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Facebook Uses Your Location Data To Suggest Friends

In case there was ever doubt, it’s not a coincidence that after a night at the bar, someone you met there pops up in your Facebook “people you may know” the next morning.

Stop Facebook From Following You Around The Web

As it often does, Facebook recently tweaked the way its advertising (and privacy) settings work, which means you now have extra options when it comes to stopping your social media activities from following you around the web. Here are the new and old settings you need to know about.

How To Fix Your Privacy On Android

We’ve already shown you how to take control of your privacy settings on Apple’s iOS and now it’s time to turn our attention to Google’s mobile operating system. Follow the tips below to limit what apps can access, the amount of personal data leaked back to the cloud, how much attention Google is paying to what you do on your smartphone, and more.

Is Apple's New Privacy Feature Safe?

Today Apple announced a host of new features for iOS, including more predictive software like QuickType and advanced spotlight search. In order to make these features work, Apple’s deep learning robots will need to analyse a lot of people’s data at once, so Apple announced the integration of a new feature called differential privacy. But a cryptography expert isn’t sure the experimental technique is ready for primetime.

How To Lock Down Your Privacy Settings On IOS

Few of us spend time reading through licence agreements or tweaking default options during app installations, so it’s all too easy to end up sharing more personal data than you really want to. Here are the key settings you need to be aware of on iOS to protect your data and exactly how to use them.

Tor Developer Jacob Appelbaum Resigns, Denies Sexual Assault Claims

Former Tor Project employee and well-known computer security and privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum has issued a statement denying public accusations of sexual assault. His statement was made days after anonymous claims of sexual mistreatment led him to step down from the Tor Project.

How To Listen To And Delete Everything You've Ever Said To Google

Here’s a fun fact: Every time you do a voice search, Google records it. And if you’re an Android user, every time you say “OK Google,” the company records that, too. Don’t freak out, though, because Google lets you hear (and delete) these recordings. Here’s how.

Reminder: You Can Opt Out Of Facebook's Targeted Advertising Platform

Facebook announced last week that it was expanding its Audience Network advertising platform to deliver ads to all users on external sites — including those who aren’t signed up to Facebook. While unfortunately you can’t opt out of the ads themselves, you can choose to stop seeing the ones that are based off your activities, likes and preferences on and off Facebook.

Mozilla Begs Court For Details About Paedophile Tor Hack To Keep Firefox Safe

In 2015, the FBI hacked Tor to identify users of child sex websites. Now, Mozilla is begging courts to divulge how the operation was carried out so that it can ensure its code for Firefox remains secure.

Twitter Halts Flow Of Information To US Intelligence Agencies

Twitter has reportedly stopped the flow of data to US intelligence agencies which is currently delivered via a private data mining service.

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