TikTok sale
TikTok is really bad with privacy: how it collects face and voice data
Check out the latest changes to TikTok’s privacy policy that will now allow it to collect biometric data from its users
protect your privacy
Stop being so negligent when it comes to your privacy!
Nothing is for free. Especially not online. There’s always a price, and it’s your most valuable asset: your data. Protect your privacy!
Facebook
Facebook already in trouble with governments over WhatsApp data collection
We hope that Facebook will someday realize that its users don’t want their data to be collected over WhatsApp or any other app
Stop being naive when it comes to things like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, etc.
Facebook is breaking promises about WhatsApp, as expected. Learn how to tell if your next messaging app is going to last or will eventually become horrible just like the others.
Pixel 5 deal
Pocketnow Daily: Google Pixel 5 Pro Leaks Sound Real & Fake? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about a possible Google Pixel 5 Pro, Apple’s plans to ditch cables in the future, and more.
TikTok
TikTok was found tracking users and secretly collecting data
The social media app TikTok was recently discovered collecting MAC addresses from its users and bypassing Android’s built-in protections
Think twice before using Zoom again, Singapore teachers stop using it after “serious incidents”
Teachers in Singapore have been told to stop using Zoom to give classes after some children were allegedly exposed to inappropriate content
Privacy-focused email service ProtonMail banned in Russia
ProtonMail, the privacy-focused email service that is favoured by journalists for its security measures, has been banned in Russia.
iPhone 9 / iPhone SE price, launch date
Pocketnow Daily: The iPhone 9 Design was just LEAKED!!(video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible design of the iPhone 9, specs of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and more
FBI needs Apple’s help to unlock a mass shooter’s iPhone
The FBI is trying to get help from Apple to unlock a password-protected iPhone that belonged to the shooter of the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Florida
Facebook may not integrate WhatsApp and Instagram because of the FTC
It seems that Facebook may soon start its WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger integration, but the Federal Trade Commission may want to think otherwise
Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 with CRAZY Price and Camera?!(video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible camera in the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the new name for the iPhone SE 2 and more
Hong Kong protesters should be smarter about their messaging apps
Hong Kong protesters have been seeking out new ways of communicating without government intervention. Here’s a potentially much better option compared to the messaging apps that they’ve been using.
Apparently, I have to install spyware on my phone in order to attend a Weird Al concert
If you enjoy supporting your favorite artists by attending their shows, watch out for the AXS ticketing app. It could be a nightmare!
Everything that’s WRONG with Facebook | PNWeekly 367
Facebook is finally paying for its issues to the tune of $5B – but Joshua Vergara and Jaime Rivera discuss why this might not be enough.
Pocketnow Daily: FaceApp could be STEALING your PHOTOS… (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about how FaceApp could be stealing your photos, the new ASUS ROG Phone 2, Samsung’s new 12GB RAM chip and more
Apple, Google, and Microsoft allow anyone to violate your privacy with an email
Almost all email programs would notify you of potential privacy issues before loading certain emails. That’s no longer the case, so you’re probably being tracked now.
Brave Rewards
How Brave Browser lets you support your favorite sites with Brave Rewards
What we like about Brave is that is serves up ads with privacy in mind. What’s really cool about the Brave Browser is their new Brave Rewards system.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp vulnerability allowed installation of spyware on phones
A WhatsApp vulnerability was discovered that allowed attackers to install government-grade spyware on phones running affected versions.
Google introduces auto-delete Location History information
The topic of Google recording your Location History is an old one. Luckily, the Android-maker is now introducing new ways to limit its intrusion.
Librem One is a new privacy & freedom focused software suite for your smartphone
Sick of Facebook spying on your conversations, Apple pretending to care about security, Alexa employees laughing at the things you say, and Google collecting data from your email? The Librem One suite may be a good security defense for your smartphone.
screen time
Apple issues official statement on removed screen time apps
Apple issues an official statement after reports that it anticompetitively removed screen time apps from the Store. The company cites privacy reasons.
WhatsApp Group
WhatsApp Group privacy settings updated. Only join groups you want
Today WhatsApp announced changes to the WhatsApp Group privacy settings. You can now choose who can add you to a group chat.
Brave
Why Pocketnow recommends Brave, a private browser that rewards users
As a publisher, we loathe ads. It’s just that they keep the lights on. But we do recommend Brave, a browser that is blocking ads, among other things.
Think your Facebook password is safe? Think again!
A recent Facebook password issue has surfaced, and, according to reports, between 200 million and 600 million users were and their passwords were affected.