Posts Tagged ‘users’

Android camera bug let hackers spy on users even if phone is LOCKED & screen is OFF

No stranger to security loopholes, Android designers worked hard to bar apps from accessing cameras and mics, unless users give explicit permission by ticking corresponding boxes in the operating system’s properties. But a bombshell report by cybersecurity firm Checkmarx showed how trivial it is to bypass those restrictions. READ MORE: Pegasus returns? WhatsApp users on […]

Pegasus returns? WhatsApp users on alert after Facebook warned of ANOTHER vulnerability exploited by hackers

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp messenger, warned several days ago about a system vulnerability that allows hackers to send “a specially crafted MP4 file” to its Android and iOS users. The bug appears to be similar to the one uncovered this spring, which was used by hackers to infect devices with malware, disguised as ordinary calls. […]

Facebook App Is Secretly Accessing iPhone Users’ Camera

By Mac Slavo While unsuspecting iPhone users read their daily dose of mainstream media news, the Facebook app is secretly accessing the camera on their smartphones. But Facebook says not to worry: it’s only a bug… Users, however, are rightly concerned that Facebook is recording them as they use the app. Unlike on Apple’s computers, […]

Amazon’s ‘Cloud Cam’ Sometimes Shares Users’ ‘Intimate Moments’ With Dozens Of Strangers

Owners of the company’s products should understand that, if you own any device equipped with Amazon’s Alexa – or “NSAlexa” – digital assistant, the e-commerce giant likely has access to some of your most private, intimate moments. Earlier this year, the company was exposed for allowing thousands of employees to listen in on the private […]

Google to face mass action over claims it accessed 4 MILLION iPhone users’ data

In their legal action, claimants accused Google of accessing internet browsing data on Apple iPhones by bypassing Safari’s privacy settings between June 2011 and February 2012.  Mishcon de Reya, the legal firm acting for one of the representative claimants, described the appeals court move as “groundbreaking” as it “confirms a number of important legal principles […]

Another Facebook privacy breach: Hundreds of millions of users’ phone numbers exposed on unprotected server

   Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts were left exposed on an unprotected server in the latest massive security breach to plague the embattled tech giant. Up to 419 million phone numbers were stored on a database housed on multiple servers including the numbers of an estimated 133 million US-based users […]

Facebook privacy breach: Hundreds of millions of users’ phone numbers exposed

Up to 419 million phone numbers were stored on a database housed on multiple servers including the numbers of an estimated 133 million US-based users alone. The revelation comes just weeks after Facebook was slapped with a record $5 billion fine by the US Federal Trade Commission for violating users’ privacy rights. Also on […]

Huge hentai porn site ‘compromises anonymity’ of over a million users

Researchers at digital firm VPNMentor used a flaw in the system to gain access to nearly 1.2 million user accounts registered on the adult website, Luscious. The site allows people to upload and share hentai – porn based on Japanese-style anime and manga – and is one of the most popular haunts for those into […]

‘This is the endgame’: Instagram users vent after site culls meme-posting accounts

The cull was carried out on Friday with no warning to users other than an email to tell the account holders that they had been suspended. One, @Finest.Inventions, claimed more than 13 million followers alone.  Instagram told disgruntled users that the accounts were removed for “not following our terms” without providing more specific details on […]

FaceApp Now Owns Access To More Than 150 Million People’s Faces And Names, And Users Are Angry

July 18, 2019 By Amanda Froelich Before you download an app or a PDF, do you read the Terms and Conditions? If not, you may be unintentionally signing up for trouble, like millions of users have after agreeing to the Terms of Service of FaceApp. The viral app allows people to change facial expressions, looks, […]

AOC Sued for Blocking Users on Twitter

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being sued for blocking users on Twitter based on their personal viewpoints. Former Democratic New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind filed the lawsuit following a federal appeals court ruling earlier in the day barring President Trump from doing the same. “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has blocked me on Twitter yesterday apparently because my critique […]

Facebook now inciting users to commit violence against Paul Joseph Watson and anyone else who isn’t a Left-wing Nazi Brown Shirt

(Natural News) Increasingly unhinged American Leftists claim they are opposed to bigots, racists, and, of course, “facists,” but the reality is, in opposing people who simply disagree with them politically, they are the ones who are acting like the 1930s-era Brown Shirts who were the political enforcers of the Nazi Party. And […]

Libyan hacker used Facebook to access tens of thousands of users’ data

In one of the largest malware campaigns discovered to date using the social media platform Facebook, a suspected Libyan hacker managed to access the private information of tens of thousands of victims by causing them to click on links and files posted on both fake and legitimate pages and groups on the platform, researchers at […]

Exit Scam? Dublin-Based Exchange Bitsane Vanishes With Users’ Funds

Authored by Marie Huillet via, Ireland-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane has apparently vanished, taking as many as 246,000 users’ crypto deposits with it. The news was reported by Forbes on June 27. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph Launched in 2016, Dublin-registered Bitsane LP was formerly listed as one of Ripple’s approved exchanges — a January 2018 CNBC article had also pitched the exchange as an […]

Facebook to Hand Over Users’ Info to French Govt For “Hate Speech” Prosecutions

June 26, 2019 By Chris Menahan Facebook is going to work in concert with the government of France to rat out its own users so they can be prosecuted for “hate speech.” The move comes just three months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged a “privacy-focused” overhaul of the social network. From Reuters, “In a […]

75% of Hindu social media users believe India belongs to all religions – survey

The survey, conducted by the Centre for Studies of Developing Societies (CSDS), studied the impact of social media in shaping public opinion in the lead-up to this year’s national election and found that recent increased exposure to social media has dramatically changed the playing field and shaped opinion, in rather surprising ways. Also on […]

Harvard Study: YouTube Promoted Underage Girls to Users Who Watched Erotic Videos

YouTube promoted videos of scantily clad underage girls as young as 5 or 6 to users who viewed “erotic” material on the platform, according to a disturbing study by Harvard researchers. The team of researchers at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University found the trend when examining the algorithm of […]

Google Nest Users Couldn’t Unlock Doors, Use A/C, or Operate Baby Monitors During Platform Outage

June 3, 2019 By B.N. Frank Is a “Smart” home really a happy home?  Besides the increasing reports of privacy and cybersecurity risks and violations, when platform outages happen, everything connected to it stops working. From Last night, Google reported several issues with its Cloud Platform, which made several Google sites slow or inoperable. […]

Privacy? What’s that? Facebook lawyer argues users have none

   Facebook’s lawyer has denied the social media platform invaded American users’ privacy when it allowed their personal data to be slurped up by Cambridge Analytica, claiming they had no privacy to begin with. No crime, no victims? “There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” attorney Orin Snyder argued […]

Privacy? What’s that? Facebook lawyer argues users have none

“There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” attorney Orin Snyder argued in a motion to have a class-action lawsuit against Facebook dismissed in California’s Northern District Court this week. The suit alleges Facebook’s failure to protect user data from predatory third parties like Cambridge Analytica constitutes invasion of privacy, […]

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