WhatsApp will re-introduce controversial new privacy policy

  • February 18, 2021
WhatsApp plans to re-introduce the updated privacy policy that ignited a massive backlash against the Facebook-owned messaging app. The company said it will notify users of the new privacy policy “in the coming weeks,” and provide more information ab…

California DMV warns 20 months of records may have been exposed

  • February 18, 2021
A ransomware attack on a company called Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS) has had a ripple effect on customers. One of those is the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which has warned drivers in the state about a potential data breach.
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Clubhouse is tightening security to address China spying fears

  • February 13, 2021
Clubhouse has been garnering hype through its high-profile discussions and a drop-in approach to audio chat, but there are also concerns the Chinese government might eavesdrop on nationals who got the app before it was banned in the country. The deve…

Google returns to updating major iOS apps after months-long wait

  • February 13, 2021
Google has left many of its iOS apps without updates since the start of December, raising questions and even creating problems — users briefly saw "this app is out of date" errors when signing into their Google accounts. That drought is fin…

WhatsApp uses Stories to try and assuage users’ privacy fears

  • January 30, 2021
WhatsApp really, really wants to keep you from jumping to a rival chat service over its controversial new privacy policy, and it’s using some of its built-in features to get the message across. The Verge has learned that WhatsApp is now using Status…

WhatsApp postpones new privacy policy amid ‘confusion’

  • January 15, 2021
WhatsApp says it will give users more time to agree to its controversial new privacy policy, citing mass “confusion” and “misinformation” about the update. The Facebook-owned messaging app now says that it will allow users to “review the policy at th…