Microsoft announced today that its Outlook app for iOS and Android meets security and compliance requirements of US government workers. As of January 15, Government Community Cloud (GCC) High and Department of Defense (DoD) customers can download and use the app.
The company updated the app's mobile architecture to meet the government's security compliance requirements to protect sensitive information. To meet compliance, Microsoft uses its native sync technology to create a direct link between its mobile app and... Read More »
Last year, nearly half of Facebook (download for iOS or Android) users between the ages of 18 and 29 deleted the app from their phones. The company has seen an exodus of younger users in the last few years after the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Odds are, at least once a day, you open a weather app. You might check in the morning to learn the day's forecast or in the evening to prepare for tomorrow's weather.
So the light of what seems like an endless stream of news about the lack of data privacy in apps, you may not be surprised to hear that your weather app may be spying on you.
The SocialRecall app (download for iOS or Android) brings a whole new meaning to "I'm bad at names, but I'm great with faces." The facial recognition app wants to make large events like weddings and conferences less stressful by helping users remember who people are.
Instead of having to remember a person's name, if you download the app, simply point your smartphone camera at an event attendee's face. SocialRecall will identify them, display their name and links to... Read More »
Despite the existence of millions of popular apps and services today, the humble little web browser keeps on trucking. However, online security and privacy has gotten a lot trickier over the years, and both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox arguably need a few tweaks to their settings to help you stay safe on the web. Let's get you up to speed on password management, Google account management, two-factor authentication, spyware, virtual private networks, and more.Google Chrome settings
1. Disable Chrome's... Read More »
On April 4, 2017, a measure was signed into federal law that allows Internet service providers to collect and sell your personal data without your consent. Things including your physical location, your favorite websites, and what Internet apps you use are all valid targets for a price tag. One of the ways you can maintain your privacy is with a virtual private network (VPN). While these were originally designed for business users, VPNs have greatly expanded in recent years... Read More »
Apple sent push notifications promoting Carpool Karaoke, and users aren't happy about it. Users' phones alerted on December 7 and December 14 for two episodes of the show.
Apple users took to Twitter and voiced their distaste for the notifications.
"Why did Apple just send me a notification about an all new carpool karaoke, something I've never watched and have absolutely no interest in?" Mark Fletcher tweeted.
Besides sending a potentially unwanted notification, Apple violated its own policy against... Read More »
When you think of data breaches and privacy violations, Facebook probably comes to mind. The company's privacy policies went under a microscope after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. And, Facebook is under new scrutiny after it came to light that the company granted Netflix, Spotify, Amazon and others access to mass amounts of user data.
As a parent, keeping your child safe is one of your most important jobs. Today parents must be aware of not only physical dangers in the world but digital ones as well.
Parents in today's digital era walk a thin line between what constitutes prying and protection when their children are on the internet.
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US Senator Mark Warner called for legislators to look into Chinese app makers and their connections to the Chinese government, ominously comparing them to two major telecom companies, Huawei and ZTE, which were just banned from US government use in light of longstanding security concerns.
The Virginia Senator told BuzzFeed News today that Congress desperately needs to examine a variety of tech-related issues, both for national security reasons as well as the safety of US citizens and businesses.
"Under Chinese... Read More »