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Google updates its Privacy Policy; introduces additional privacy for Chrome extensions

  • Google upgrades its privacy policy for Chrome extensions that will allow users to know extension developer’s data collection practices.
  • Developers will now have to verify their data collection purpose before the tech giant.
  • This new policy will be initiated from January 2021 and will be revealed on the Chrome Web Store listing on Jan.18.
Last Updated: November 26, 2020 by Douglas Mabiria

After Chrome and Firefox; fake add-ons turn up to Microsoft’s Edge

Microsoft is highly known for Windows, computer software, and cloud services. The company also entered into the web browsing network coming up against the leading browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. With that, Microsoft is also up against a big battle in keeping away the abusive add-ons. Google and…
Last Updated: November 26, 2020 by Samuel Walker

Facebook fixes a major bug; saves millions of Android Messenger users from getting spied

Facebook rooted a harmful bug that could have left millions of its Android Messenger users at risk of being spied. The users were on the verge of losing their privacy, just through a phone call. All an attacker had to do was to send a bug text message named ‘SdpUpdate’…
Last Updated: November 20, 2020 by Samuel Walker

Sci-Hub tracks researchers using spyware; SNSI claims

The cyber intelligence firm that provides solutions between universities and publishers, Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI), unveils that Sci-Hub uses spyware to track researchers’ databases. As scientific researchers seek relevant stuff online, they are possibly surveilled without knowing. As most researchers are unwilling to pay for online academic research material,…
Last Updated: November 18, 2020 by Douglas Mabiria

Canadian government to amend privacy laws; bill legislation expected this week

The federal government of Canada is on its way to its first major privacy legislation in decades. After the increasing threats of cyberbullying and other security breaches, Trudeau’s government has decided to shape up a new bill to protect citizens’ privacy. Canada’s Innovation Minister, Naveed Bains, indicated that the federal…
Last Updated: November 17, 2020 by Nwachukwu Glory

EU privacy activist group Noyb claims Apple tracks users, files two complaints

Apple is up against a famous European advocate Maximilian Schrems. The Austrian privacy campaigner claims that the iPhone maker tracks users without their consent. On Nov. 16, Noyb, Noyb, the privacy advocate group that Maximilian Schrems leads, filed two complaints against the $2 trillion…
Last Updated: November 17, 2020 by Nwachukwu Glory

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