Google: Flaws in Apple’s privacy tool could enable tracking

Safari’s anti-tracking feature could apparently give access to users’ browsing habits. An anti-tracking tool baked into Apple’s Safari web browser was found to contain flaws that, if abused, could enable the very thing that the tool was designed to prevent, according to a team of Google researchers. In a recently released report, the researchers disclosed multiple … More Google: Flaws in Apple’s privacy tool could enable tracking

Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

The study tested 81 IoT devices to analyze their behavior and tracking habits, and in some cases brought rather surprising findings. Have you stopped to think what kind of data may be collected by an innocuously-looking smart device, where the information is sent, and whether it is encrypted? Researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College … More Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds

Do you know what kind of data your streaming device may be collecting while you binge watch? Steadily, we are adopting more and more technology into our households. Our homes are becoming more interconnected, with IoT (Internet of Things) devices becoming regular parts of our lives. One of the devices that is the centerpiece of … More Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds

Privacy of fitness tracking apps in the spotlight after soldiers’ exercise routes shared online

In November, fitness tracking app firm Strava released what it described as a “most beautiful” dataset – a heatmap of more than more than 3 trillion individual GPS data points, as their users run, cycle, and hike across the globe. And I agree it’s very beautiful and can certainly see how it might be useful to other … More Privacy of fitness tracking apps in the spotlight after soldiers’ exercise routes shared online

How to stop Twitter tracking you and keep private the websites you visit

Like Facebook, Twitter wants to know which websites you visit and so it has a system for tracking you as you click from site to site, a fact that leads to a pair of interesting questions: “Did you know that?” and “Are you okay with that?” As we will see in a moment, this system … More How to stop Twitter tracking you and keep private the websites you visit