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Google open-sources Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) toolkit

Google has open-sourced a collection of C++ libraries for implementing Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) in modern applications.

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Volkswagen discloses data breach impacting 3.3 million Audi drivers

Volkswagen America said that a data breach at a third-party vendor it was using for sales and marketing purposes exposed the personal details of more than 3.3 million of its customers, most of which were Audi car owners.

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New Apple privacy features announced at WWDC 2021

At its annual developer conference on Monday, Apple announced updates to its considerable product portfolio, including iOS 15 and macOS 12 “Monterey,” the new versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems.

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Chinese governments has warned 222 apps to remove data slurping code

Three weeks after a data privacy protection law has entered into effect in China, the Beijing government has begun warning mobile app developers to remove intrusive data slurping code that collects unnecessary user information beyond an application’s primary scope.

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Just a handful of Android apps exposed the data of more than 100 million users

Almost half a decade after the first reports were published, mobile app developers are still exposing their users’ personal information through abhorrently simple misconfigurations.

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Android 12 to arrive with a Privacy Dashboard, microphone, and camera indicators

At the Google I/O developer conference today, Google has revealed more details about the next version of the Android mobile operating system—Android 12, scheduled for release next fall.

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A botched server upgrade exposed Eufy video camera feeds to random users

Chinese electronics company Anker has patched a bug today that mistakenly connected users of its Eufy security cameras with video streams of random accounts from across the world.

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iOS users are using Apple’s new tracking opt-out feature, ad industry stats show

Twelve days after Apple released iOS 14.5, most iPhone users today are taking advantage of a new anti-tracking feature included in the updated operating system and are refusing to allow iOS apps to track their activities.

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Google to enable 2FA for all users, add privacy labels to Android apps

On World Password Day, on Thursday, Google has announced two upcoming security and privacy changes that will help the company’s customers stay safe in the face of an ever-increasing wave of cyber-attacks and intrusive tracking technologies.

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Most K-12 apps send kids’ personal info to advertisers and other third parties, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed schools around the country to adopt and rely heavily on new technology. But a study published today from the nonprofit Me2ba Alliance suggests that these tools might be syphoning childrens’ data and sending them to advertisers like Google and Facebook without informing users or parents. The group audited a random sample of 73 apps from 38 schools in 14 states across the country, and found that 60% of these apps were sending student data to a variety of third parties…