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  1. New York Times’ tech columnist deleted Facebook last year. Here’s what changed (and what didn’t).

    When Facebook and its family of apps experienced a daylong malfunction last week…

  2. Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years; Change your Facebook and/or Instagram password now

    The Facebook source said the investigation so far indicates between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by more than 20,000 Facebook employees…

  3. doxo launches Apple Pay, simplifying bill payments to over 45,000 billers

    doxo, the online bill payment service, today announced the launch of Apple Pay…

  4. Apple locking down the Mac? macOS 10.15 said to require a developer ID certificate

    Apple plans to lock down their desktop OS for version 10.15 later this year…

  5. Investigators sought to use Michael Cohen’s face and fingerprints to access his Apple devices

    Investigators asked for court permission to use Michael Cohen’s Face ID and fingerprints to access Apple devices…

  6. Roku has nearly finalized support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 in Roku media players and Roku-based smart TVs

    AirPlay 2 integration is expected to arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update for Roku media players…

  7. Facebook’s so-called ‘pivot to privacy’ puts Apple in its crosshairs

    The big question after CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s ‘pivot to privacy’ was whether…

  8. If you use Google’s Chrome browser on your Mac, update it right now

    Google has confirmed a recent update to Chrome was to patch a zero-day issue…

  9. Beleaguered Facebook’s reputation is plummeting

    Facebook’s reputation took a deep dive over the past year…

  10. FBI Director Christopher Wray continues pushing for encryption back doors

    The encryption war is quiet now, but the murky back-and-forth between…

  11. Google publicly discloses macOS zero-day flaw after Apple misses 90-day bug-fix deadline

    Google has publicly disclosed a zero-day flaw in Apple’s macOS…

  12. Researcher gives Apple details of macOS Keychain security flaw despite lack of macOS bug bounties

    A German teenager who discovered a macOS Keychain security flaw last month has now shared the details with Apple…

  13. New York investigating at least eleven iOS apps for transmitting personal data to Facebook, including ‘sexual activity’

    A New York regulator is ramping up a promised investigation of how Facebook Inc. gathered sensitive personal information…

  14. EFF calls on Apple to let users truly encrypt iCloud backups as part of ‘fix it already’ initiative

    When data is backed up to iCloud, it’s encrypted so that Apple, and not just the user, can access it…

  15. Cellebrite, the Feds’ favorite iPhone hacking tool, is selling on ebay for $100 – and it’s leaking data

    hen eBay merchant Mr. Balaj was looking through a pile of hi-fi junk at an auction in the U.K…

  16. FBI: End-to-end encryption like Apple’s ‘infects’ law enforcement

    Nearly three years after the Federal Bureau of Investigation abandoned an effort to force Apple Inc…

  17. Microsoft CEO echoes Apple CEO Cook: Privacy is a ‘fundamental human right’

    Any company that develops solutions that do not prioritize trust on either Apple or Microsoft’s platforms must now consider themselves warned…

  18. iOS 12 now installed on 83% of all devices introduced in the last four years

    Four and a half months after launch, the iOS 12 operating system is installed on…

  19. These apps are stealing your most private data and it should be a crime

    Some of the most popular apps in some of the most popular categories are stealing your most personal…

  20. You give apps your sensitive personal information, then they tell Facebook, even if you have no connection to Facebook

    Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps; body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycles, pregnancy status…

  21. Some 17,000 Android apps track users, even when told to stop

    Roughly 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record…

  22. The great Equifax mystery: 17 months later, the stolen data has never been found

    Something unusual happened. The data disappeared. Completely…

  23. Why your company should deploy Apple Watches

    Apple’s is far and away the leading smartwatch brand according to the latest NPD data…

  24. Why Apple is disabling Safari’s ‘Do Not Track’ feature

    Apple takes privacy very seriously…

  25. Security researcher reveals macOS exploit to access Keychain passwords, refuses to share with Apple (plus: how to secure your Keychain)

    Security researcher Linuz Henze has shared a video demonstration of a macOS Mojave exploit to access passwords stored in the Keychain…

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