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Avast’s Free Antivirus Tracked And Sold User Data To Google, Microsoft

Popular antivirus firm Avast reportedly harvested users’ data via browser plugins and then sold it through a subsidiary to several biggest companies in the world, according to an investigative study done by Motherboard and PCMag. Jumpshot, a subsidiary of Avast, is responsible for selling data, accessing user data from Avast Antivirus’ free […]

Facebook gave Tinder special access to user data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave Tinder and similar dating apps special access to user data, revealed leaked emails between two executives, reports Forbes. The leaked correspondence released last Wednesday is a part of a long-running lawsuit between Facebook and Six4Three LLC, a former Facebook app developer that produced a way […]

Russia orders Tinder to provide user data to intelligence services

Russia requires dating app Tinder to give user data to secret services on demand Tinder, the popular dating app, is now required to share information of its users – including messages and photos – with Russian authorities, the country’s communications regulator said on Monday. Under recent Russian laws, 175 companies […]

Telegram desktop app leaked IP addresses during voice call

Telegram desktop app leaked IP addresses in calls – Patch released Instant messaging app Telegram has released a fix that caused the messaging app to expose users’ IP addresses during voice calls. Dhiraj Mishra, a security researcher, discovered a vulnerability (CVE-2018-17780) in the official Desktop version of Telegram (tdesktop) for Windows, […]

Apple pulls Facebook’s free VPN app from App Store citing privacy violations

Facebook pulls out its VPN app from Apple’s App Store for violating new rules on data collection Apple kicked off Facebook’s data-security app, Onavo Protect from its iOS App Store after the iPhone manufacturer found that the social media giant was violating new App Store Guidelines. According to the recently revamped guidelines […]

CCleaner users annoyed over active monitoring, user data collection

Avast responds to CCleaner outburst; promises users will be able to individually control both Active Monitoring and heartbeat Users of CCleaner, the much-loved system cleaning tool, have been complaining of the product sloping downward with ‘malware’, advertising and other things ever since its maker Piriform has been bought by anti-virus […]

Facebook shared its users’ data with 60 Companies

Facebook shared users’ personal data with 60 companies including Apple, Samsung, and Amazon While Facebook is still reeling under the heat of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a new report in The New York Times has raised fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies. The Times has claimed that the social networking […]

Facebook suspends 200 apps for misusing user data

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation In the wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal wherein 87 million Facebook users’ data were collected without their explicit consent, the social media giant has now suspended 200 apps on its platform over uncertainties of misusing user data as part of the first […]