HorribleSubs, one of the most visted pirate anime sites on the Internet, has shut down. According to its operators, difficulties balancing time between working on the project and doing other things were to blame.
Like Scroll's original subscription service, Firefox Better Web Beta leverages Scroll's robust publisher network to provide readers with an ad-free experience that puts content and privacy first. Participating publishers then receive a cut of these subscription fees, allowing them to continue to create awesome content free of advertisements. Today, more than 300 publishers, including Android Police, are already part of Scroll's ad-free network, making it likely that some of your favorite sites are on the list.
La firme de sécurité Trend Micro a découvert la présence de 29 applications malicieuses sur le Google Play Store. En se faisant passer pour des applications de retouche photo (« beauty camera »), elles subtilisaient les photos des utilisateurs.
How about posts that are public, but every time a company accesses a bunch of them, the API makes their CEO's account click 'like' on one of them at random so you get a notification.
Apple has now shut down Google’s ability to distribute its internal iOS apps, following a similar shutdown that was issued to Facebook earlier this week. A person familiar with the situation tells The Verge that early versions of Google Maps, Hangouts, Gmail, and other pre-release beta apps have stopped working today, alongside employee-only apps like a Gbus app for transportation and Google’s internal cafe app.
Google just disabled a private iOS app that monitored users’ iPhone usage, after it was revealed today that the app violated Apple’s distribution policies in the same way that Facebook’s usage-tracking Research app did.
Apple has shut down Facebook’s ability to distribute internal iOS apps, from early releases of the Facebook app to basic tools like a lunch menu. A person familiar with the situation tells The Verge that early versions of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and other pre-release “dogfood” (beta) apps have stopped working, as have other employee apps, like one for transportation. Facebook is treating this as a critical problem internally, we’re told, as the affected apps simply don’t launch on employees’ phones anymore.
Le gendarme français des données personnelles reproche au géant américain de ne pas informer suffisamment clairement ses utilisateurs.
The Privacy dashboard on Microsoft's website lists recent activity, e.g. visited sites or started applications, even if Activity History is disabled on a Windows 10 device.
Google faces its first challenge under Europe’s strict new data protection rules
It seems like a new data privacy scandal crops up every day for some major tech company or another (okay, mostly Facebook) — but Google is working to opt out of that pattern. The tech giant has announced that it is building data privacy controls — and clear explanations of what it does with user data — into Search itself, on both desktop and mobile. Additionally, it notes that it'll give the same treatment to Maps next year, along with "many other Google products."
If you’re a Mastercard holder in the US, Google has reportedly been tracking whether your buying habits are influenced by online ads in your offline purchases for the past year. The secret deal between the two companies was brokered after four years of negotiation, according to a Bloomberg report published today.
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