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?
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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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?
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.
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.
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 ...