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 […]

     
 
 

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

According to a recent F-Secure investigation, it seems that consumers don’t care too much for their privacy & security when connecting to free, public Wi-Fi hotspots. The security firm conducted an investigation on the streets of London and discovered that consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy. The experiment involved setting up a ‘poisoned’ Wi-Fi hotspot where unsuspecting […]

     
 
 

This Pocket-sized Router Project Uses TOR to Protect your WiFi Traffic

This Pocket-sized Router Project Uses TOR to Protect your WiFi Traffic

Privacy and security concerns are affecting more and more people, especially after the disclosures of whistleblower Edward Snowden. At the time, he advised the public to use encryption in order to keep out prying eyes. As a result, a lot of tools and product have been created to meet this purpose and we’ve seen even a smartphone getting created especially fo […]