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Cambridge Analytica Scandal Spans More Than One Facebook App

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

The Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook is presently enduring spans more than just a single online quiz app that has so far been reported as leveraged for harvesting data on up to 87 million users in 2014, according to one Brittney Kaiser, a former employee of the political consulting firm which testified in front of a British parliamentary committee regarding online misinformation campaigns earlier today. While the This Is Your Digital Life app developed by researcher Aleksandr Kogan was the one that led to the controversy in the first place, abusing Facebook logins to mine data on some...
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Facebook Sued For Collecting Data On User Faces

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

U.S. District Judge James Donato on Monday approved a class-action lawsuit targeting Facebook's practice of analyzing and storing data on user faces based on the images people upload to its social network and the tags they attach to them. Multiple plaintiffs claim their privacy has been violated as part of such activities, with Facebook previously arguing that harvesting data on how people look isn't illegal even without explicit consent. The competent judge still allowed the lawsuit to move forward some three years after being filed based on Facebook's possible violations of the Illinois...
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Google Maps adds "For You" tab to iOS version of the app; feature provides...

Google Maps adds "For You" tab to iOS version of the app; feature provides custom recommendations

Earlier this year, Google added a new feature to the Android version of Google Maps called For You. This service provides Google Maps users with custom recommendations on where... Read more ...

Feature Request: Boost location data privacy with option to share only at...

Feature Request: Boost location data privacy with option to share only at city level

Apple already offers fairly tight control of location data privacy. We can choose whether or not to share it at all. We can choose to share it or not with specific apps. We can... Read more ...

Some apps pass personally identifiable location data to as many as 40 companies

Some apps pass personally identifiable location data to as many as 40 companies

A lengthy NY Times feature provides some stark illustrations of the extent to which potentially-identifiable location data is being captured, shared and retained by both iOS... Read more ...

Google Purges The Play Store Of Click Fraud Apps

Google Purges The Play Store Of Click Fraud Apps

For the most part, the Google Play Store does a pretty good job at keeping out malware that has been disguised as apps. However this doesn't mean that apps on the Play Store... Read more ...

Chrome's Dark Mode For macOS Will Arrive Early 2019

Chrome's Dark Mode For macOS Will Arrive Early 2019

Image credit - MacRumors One of the features of Apple's macOS Mojave update is that it introduces support for dark mode. This means that when applied, some apps will take on a... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Dr. Panda School, 6th Grade Vocabulary Challenge...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Dr. Panda School, 6th Grade Vocabulary Challenge, Apache 3D Sim and More

Head to class with Dr. Panda, increase vocabulary comprehension, and pilot military helicopters with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Visual, Slide Tetromino and Touch To Color

Today's Apps Gone Free: Visual, Slide Tetromino and Touch To Color

Edit and enhance photos, collect keys by melting ice, and touch to color in images with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HomePod $250, up to $350 off iPad Pro, NETGEAR +...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HomePod $250, up to $350 off iPad Pro, NETGEAR + TP-Link Gold Box from $8, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don't forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys... Read more ...

AMD Vega II logo revealed in trademark application

AMD Vega II logo revealed in trademark application

It's no secret AMD will soon announce some form of 7nm graphics card technology at CES 2019 , but we're not sure which GPU line the chipmaker will announce. Thankfully, this... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Visual, Slide Tetromino and Touch To Color

Today's Apps Gone Free: Visual, Slide Tetromino and Touch To Color

Edit and enhance photos, collect keys by melting ice, and touch to color in images with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time... Read more ...