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With Windows 10, Microsoft has raised user data tracking to new levels. Worse, Microsoft has been reticent to divulge what it’s collecting and exactly how it uses that gathered data, further blurring the thin line it’s walking between telemetry and snooping. In fact, Microsoft’s unwillingness to share details about the user data it gathers from […]

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The latest Uber mobile app update allows the company to track users’ locations, even after their trip, according to news reports. The latest software update introduces a new design and new features, but also changes the way the service collects location data for commuters. Passengers are prompted to share their location for another five minutes […]

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From as early as 2012, mobile phone activity on commercial airlines has been monitored by the intelligence agencies NSA (US) and GCHQ (UK) with Air France being a top target as of 2005, Le Monde announced yesterday, based on additional information from Edward Snowden’s leaked information. “In 2009, in an internal document, the NSA emphasizes […]

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Stalkerware is the latest label given to some apps in the iOS App Store. Stalkerware apps only offer “Always” or “Never” for location tracking, and that has some iOS users very upset because they feel that their privacy is being violated by these kinds of apps. A writer at Medium recently weighed in with a […]

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