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February 2012 - April 2019


Privacy is a growing concern in today’s world. Follow along with all our coverage related to privacy, security, what Apple and other companies are doing to keep your information safe, and what steps you can take to keep your information private.

Privacy Stories April 10

DETOUR Act seeks to ban deceptive behavioral psychology tricks to get your personal data

Two US senators have introduced the DETOUR Act, a bipartisan bill designed to ban apps and websites from using deceptive behavioral psychology tricks to obtain access to your personal data …

Privacy Stories April 3

Facebook caught exposing millions of private records from users on Amazon servers

In the latest security gaffe for Facebook, millions of private records from the platform’s users have been found unprotected on Amazon’s cloud servers.

Privacy Stories March 28

Apple’s new iPhone XR ad tackles the hairy issue of private web browsing in privacy push play on video

After releasing a humorous new promotional video about how Apple takes privacy seriously earlier this month, the company has shared another privacy ad highlighting how Safari limits cross-site tracking.

Privacy Stories March 15

Facebook announces AI system to detect revenge porn, says accounts posting it will be deleted

Facebook first started trialling a system to combat revenge porn late last year, but it had one rather scary aspect: you had to upload your own nudes so the platform knew which images it should block. The social network has today announced a new AI-based detection system …

Privacy Stories March 14

Privacy has long been a value for Apple, hammered by Steve Jobs a decade ago and built-in to Apple’s software, something that can’t be said for many other tech companies. But marketing privacy as a product feature can be tricky. How do you show it?

Apple’s latest iPhone ad tackles that challenge head-on, connecting privacy to iPhone in the most relatable ways yet — like public bathroom etiquette.

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Privacy Stories March 11

Apple is one of a number of high-profile companies which had corporate data exposed through their Box accounts, an enterprise cloud storage service.

In all, cybersecurity firm Adversis found that data from more than 90 companies was exposed …

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