Popular dating apps are leaking location data on over 10 million users

Popular dating apps are leaking location data on over 10 million users

According to Stanford sociologists, online dating apps and websites are now the most common way for couples to meet, with almost half of all heterosexual couples being part of an upward trend that was monitored between 2009 and 2017. We’ve known for a while now that online dating apps aren&……

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  • 7 months ago (08-14)
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Apple plans to restrict how messaging apps access background iOS data

Apple plans to restrict how messaging apps access background iOS data

Apple plans to restrict how apps implement internet voice call functionality, which currently could allow mobile software to collect data while running in the background, according to a new report from The Information. Going forward, Apple will require that background access be used for VoIP call……

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  • 7 months ago (08-07)
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Slack to allow admins better control over access and data

Slack to allow admins better control over access and data

Slack is looking to enhance its security controls by making it easier for admins to control access to workspaces and organizational data. With Microsoft utilizing its dominance in enterprise, Slack is trying to shore up its security to compete. Just weeks after announcing an updated desktop app, ……

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  • 7 months ago (08-07)
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Two solar encounters by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe yield 22GB of data

Two solar encounters by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe yield 22GB of data

Named after the living physicist Eugene Parker, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission was launched in August last year to study the outer corona of the Sun at incredibly close distances. Just 78 days after launch, it became the closest man-made object to the star after surpassing the previous r……

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  • 7 months ago (08-05)
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Israeli firm can steal your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon

Israeli firm can steal your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon

Israel-based cybersecurity company, NSO Group has developed a surveillance tool that can obtain user data from Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft servers, according to The Financial Times. NSO Group, whose software product was used to hack Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger in May, deni……

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  • 7 months ago (07-21)
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Equifax nearing $700 million settlement to resolve 2017 data breach

Equifax nearing $700 million settlement to resolve 2017 data breach

Facepalm: Hackers were able to exploit an unpatched security flaw in Equifax’s systems and thanks to a malfunctioning scanning tool, they were able to avoid detection for months. Most expected the stolen data to surface for sale on the dark web yet oddly enough, that hasn’t yet happened, leading ……

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  • 7 months ago (07-21)
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Hacker steals data of millions of Bulgarians, emails it to local media

Hacker steals data of millions of Bulgarians, emails it to local media

A mysterious hacker (or hacker group) has stolen the personal details of millions of Bulgarians and has emailed download links to the stolen data to local news publications. The data’s origin is believed to be the country’s National Revenue Agency (NRA), a department of the Bulgarian ……

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  • 8 months ago (07-16)
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Android Apps Are Collecting User Data Even After Being Denied Permission

Android Apps Are Collecting User Data Even After Being Denied Permission

Over 1,000 Android apps are harvesting your data without permission A new research study revealed that more than 1,000 Android apps available in Google Play Store violated permissions to steal private data such as messages, call logs, photos and more. Researchers from UC Berkeley’s International ……

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  • 8 months ago (07-11)
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