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2019 Starts with New Data Privacy Issues: Cell Carriers Sold Users' Data

by Aigerim Berzinya - Jan 16, 2019

This year has started off with a major new location data privacy scandal. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have all been caught sharing and selling location data — again — after they had already pledged to the US Congress to stop. Will there ever be any consequences for their consistent trampling of users' privacy rights?

The Top Apps to Keep Your Location and Personal Data Safe and Secure

The Top Apps to Keep Your Location and Personal Data Safe and Secure

by Aigerim Berzinya - Jan 05, 2019

The world is waking up to the reality that our apps are leaking, harvesting, sharing, and selling our data—both location data and other types—rampantly. Thank god for GDPR arriving on the scene, but still our governments are either turning a blind eye or unable to keep up. What can we do? Use better apps.

Google Plus Data Breach: the Aftermath of Secrecy

Google Plus Data Breach: the Aftermath of Secrecy

by Aigerim Berzinya - Oct 12, 2018

Google Plus will be shut down by the end of August, 2019. Within three years about 430 apps had access to the private data of Google Plus users - such as name, email address, occupation, gender, and age, no matter if users marked the data as private. It seems that 2018 will be known as the year of the “data breach”, but you never know. It is still October...

Facebook: Massive Hack Affecting 50 Million Users

Facebook: Massive Hack Affecting 50 Million Users

by Aigerim Berzinya - Oct 05, 2018

The world’s biggest social network suffers a massive hack affecting 50 million users after it is discovered that Facebook uses 2fa numbers and shadow contact info for ad purposes.

Twenty Four Popular iOS Apps Share Private Location Data Without Users’ Knowledge. Is anyone surprised?

by Aigerim Berzinya - Sep 14, 2018

People talk about private location data and how it is bad to share it. The EU countries agreed on GDPR regulations, but still more apps continue sharing private location data without users` permission. In this article we have listed twenty four iOS apps you would be careful with.

Security Vulnerabilities of Most Popular Location Sharing and Spying Apps

Security Vulnerabilities of Most Popular Location Sharing and Spying Apps

by Aigerim Berzinya - Sep 07, 2018

Security experts Siegfried Rasthofer and Stephan Huber worked on a study titled “All your family secrets belong to us – Worrisome security issues in tracker apps”. The experts revealed a huge amount of security vulnerabilities among 18 of the most popular location sharing and spying apps that can be found in Google Play Store.

Google in Hot Water for Their Rampant Location Data Tracking

Google in Hot Water for Their Rampant Location Data Tracking

by Stephen Schroeder - Aug 24, 2018

"Big company overstep fatigue" got you down? Well brace yourself, Google has recently been caught out in 3 major breaches of users' trust. #1, surreptitiously recording and storing users' location data without their consent. #2, incognito browsing isn't as incognito as you thought, and #3, Google Home and Chromecast are also spilling data.

Privacy Experts Weigh in on the Risks in Location Data

Privacy Experts Weigh in on the Risks in Location Data

by Aigerim Berzinya - Aug 15, 2018

Users seldom think about the location data their apps and devices are generating. This info is very personal and can expose both individuals and companies to a surprising array of risk. We ask top privacy experts why users should be aware and steps they can take to control it.

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Data Privacy in Social Media: Who Takes Responsibility and Data Protection as a Priority Feature

Data Privacy in Social Media: Who Takes Responsibility and Data Protection as a Priority Feature

by Aigerim Berzinya - Apr 09, 2018

When it comes to data privacy and security, it is irresponsible to blame someone for all troubles happened to us. However, it does not remove any social media platforms guiltiness in personal data leaks, which happened recently. The EU and its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) go into effect on May 25, 2018. There are big expectations to it. We will see...

16 Worst and Most Extreme Ways Employers are Spying on Their People

16 Worst and Most Extreme Ways Employers are Spying on Their People

by Aigerim Berzinya - Dec 20, 2017

There are regular employee tracking apps which offer a usual set of features, such as GPS monitoring, performance tracking, closed messaging employees` groups, time tracking features, and etc. However, some of them can be considered as too invasive like incognito agents. This article is about spying apps used for secretly monitoring employees` activities at work (maybe not only at work).

Norwegian Consumer Council Releases Alarming Report on Child Smartwatch Privacy and Security Failures

Norwegian Consumer Council Releases Alarming Report on Child Smartwatch Privacy and Security Failures

by Stephen Schroeder - Nov 09, 2017

The state-supported Norwegian Consumer Council has conducted thorough research on child GPS smartwatches with phone calling features and has released the exposé '#WatchOut' seeking to push improvement and more regulation of the products. They are referring the Norwegian Data Protection Authority and the Consumer Ombudsman to review the manufacturers for breaches of the Norwegian Personal Data Act and the Marketing Control Act. The report has spread to a call in the US for the FTC to do likewise.

GDPR in Europe: Citizens with Super Power and Companies with Restrictions

by Aigerim Berzinya - Jun 07, 2018

The European Union is trying to make companies respect individuals` data privacy. Hopefully, GDPR changes giant internet corporations` attitude regarding data protection. One day other countries will follow the EU and will come up with similar laws to keep all of our data encrypted, private and anonymous.

Top 11 Worst Location Data Privacy Breaches

by Stephen Schroeder - Sep 25, 2017

Personal location data includes where you are right now, where you've been, where you often go, the locations of your loved ones and more. Safeguarding it is critical for safety but this data is too often overlooked and dangerous data leaks have occurred, often by big companies that should know better.

Snapchat + Zenly - The Privacy and Security Risks of Location Sharing Apps

Snapchat + Zenly - The Privacy and Security Risks of Location Sharing Apps

by Stephen Schroeder - Jul 13, 2017

If you use a location sharing app from Google (Google Maps introduced location sharing a while ago) or Facebook (location sharing features are part of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp) get ready to be tightly followed. Google and Facebook are probably the two biggest digital ad agencies in the world (both companies receive a huge chunk of their profit from ads) and you can be assured they will use your location data to serve you better ads. Snapchat will be doing even more.

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Private Search Engines Could Shake Google's Empire in Years to Come

Privacy & Security | by Aigerim Berzinya - Mar 13, 2019

Google is one of the most powerful search engines we have ever known. It dominates all other sources and it still has been developed. However, Google has damaged its reputation in data privacy incidents. What would happen if Google was replaced by other private search engines? Is it possible?

10 Ways GPS Can Save Your Company Money (Updated)

10 Ways GPS Can Save Your Company Money (Updated)

Business | by Stephen Schroeder - Feb 24, 2019

GPS technology is an unsung hero of our modern digital times, a backbone on which many innovative applications have grown to rely on. With commercial GPS companies can navigate, track and locate more effectively. GPS improves efficiency, productivity and precision; ultimately helping companies save costs and maximize profitability.

Turtler App for Business Testing at Binga Beach Resort - Palawan

Turtler App for Business Testing at Binga Beach Resort - Palawan

Business | by Aigerim Berzinya - Feb 18, 2019

Getting closer! The Binga Beach resort in Palawan, Philippines will begin testing the Turtler App for Business during construction of their luxury glamping and other lodgning modules on their beautiful Lumambong Beach.

Complete Guide to the Top 23 School Bus GPS Tracking Systems (Updated)

Complete Guide to the Top 23 School Bus GPS Tracking Systems (Updated)

Friends & Family | by Stephen Schroeder - Feb 01, 2019

With specialized trackers parents can always know where their kids are, are they safe, and are they in school. In addition to GPS tracker devices and apps for kids there are also specialized services capable of providing real-time tracking of school buses. Instead of giving the information just to parents, these apps and services help school administrators keep track of ...