Sunday, May 26, 2024


Sorry, Microsoft — I don’t want Copilot+ reading my DMs yet

Copilot+ PCs can track everything you do to provide helpful context, but I'm not convinced the new devices are free of issues quite yet.

Security experts just found two giant smartphone privacy issues

Advertisements and notifications are a common part of the whole smartphone experience. But according to two new reports, they present troubling privacy issues.

Apple Wins Early Victory Against Spyware Maker NSO Group in Court

Apple has dealt a blow against spyware maker NSO Group and the Israeli firm's efforts to move Apple's lawsuit against

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption by Default

Meta is rolling out end-to-end encryption for personal messages and calls on Messenger and Facebook, finally delivering on a pledge

Apple Confirms Governments Using Push Notifications to Surveil Users

Unidentified governments are surveilling smartphone users by tracking push notifications that move through Google's and Apple's servers, a US senator

WhatsApp Now Lets You Hide Your IP Address During Calls

WhatsApp has introduced a new privacy feature that lets you hide your IP address from whoever you call over the

Apple almost rejected Google for this key Safari feature

An ongoing trial has revealed that Apple considered dropping Google in place of DuckDuckGo for Safari’s private browsing tool, with major privacy implications.

I found a Chrome extension that makes web browsing bearable again

Cookie consent pop-ups are designed to be manipulative and confusing, but you can beat them and protect your privacy with this clever browser extension.

Chrome is making a key change to protect you from phishing

Google will soon start moving all Chrome users over to its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature, which is designed to quickly root out dangerous phishing websites.

ChatGPT is violating your privacy, says major GDPR complaint

ChatGPT is breaching a host of privacy rules, says a new complaint. If it’s upheld, it could lead to huge fines for OpenAI -- and changes to how ChatGPT works.

Facebook might get chatbots — and that could be a problem

A new report claims Facebook will soon get chatbots with personalities, but concerns have been raised over the implications for privacy and misinformation.

Google is creating ‘internet surveillance DRM,’ critics say

Google’s new project could be misused to prevent ad blocking and destroy rival browsers, critics say. Google argues it is fighting for privacy. Who is right?

DuckDuckGo’s Windows browser is here to protect your privacy

Worried about the ways you’re tracked online? DuckDuckGo’s privacy-focused web browser has just arrived on Windows, and you can try the free public beta today.

ChatGPT gets a private mode for secret AI chats. Here’s how to use it

Want to have a secret conversation with ChatGPT? Now you can, thanks to OpenAI's new privacy feature that keeps your chats hidden but not entirely private.

How to get your share of Facebook’s $750M settlement

Meta (formerly Facebook) might owe users between 2007 and 2022 money due to privacy infringement.

Beware: many ChatGPT extensions and apps could be malware

ChatGPT is so exciting that it's easy to catch AI fever and eagerly install new extensions and apps. Here's why you need to be cautious.