years, …

Google announces roll-out of new privacy, security tools

While most of those who attended or are following the Google I/O Developer’s conference are there for the new developments and features for Google and Android, another thing that seems to have taken center stage are the privacy and security plans of the tech giant. Given the fact that data …

We’re still waiting for that Facebook Clear History button they promised

It’s almost been a year since Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that they’re working on a Clear History button that would let users clear all the traces of what they’re doing on the social network, whenever they wanted to and without actually deleting their account. This would have been a …

Can Facebook be trusted with a virtual assistant?

Facebook is working on its third virtual assistant. That Facebook would pursue a voice-based, artificially intelligent interface is hardly surprising. A list of the world’s biggest eight companies by market cap contains the complete roster of seven major players in the virtual assistant market: Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Facebook, …

Google’s location history now used as a tool by law enforcement

While Google uses your location history, once enabled, primarily to send you targeted ads and other location-based services, we kind of knew that sooner or later, law enforcement would be using this as a tool to solve crimes and track suspects. There are a lot of murky waters when it …

Facebook apparently still tracks deactivated accounts

Some people can’t bring themselves to totally delete their Facebook account for one reason or another. One option if you want to still have the option of coming back is to deactivate it. But if you think that you’re totally safe from the social network’s prying eyes, apparently you’re not. …

Facebook apparently asking for your email passwords for verification

Facebook seems to be continually doing a “hold my beer” moments to itself, always outdoing their own privacy debacles, one after another. Just a couple of weeks after admitting that they were storing hundreds of millions of users’ passwords in unencrypted documents, it looks like another scandal has erupted as …

Facebook can’t seem to keep their users’ information private, once again

Security researchers from UpGuard have found more than 540 million Facebook records exposed in a public database. This information includes 22,000 passwords in plaintext and some other sensitive information. Facebook has been dropping the ball lately, big time. After the Cambridge Analytica issue, the company has been the spotlight of …

Le fondateur de WhatsApp en campagne contre Facebook, il appelle les utilisateurs à supprimer leurs comptes

“J’ai vendu la vie privée de mes utilisateurs pour un plus grand profit.” En 2014, Facebook rachète WhatsApp pour 19 milliards de dollars à ses fondateurs Brian Acton et Jan Koum. Cinq ans plus tard, il s’explique sur sa décision, “J’avais 50 employés et je devais penser à eux et …