Samsung Confirms its Smart TVs Listen & Transmit Everything You Speak

Samsung Confirms its Smart TVs Listen & Transmit Everything You Speak

Samsung has now confirmed a major privacy vulnerability linked to its smart TV sets. The Korean electronics maker has revealed that their Smart TVs are indeed listening to customer’s every word. The confirmation from Samsung comes soon after a report highlighted a troubling line in its privacy policy. The privacy issue is related to the voice activation feature included in […]

     
 
 

How to Safely Connect to Public, Free Wi-Fi

How to Safely Connect to Public, Free Wi-Fi

The word FREE is enticing. It just enlightens our mind with happiness, and more so when it’s about the Internet. Eventually, you figure out a way to get something done. But then, things which are free, aren’t safe. Well, most of the time at least. Depending on the country and city you live in, you most probably have at least […]

     
 
 

Google Home is Tied to a Single Google Account and That’s Not a Good Thing

Google Home is Tied to a Single Google Account and That’s Not a Good Thing

Google Home, Google’s take on artificially intelligent household devices is hitting the shelves this week. But unlike Amazon, Google’s ecosystem also consists of a massive collection of services that know a lot about you and what you do on the Internet such as the search, Gmail and a whole lot more. So when there’s a gadget in your home to […]

     
 
 

Google has been Quietly Sharing Personal User Data with its Advertising Network [Report]

Google has been Quietly Sharing Personal User Data with its Advertising Network [Report]

Ever since the rise of more personal devices, the online advertising market has been gradually shifting to more dynamic content for driving revenues. Various networks and social conglomerates have invaded user privacy in some or the other way for fabricating more indulging advertisements. However, the biggest search engine, Google has always maintained a firm wall between its primary ad network, […]

     
 
 

Google Allo Messaging App is not as Private as Google Promised

Google Allo Messaging App is not as Private as Google Promised

Google’s ambitious new Allo messaging client is now rolling out for Android and iOS users. The biggest highlight it flaunts, of course, is the new more conversational and natural way of querying Google’s search through the deeply baked Assistant bot. However, everything is plausible because of the constantly running machine learning algorithms that read your chats for providing the best […]

     
 
 

WhatsApp’s Updated Terms Involves Sharing User Data With Facebook

WhatsApp’s Updated Terms Involves Sharing User Data With Facebook

Two years back when WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook, privacy concerns were the focal point given the latter’s aggressive data collecting algorithms for businesses and advertisements. However, these apprehensions were put to rest by WhatsApp’s Co-founder Jan Koum in a public blog post where he stated “Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around […]

     
 
 

5 End-to-end Encrypted Messenger Apps That You Should Try

5 End-to-end Encrypted Messenger Apps That You Should Try

Over the past couple of years, specially after Edward Snowden revelations, people have started to take privacy and security a little more seriously. Since then, several popular instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Apple’s iMessage and more recently Line have endorsed End-to-end encryption in order to ensure that any communication through the app is transmitted safely without being interrupted by […]

     
 
 

Network Vulnerability Allows Anyone from Anywhere in the World to Eavesdrop on Your Calls and Track Location

Network Vulnerability Allows Anyone from Anywhere in the World to Eavesdrop on Your Calls and Track Location

Cellphones in general and smartphones in particular have become the treasure trove of personal information and this is increasingly attracting the hackers attention. The data in cellphone speaks so much about the individual that it can be admitted as one of the most comprehensive set of information you could probably scrape off a person. Aussie based TV program, “60 minutes”, […]

     
 
 

WhatsApp Will Allow Users to Disable Blue Ticks for Read Messages, Says Beta Tester

WhatsApp Will Allow Users to Disable Blue Ticks for Read Messages, Says Beta Tester

Last week, WhatsApp had introduced a seemingly small, but actually important new feature – blue tick marks for message read status. After sending a message to a contact, WhatsApp users will now know once the message has been read. Previously, WhatsApp used to confirm the delivery of the message with grey colored double ticks, but now users also get confirmation that their […]