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Over 8 million COVID-19 test results leaked online

Millions of COVID-19 test reports were found to be publicly accessible due to flawed online system implementation.

Clubhouse confirms data spillage of its audio streams

Audio-only social network iPhone app Clubhouse has confirmed that it experienced a data spill on Sunday.

Parents alerted to NurseryCam security breach

A webcam system that lets parents drop in and watch their children while at nursery school has written to families to tell them of a data breach. NurseryCam said it did not believe the incident had involved any youngsters or staff being watched without their permission, but had shut down its server as a precautionary measure.

Privacy Bug in Brave Browser Exposes Dark-Web Browsing History of Its Users

Brave has fixed a privacy issue in its browser that sent queries for .onion domains to public internet DNS resolvers rather than routing them through Tor nodes, thus exposing users' visits to dark web websites.

Data of some 129,000 Singtel customers stolen in hack of third-party

SINGAPORE - The personal data of some 129,000 Singtel customers were extracted by hackers during the recent breach of a third-party file sharing system used by the telco.

Telegram privacy feature failed to delete self-destructing video files

Telegram has fixed a security issue where self-destructing audio and video recording were not being deleted from user's macOS devices as expected.

Want more privacy online? These services are privacy-minded

Big companies offering tons of services for free are making their money elsewhere, and it might be with your data. Find out which companies protect your privacy.

TikTok Flaw Lay Bare Phone Numbers, User IDs For Phishing Attacks

A security flaw in TikTok could have allowed attackers to query the platform's database – potentially opening up for privacy violations.

Shazam Vulnerability Could Have Exposed User Locations

The vulnerability in Shazam app could expose location of Android and iOS users. Patch already deployed before potential exploitation.

Bot Lets Hackers Easily Lookup Facebook Users' Phone Numbers

A user of a low level cybercriminal forum is selling access to a database of phone numbers belonging to Facebook users, and conveniently letting customers lookup those numbers by using an automated Telegram bot.

Depop: 'I felt so violated when my account was hacked'

Hackers are selling Depop app account details on the dark web for as little as 77p each online.

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 62% in 2020

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo continues to grow rapidly as the company reached 102M daily search queries for the first time in January.

WhatsApp Delays Controversial 'Data-Sharing' Privacy Policy Update By 3 Months

WhatsApp said on Friday that it wouldn't enforce its recently announced controversial data sharing policy update until May 15. Originally set to go into effect next month on February 8, the three-month delay comes following "a lot of misinformation" about a revision to its privacy policy that allows WhatsApp to share data with Facebook, sparking widespread concerns about the exact kind of information that will be shared under the incoming terms.

WhatsApp users flock to rival message platforms

Millions have signed up to Signal and Telegram after WhatsApp announced an update to its terms.

Signal fixes verification delays caused by WhatsApp mass exodus

Signal's encrypted messaging service has recovered from delays affecting its new user verification process after a mass exodus of WhatsApp users to their platform.

WhatsApp's New Terms Won't Let You Opt Out of Sharing Data With Facebook

WhatsApp users will be required to either accept the updated privacy policy and terms of service or lose their access to the app from February 8, 2021.

A Google Docs Bug Could Have Allowed Hackers See Your Private Documents

Google has patched a bug that could've allowed attacker to potentially steal screenshots of sensitive Google Docs documents.

New 5G Network Flaws Let Attackers Track Users' Locations and Steal Data

Vulnerabilities in standalone 5G networks could allow attackers to steal credentials and falsify subscriber authentication

Your Robot Vacuum Cleaner Can Spy On You

It sounds like straight out of a science fiction novel or a movie but researchers have found ways to use your robot vacuum cleaner to spy on your private conversations. Computer scientists over at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have demonstrated that it’s possible by using the built-in Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) sensor in these vacuum cleaners.

Baidu's Android Apps Caught Collecting and Leaking Sensitive User Data

Two popular Android apps from Chinese tech giant Baidu —Baidu Maps and Baidu Search Box— were found to collect device identifiers, such as the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number or MAC address, without users' knowledge, thus making them potentially trackable online.

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