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WhatsApp Rolls Out Encrypted Backups. Here’s How To Enable This Feature

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It has taken a while but WhatsApp is finally rolling a highly requested privacy feature - encrypted backups. This feature was teased in July...
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Google Disclosed Some User Data to Authorities in Hong Kong

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Google has in an interesting twist been reported to have broken a user data privacy stand given by themselves just a week after a...

Twitter to Allow Users to Remove Followers Without Blocking Them

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Twitter recently announced new social privacy tools that it will be testing to make users experience on the platform more private. The social media platform...
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WhatsApp Adds New Last Seen Status Controls, Adjustable on Contact-by-Contact Basis

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WhatsApp has embarked on a privacy-focused journey these past few months with features that ensure users on its platform have a private experience. Their latest...
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You’ll Continue Using WhatsApp Without Accepting the New Terms but There’s a Catch

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WhatsApp recently updated its new terms of service and privacy policy that came under intense backlash early this year which made some people switch...
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TikTok: Tips To Protect Your Privacy and Help You Stay Secure

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Here at Techweez, we are obsessed with consumer privacy. We've already written articles to help you protect your privacy and stay secure on multiple...
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TikTok Rolls Out New Privacy Features for Teens

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Social media platforms are ramping up features with the aim of protecting minors on their platform including Instagram and Google. TikTok is the latest...
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Apple Insists To Scan User Photos For Anti-Child-Abuse

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At the beginning of the month, Apple announced a new technology in the software running all their devices, aimed at child security. This new...
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WhatsApp Finally Begins Testing Encrypted Cloud Backups

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One privacy flaw with WhatsApp, a very popular chat app has been cloud backups. These cloud backups provided by Google Drive and Apple's iCloud...
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Privacy Takes Centre-Stage at Apple WWDC 2021

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User privacy and security is really important for Apple and at their flagship WWDC 2021 event - that theme took centre-stage. The tech giant...

UC Browser App Found to Share User Browsing Data Even on Incognito Mode

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Private web surfing on the Alibaba-owned UC Browser app on Android and iOS isn't that private as you thought. Security researchers have revealed that UC...
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Moving From WhatsApp? Signal Is a Far Better Option Than Telegram For Your Privacy

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A lot of users have been exiting WhatsApp to other messaging apps like Signal and Telegram. Early last month, WhatsApp changed its privacy policy with...
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Facebook: Tips To Protect Your Privacy and Help You Stay Secure

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Facebook has a lot of data on you and it's imperative that all that personal information stays private and secure. So here's a handy...
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Tips to Stay Secure and Private on Your Android Smartphone

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New year. New phone. Old phone. It's imperative to take your privacy and security seriously whatever end of the spectrum you find yourself in...
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Facebook to Roll Out Enhanced Security Options to More People in 2021

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Facebook is set to offer enhanced account security options for more people come next year. Facebook Protect will now be rolling out to more people....

iOS 14 Alerts User Instagram App Had Turned The Camera on Without Their Permission

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iOS 14 was recently announced and packs a lot of privacy features. These features came to action with this recent finding. A user installed iOS...

Vivaldi New Browser Now Features DuckDuckGo Tracker Blocker, Android App Exits Beta

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If you're online a lot of the time, it's important to keep prying eyes off your browsing habits and Vivaldi new browser is one...
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Why Your Private WhatsApp Chat Groups Aren’t That Private

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WhatsApp has had its own security issues such as the alleged hack of Jeff Bezos phone by Sudi Arabia and the vulnerability that allowed...
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Facebook’s New Privacy Tool Is Finally Available For Users Globally

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It has been a long time coming for Facebook users who are tired of being stalked by the social media giant when they're not...
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Instagram: Tips To Protect Your Privacy and Help You Stay Secure

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In recent years, Instagram has become a popular platform for sharing photos and videos with friends and family plus also being a platform to...
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Instagram Rolls out New Privacy Controls for Its Users

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Instagram has begun rolling out new privacy controls for its users. The giant photo-sharing platform Facebook bought in 2012 for $1 billion will now...
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DuckDuckGo Gets a Huge Endorsement from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

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Privacy. This topic has been the taken centre stage this year as companies rushed to introduce features that ensure users privacy is taken seriously....

4 Things You Need To Know About The New Data Protection Law

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Important things Kenyans need to know about the recently introduced data protection law.

Former Yahoo Engineer Admits to Hacking 6,000 Yahoo User Accounts in Search of Nudes

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What do you do when you're an engineer and you're horny. Go into users accounts looking for sexual photos and videos. That's what this...
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Facebook Is Still Using Two Factor Authentication Phone Numbers to Send Spammy Texts to Users

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In early 2018, it was revealed that Facebook was using the phone number you gave it for 2-factor authentication to for ad targetting. The...

Google Play Services Will Let Android’s Autofill Service Automatically Pick Up Verification Codes from SMS

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We've talked about how setting up two-factor authentication is important to securing your online accounts to complement the strong passwords we use(unless you use...
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NSO Group Improved Their WhatsApp Spyware, It Can Now Pry Your Google, Facebook and iCloud Data

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If you thought the WhatsApp hack by NSO Group early this year was worse, the Israeli company has now improved their spyware to do...
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Keep Your Web Browsing Private with These Four Apps

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In this day and age, it is imperative to keep prying eyes off your web browsing habits and it's time to use apps that...

New Privacy Improvements Available on Firefox That Will Make You Ditch Chrome If You Haven’t Already

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Firefox didn't come to play when it comes to taking user privacy seriously. The new privacy updates will make you ditch chrome if you...

Apple Launched a New Web Sign in at WWDC 2019 – Here’s How It Works

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At WWDC 2019, Apple made both software and hardware announcements. One feature they unveiled aimed at privacy was the company's single sign-on(SSO). This feature...
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Privacy? What Privacy? – Facebook

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This past Wednesday, Facebook was in court facing multidistrict litigation coming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the social media giant argued that they...
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[UPDATED] Change These Default Privacy Settings Right Now! From Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Apple, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Amazon

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From 2018 to the past few months of 2019, our personal data from social media sites and other tech giants has been hacked, scandalized...
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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Apple is Selling their Customer’s iTunes Listening Data

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Apple is a company that has marketed itself, especially of late, about how they value privacy of their consumers. This is why this piece...
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Privacy Focused Tor Browser Launches Official Android App

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We have all been waiting for the Tor browser to bring their official app to Android and it is finally here. The app has...
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Facebook Brings Back “View As Public” and “Edit Public Details” Button Directly to Profiles

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Facebook brings back "view as public" and "edit public details" button directly to profiles. The features had been removed following a data breach last...

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