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Apple faces class action lawsuit for collecting iPhone data without consent

November 14th, 2022

User privacy is one of the core iPhone features that Apple has been advertising for years. The company introduced various protections in iOS to improve user security and privacy while antagonizing companies like Meta (Facebook) and Google. But a recent discovery might tarnish Apple’s privacy claims. Security researchers found that the App Store app records …

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Google delays Chrome third-party cookie blocking to late 2024

July 28th, 2022

Google announced a couple of years ago that it intends to replace the third-party tracking cookies in Chrome with more privacy-friendly trackers. Google said at the time it that needed two years to phase out the tracking technology and replace it with an alternative that would be more private. But the company is nowhere near …

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Google collects text and call data from Android users without consent

March 23rd, 2022

New research shows that Google has been collecting extremely detailed data about the calls you make via the Phone app and the text messages exchanged on your Android phone. Google used these Android apps to export massive amounts of data to its servers, and it did so without informing users or obtaining consent. This sort …

DuckDuckGo Desktop Browser

DuckDuckGo is making a desktop browser that’s all about privacy

December 22nd, 2021

Privacy is such an important feature when it comes to technology that even the companies that are most likely to infringe on your privacy are paying attention. The list includes the likes of Facebook and Google, which have started developing products that are “private by design.” That’s even though both companies need to keep tracking …

Google Chrome Privacy Guide

Google Chrome is getting a new Privacy Guide on Android

November 8th, 2021

Google has been improving the privacy features of its products in recent years in an apparent attempt to better compete against Apple. The iPhone maker made waves earlier this year when its newest privacy protections rolled out via iOS 14 updates. iPhone and iPad users can see exactly what sort of data apps collect. And …

Android Tracking

How Android is tracking you even when you think you’ve opted out

October 14th, 2021

Apple’s new privacy features built into iOS 14 made the news quite a few times in the first half of the year, mostly because of the massive resistance from Facebook. Apple’s new privacy features force developers to disclose the data they collect from iPhone users. But the most important feature is the one that forces …