Privacy News

US’s FTC seeks privacy information from video streaming and social media giants

Mahrukh Rubab Last Updated: December 26, 2020
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered some of the biggest tech companies to hand over information on collecting…
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Menstruation apps share users private data with third-parties, reports Privacy International

Nwachukwu Glory Last Updated: December 22, 2020
Apps and organizations tracking users’ information without their knowledge has become a new normal. The user’s digital privacy is under…
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Facebook to shift UK users from EU’s privacy jurisdiction to California post-Brexit

Douglas Mabiria Last Updated: December 17, 2020
The social media giant has decided to switch legal control from its Irish unit to its headquarters in California. Facebook…
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Privacy wallets are used for more than 13% of money laundering crimes, reports Elliptic

Douglas Mabiria Last Updated: December 14, 2020
One of the most evolving technologies, blockchain-backed cryptocurrencies, is anticipated to replace the traditional banking transferring system. However, Bitcoin (BTC)…
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French ePrivacy monitor charges Google and Amazon with hefty penalties for breaching Cookies Policy

Abeerah Hashim Last Updated: December 11, 2020
The National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (CNIL), France’s digital privacy defender, posts heavy fines against the tech giants on…
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Apple tightening websites and app privacy as it gears up to release anti-tracking feature

Nwachukwu Glory Last Updated: December 24, 2020
One of the stalwart features of Apple remains its security and user privacy. It’s one key aspect that has kept…
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Edward Snowden asks Donald Trump to free Wikileaks founder before leaving the White House

Rob Githinji Last Updated: December 4, 2020
Will the current U.S. President Donald Trump pardon a well-known person? Recently, Trump pardoned a Navy…
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Google updates its Privacy Policy; introduces additional privacy for Chrome extensions

Douglas Mabiria Last Updated: November 26, 2020
The search giant has finally announced a solid developer strategy for online privacy. The new policy would restrict developers’ liberty…
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Facebook fixes a major bug; saves millions of Android Messenger users from getting spied

Samuel Walker Last Updated: December 24, 2020
Facebook rooted a harmful bug that could have left millions of its Android Messenger users at risk of being spied.
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Sci-Hub tracks researchers using spyware; SNSI claims

Douglas Mabiria Last Updated: November 18, 2020
The cyber intelligence firm that provides solutions between universities and publishers, Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI), unveils that Sci-Hub uses…
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