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Facebook unveils new tool that allows users control over third-party data collection

Facebook launches tool to let users control the information gathered from third-party apps and websites Facebook who is often criticized for violating user’s privacy on Tuesday finally rolled out its long-awaited privacy tool that allows its users to see and control all the data that third-party apps and websites share […]

These iPhone Lightning Cable Can Hijack Your Computer

Legit-looking modified lightning cables can be used to access Apple devices remotely A security researcher has created a modified Apple Lightning cables that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely access your Mac computers. The inventor of the cable, only known as _MG_ on Twitter, demonstrated the Apple USB Lightning cable […]

Russian FSB Intel Agency Contractor Hacked, Secret Projects Exposed

Hackers steal massive trove of Russian-spy agency data and leak it to the media Hackers broke into the server of a major contractor for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and stole 7.5 terabytes of data in what is possibly “the largest data leak in the history of the work […]

New Zip Bomb Compresses 4.5PB of Data Into 46MB File

‘Non-recursive Zip bomb’ can extract 4.5 Petabytes of data into 46MB David Fifield, a programmer, and an engineer have just revealed a brand-new “Zip bomb” that compresses more than 4.5 petabytes of data within a single Zip file with 46MB. This new kind of “Zip bomb” or “compression bomb” is […]

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 Computer Science Institute (ICSI), which […]

Philips Hue’s Company Launches LiFi Lights that beam data at 250 Mbps

Signify reveals LiFi lighting systems with incredible data speeds Signify, previously known as Phillips Lighting, has launched a new range of LiFi systems that includes the world’s fastest and most reliable Li-Fi systems commercially available. For those unaware, LiFi (short form for Light Fidelity), a super-fast alternative to WiFi, is […]

Hackers steal data of 100 million Quora users

Quora hack exposes data of about 100 million users Quora, the question-and-answer sharing website, announced yesterday that data of about 100 million of its users was compromised as a result of unauthorized access to one of their systems by a “malicious third party”. “We recently became aware that some user data […]

Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google now lets users delete search history more easily Google announced that it is making it easier for users to understand and control their data from directly within its products, starting with Search. “Today, we’re making it easier for you to make decisions about your data directly within the Google […]

Google admits third-party developers can access users’ Gmail inbox

Google still allows third-party developers to scan your Gmail accounts In July this year, we had reported how Google is allowing third-party app developers access to user’s private messages in Gmail. Now, the search giant has officially admitted in a letter to US lawmakers that it allows third-party apps to […]