Google is policing itself on privacy because it knows it has to

Most people have known for years that technology giants like Facebook and Google make a ton of money by knowing exactly what people do online and selling…

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Google updates Gmail and other iOS apps for the first time in months

Google has updated the Gmail iOS app for the first time in months, along with Meet, Sheets, Docs, Calendar and Tasks. Aside from Tasks now supporting widgets…

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WhatsApp will re-introduce controversial new privacy policy

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…

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California DMV warns 20 months of records may have been exposed

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…

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Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook needs ‘to inflict pain’ on Apple

While it's no secret that tensions are growing between Apple and Facebook, a report by The Wall Street Journal has shed more light on just how acrimonious…

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Clubhouse is tightening security to address China spying fears

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…

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

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…

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Minneapolis police used Google location data to find George Floyd protesters

Law enforcement has used Google location data to target suspects before, but that now includes people at large-scale protests. TechCrunch has learned that Minneapolis police used a…

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Amazon’s Ring has teamed up with over 2,000 police and fire departments

Ring’s police collaborations didn’t slow down in 2020 despite controversies — if anything, they ramped up. The Financial Times reports that the Amazon-owned smart home security brand…

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WhatsApp uses Stories to try and assuage users’ privacy fears

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…

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