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Mobile apps

If you care about privacy, delete these 4 apps from your phone

June 10th, 2021

At WWDC 2021 a few days ago, Apple made it clear that the iPhone maker is doubling down on its commitment to privacy with future software updates, like the slew of privacy-related improvements coming to iOS 15 later this year. Among other things, those forthcoming changes will make it harder for marketers to snoop on …

Most popular apps

These apps absolutely murder your smartphone’s battery

May 24th, 2021

As of today, we’re now exactly two weeks away from the kickoff of Apple’s WWDC 2021 event, during which CEO Tim Cook will deliver a keynote address and various other Apple executives will tout new products and services on the way from the iPhone maker. Among them, we’ll get a look at the next version …

Android apps

If you use any of these Android apps, your personal data may be exposed

May 22nd, 2021

Here we go again — more than 100 million users of almost two dozen Android apps have had their personal data exposed, according to new research from a cybersecurity firm that says it discovered the problem stemmed from the way developers misuse third-party cloud services. The team at Check Point Research published a report that …

Scam alert

These Android and iOS apps are robbing people blind

March 28th, 2021

These days, there are so many scam alerts, hackers trying to sneak malicious apps onto app store platforms, and legitimate-looking apps that turn out to be anything but, that the app stores have become something of a digital minefield for consumers. Apps that can drain your bank account, steal your login credentials, and bombard you …

Phone apps

Security pros don’t put these apps on their smartphones

March 17th, 2021

Tech news headlines have been filled in recent weeks with ominous warnings about data breaches, sketchy phone apps threatening to steal private information on your phone, hackers on a rampage, and the like, and things will no doubt only heat up from here the deeper we get into 2021. In recent weeks, we also reported …

App privacy

Google doesn’t want you to update these settings on your Apple device

February 26th, 2021

Apple’s new app privacy listings in the App Store have sent shockwaves through the tech and advertising industries. The new app privacy descriptions spell out in much greater detail how apps use your data and track you. Google has been updating its apps to reflect these new descriptions in Apple’s App Store, while Facebook has …