privacy

  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    WhatsApp privacy policy battle brewing in South Africa

    WhatsApp privacy policy battle brewing in South Africa The Information Regulator of South Africa has informed Parliament that it is considering all its options in its engagements with WhatsApp over the changes it has made to its privacy policy. The Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform...
  2. Solarion

    Users will be blocked from using WhatsApp unless they agree to Facebook privacy changes

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  3. I

    What do you need to know about POPI?

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    Privacy breach

    Hi everyone Please help me. I have received a worrying communication from my colleague, we were supposed to meet and I lied that I am nearby, he said I must be serious because I am at x road and it will be hours before I reach a meeting place. He was right, I was at x road, now I am worried...
  5. Anthro

    Google publishing coronavirus mobility reports, feeding off users’ location history

    Google is now publishing coronavirus mobility reports, feeding off users’ location history As global communities respond to COVID-19, we've heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated,anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they...
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    Illegal invading of your privacy?

    Do the following means that Vodacom are going to invade our privacy in an illegal way or are they going to ASK PERMISSION from each and every customer before they turn this on? As per Vodacom billing page.
  7. J

    Privacy concerns over Chinese face-swap app

    Privacy concerns over Chinese face-swap app Chinese face-swap app Zao rocketed to the top of app store charts over the weekend, but user delight at the prospect of becoming instant superstars quickly turned sour as privacy implications began to sink in. Launched recently, Zao is currently...
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    South Africans don’t trust companies to protect their data privacy

    South Africans don’t trust companies to protect their data privacy Consumers expect that organisations will respect their privacy. For instance, when you buy something online, you take it for granted that your bank details will be kept secure. Or if you provide your identity number at a store...
  9. J

    RSAWEB - Disclosure of Personal Information

    The following complaint was filed with ISPA (Internet Service Providers’ Association) against RSAWEB (PTY) LTD on 15 January 2019. This complaint refers to the violation of the following Code of Conduct, as stated by ISPA: Code of Conduct: C. Privacy and confidentiality 1. ISPA members must...
  10. Eniigma

    NZ: Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 Customs fine

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    WhatsApp using camera and microphone in background

    Android alerted me to WhatsApp using my phone's camera and microphone in the background (see attached image). This concerns me, has anyone else experienced this behaviour? does anyone know why WhatsApp is doing here? EDIT: here is how to get to the screen: Settings > Lock screen and security...
  12. M

    Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact

    Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact
  13. M

    Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy

    Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy
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    Privacy as an afterthought online

    Privacy as an afterthought online The legacy WHOIS system exposed*registrants to the risk that their information will be misused.
  15. M

    1.5 billion files exposed by misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services

    1.5 billion sensitive files exposed by misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services
  16. M

    Why you should not trust Facebook and Google [twitter thread]

    Scary... https://twitter.com/iamdylancurran/status/977566839839617025
  17. RedViking

    PureVPN Logs Helped FBI

    I am not sure if this has been posted yet: https://torrentfreak.com/purevpn-logs-helped-fbi-net-alleged-cyberstalker-171009/ Im glad they caught the guy! He deserves it. Then there is this: "Don't use VPN services. - https://gist.github.com/joepie91/5a9909939e6ce7d09e29" So my questions are...
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    hippo.co.za collecting your data even though I did not continue with the quote proces

    I was on hippo.co.za while I had my devtools open and closed the tab/window a breakpoint got hit. To my surprise I saw that hippo was sending the data on the form to their server even though I did not continue with the quote process. I just opened their website and closed the tab/window. This...
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    What's the best way to stay private on the web?

    What's the best way to stay private on the web? Is using a browser like Tor enough, or must it be used in combination with a VPN service? And what about browsers like Opera with built-in VPNs, do they keep all your activity private?
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    The threat to online privacy

    The threat to online privacy In a news cycle still fixated on the US election result, on November 15 members of the UK’s upper house of parliament gave final approval to the country’s most invasive surveillance legislation to date.
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