According to a report recently published by Bloomberg, it seems that Apple has made changes to its App Store regulations about a week ago. The tech giant has now placed restrictions with regards to the manner in which app developers can collect, utilize, and even share data about friends or contacts of owners of iPhone devices.
Facebook has said that private posts on its platform from May 18th to May 22nd of last month may have been inadvertently shared to the public. According to the world’s biggest social media brand, the incident was caused by a bug in its system, which had affected about 14 million Facebook users.
As indicated in a report recently posted by Avast in its official blog, it seems that a number of cheap non-Google-certified Android powered mobile devices have shipped preinstalled with a type of malware that could have users unknowingly download apps they should not be utilizing or accessing.
LocationSmart has claimed that it could locate any mobile phone within the United States, and as a matter of fact, the California based firm is offering a demonstration on its official website (free of charge), where one can track any handset, provided that the owner of the device being located has given his or her full permission.
This week, HTC took the opportunity to formally introduce its newest smartphone offering -- the Exodus. So what makes this particular handset so special? This device so happens to be the first ever smartphone made by a major mobile manufacturing brand that is dedicated to blockchain encryption.
A research team from Elcomsoft has discovered a new iPhone feature called USB Restricted Mode when going over the code for iOS 11.4, and it functions exactly as it sounds -- it deactivates any transfer of data over USB if the iPhone unit has not been unlocked for a period of a week. The USB data transfer will be reactivated when a user unlocks the device (by normal means), and even if the USB Restricted Mode is still on, the iPhone will still be capable of charging.
Blu has agreed to settle with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with regards to charges that it had permitted a third party’s servers in China to harvest private data from customers, including text messages, location information (even in real time), telephone numbers, lists of contacts, and downloaded mobile apps.
Google’s Android is generally considered as the most widely used mobile operating system in the face of the planet. Part of what makes the platform so popular is its open source nature, which basically means that various phone makers and wireless service providers can do their own tweaks depending on what is best for their devices or networks.
However, the burden of rolling out the latest Android updates often lies on the hands of these mobile manufacturers, and it usually takes some time before the newest Android version can actually land on a specific smartphone or tablet make or model. What is worse is that there are times when potentially important security updates are missed.
The biggest social media platform in the face of the planet has decided to rewrite parts of its Terms of Service as well as its Data Use Policy. Basically what Facebook is doing this time around is allow for more clarification with regards to how it collects and uses people’s data. Facebook users are given a whole week in order to provide their feedback regarding the rewritten sections.
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