Company confirms it receives mobile phone mast tracking data even with sim removed and privacy features active, but says it will cease to by end of November Google has confirmed it has been able to track the location of Android users via the addresses of local mobile phone masts, even when location services were turned […]

Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai made their first appearances at China’s World Internet Conference, bringing star power to a gathering the Chinese government uses to promote strict online censorship. Apple’s chief executive officer gave a surprise keynote at the opening ceremony on Sunday, calling for future internet and AI technologies to be […]

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from sued for negligence over the breach by a customer seeking class-action status. Hackers have successfully infiltrated numerous companies in recent years. The Uber breach, while large, is dwarfed by those at Yahoo, MySpace, Target Corp., Equifax Inc. What’s more alarming are the extreme […]

An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings. Quartz also said it observed location data being sent even if devices had been reset to factory default settings. Android devices with a cellular data or […]

When Amazon launched its Amazon Key service last month, it also offered a remedy for anyone—realistically, most people—who might be creeped out that the service gives random strangers unfettered access to your home. That security antidote? An internet-enabled camera called Cloud Cam, designed to sit opposite your door and reassuringly record every Amazon Key delivery. […]

In the bright-eyed naiveté of my first few weeks as Facebook's first leader of the ads targeting effort, I'd eagerly confront each new conspiracy theory. "Is Facebook scanning my photos and using that for ad targeting?" was one from a Los Angeles Times reporter. "My cousin uploaded a photo of her boyfriend in a San […]

Well isn't that interesting.Image: ninety7 When you’re selling an accessory to a microphone made by a company that wants access to customers’ homes and an electronic eye in their bedrooms, maybe think long and hard about what name you give it. Or don’t, and just call the damn thing “DOX.”  That appears to have been […]