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E2E encrypted email providers also see sign-ups surge as chat app users flock to Signal and Telegram in search of privacy

Privacy concerns that have been driving app users to alternative chat apps like Signal and Telegram in recent weeks, since Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced a T&Cs change, appear to also be generating some uplift for end-to-end encrypted email provid.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 14th, 2021

WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge

Signal has been downloaded millions of times since WhatsApp unveiled new privacy terms last week......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News13 hr. 47 min. ago

MacOS Malware Used Run-Only AppleScripts To Avoid Detection For Five Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: For more than five years, macOS users have been the targets of a sneaky malware operation that used a clever trick to avoid detection and hijacked the hardware resources of infected users to mine crypto.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

University of Florida Asks Students To Use App To Report Professors Who Don"t Teach In Person

jyosim writes: Professors at the University of Florida are outraged that the university essentially put a "tattle" button on a campus safety app that lets students report if professors aren't teaching in person. Apparently more than 100 professors th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 47 min. ago

The best cloud storage services for 2021

Protecting your files with cloud storage is a great way to keep your data safe. Here are the best providers......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 47 min. ago

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash

WhatsApp delays enforcement of a controversial privacy change, Apple may get rid of the Touch Bar in future MacBooks and Bumble files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 15, 2021. The big story: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash E.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 47 min. ago

Facebook will pay more than $300 each to 1.6M Illinois users in settlement

It's a far cry from the maximum $35B Facebook might have owed, but not nothing. Enlarge / You see Facebook, Facebook sees you... (credit: Chris Jackson | Getty Images) Millions of Facebook users in Illinois will be receiving about $340 each as.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News21 hr. 15 min. ago

Wearables Provide Speedy COVID Screening

Using edge AI and wearable biosensors, an app detects COVID within two minutes—even in asymptomatic patients. There’s a new player in the effort to quickly and effectively screen populations for COVID-19: This week, a Princeton spin-off com.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News21 hr. 47 min. ago

WhatsApp delays enforcement of privacy terms by 3 months, following backlash

WhatsApp said on Friday that it won’t enforce the planned update to its data-sharing policy until May 15, weeks after news about the new terms created confusion among its users, exposed the Facebook app to a potential lawsuit, triggered a natio.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 15 min. ago

WhatsApp extends "confusing" update deadline

The Facebook-owned platform still says its users must accept the update or stop using the service......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News22 hr. 15 min. ago

Google Removing Inadvertent Ability for Chromium Browsers To Access Chrome Bookmarks, Sync

Besides the intended differences, web browsers based on Chromium offer an underlying experience that's mostly identical to Chrome. Google recently discovered that users of third-party Chromium browsers have inadvertently been able to access data and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News22 hr. 47 min. ago

WhatsApp delays new privacy policy as users flee to rival apps

WhatsApp is delaying the release of a new update following mass confusion over what data it shares with its parent company, Facebook......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News22 hr. 47 min. ago

WhatsApp Delays Enforcement of Privacy Terms by 3 Months, Following Backlash

WhatsApp said on Friday that it won't enforce the planned update to its data-sharing policy until May 15, weeks after news about the new terms created confusion among its users, exposed the Facebook-app to a potential lawsuit, triggered a nationwide.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

NSA Warns Against Using DoH Inside Enterprise Networks

The US National Security Agency has published this week a guide on the benefits and risks of encrypted DNS protocols, such as DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), which have become widely used over the past two years. From a report: The US cybersecurity agency warn.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Apple Plans Podcasting Subscription Service in Threat To Spotify

Apple -- long considered the sleeping giant in the podcast space -- is waking up. The company, which runs the most widely used podcasting app in the industry, is discussing launching a new subscription service [Editor's note: the link may be paywalle.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Bumble files for IPO

Bumble, the company best known for its female-centered dating app, is getting ready for its big date with Wall Street......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Fortnite-maker Epic Games sues Apple and Google in UK

Epic Games escalates a row over the fees Apple and Google charge app developers......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

A new way to look for gravitational waves

In a paper published today in Physical Review Letters, Valerie Domcke of CERN and Camilo Garcia-Cely of DESY report on a new technique to search for gravitational waves—the ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first detected by the LIGO and.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Samsung"s $30 Galaxy SmartTag tracker works like Tile"s but only with Galaxy phones

Samsung threw its hat in the ring on Thursday to challenge Tile with its object tracking solution, the Galaxy SmartTag. The fob easily attaches to a set of keys or stashes away in a backpack pocket to help users locate their belongings if they lose t.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Google now owns Fitbit, vows not to use tracker health data for ad targeting

After months of discussions between Google, Fitbit, and the EC, a deal has finally been struck, and Google officially owns Fitbit. This news was announced separately today by both Fitbit itself and its new search giant overlord. Fitbit's post largely.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

The best iPhone apps (January 2021)

Are you looking for the best apps for your iPhone? We take a deep dive into what the App Store has to offer, finding you the best options sorted by category......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021