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New Twitter ‘Tip Jar’ Feature Is Exciting – But Has Some Privacy Issues

Twitter has introduced 'Tip Jar' for users to send quick tips to others. However, the payment methods, esp. PayPal, may breach privacy.

iPhone Hack Allegedly Used to Spy on China’s Uyghurs

US intelligence is reportedly convinced that the Chaos iPhone remote takeover exploit was used against the minority ethnic group before Apple could patch.

4 Major Privacy and Security Updates From Google You Should Know About

Google has announced a number of user-facing and under-the-hood changes in an attempt to boost privacy and security, including rolling out two-factor authentication automatically to all eligible users and bringing iOS-styled privacy labels to Android app listings.

1.3M Clubhouse Users’ Data Dumped in Hacker Forum for Free

Clubhouse denies it was ‘breached’ and says the data is out there for anyone to grab.

Data from 500M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale Online

Personal data from more than 500 million LinkedIn users has been posted for sale online in yet another incident of threat actors scraping data from public profiles and slinging it online for potential cybercriminal misuse.

DuckDuckGo Offers Privacy Better Than Just Browser Tracking Protection

While browser tracking protection blocks trackers after they are loaded, DuckDuckGo extension blocks trackers from loading right away.

Google, Apple Both Track Mobile Telemetry Data, Despite Users Opting Out

Google’s Pixel and Apple’s iPhone both in privacy hot seat for siphoning mobile device data without consent.

TikTok will force you to see personalized ads from April 15

TikTok is planning on stopping you from avoiding personalized ads on its mobile app starting next month as it seeks to align its advertising policy with those of Facebook, Instagram, and more firms.

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.

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