Facebook Rejects Justice Department Request To Cancel Chat Encryption Plans

Facebook Messenger Encryption

In a rare turn of events, executives at the social media giant Facebook told US Attorney General William Barr that they would not provide law enforcement with access to Facebook Messenger &…

Privacy Issue in iPhone 11 Pro Prevents Users from Turning Off Location Data Collection

Well known security expert, KrebsOnSecurity, recently discovered a privacy issue with iPhone 11 Pro. The researcher found that Apple’s latest phone will still continue to collect location data even if you’ve changed the individual settings to disable location data. According…

FBI Warns Users Of Vulnerabilities In Smart TVs

The FBI recently put out a blog post warning people about how malicious people or organizations could spy on you by way of your smart TV. Smart TVs are those that connect to the internet, typically so that you can…

Facebook Adds Google Photos Transfer Tool

Facebook is planning to put out a tool today allowing users to transfer their photos into Google Photos. Initially, users in Ireland will get the new tool first, followed by a worldwide release early in 2020. According to Steve Satterfield,…

Twitter Adding More Options For 2FA Authentication

Twitter 2FA Authentication App

Twitter is adding the ability to choose other methods for two-factor authentication besides receiving a text message (SMS). The alternate methods include using a one time key via an authentication app or a hardware security key. Previously, users had to…

Twitter Adding a Tweet Scheduling Feature

Twitter released a new feature update that allows you to schedule Tweets via the web based version. Tweetdeck, the standalone app already has this feature but now it’s being integrated into the browser based version. Twitter notes that this is…

US Citizen Arrested for Creating a Gentoo Distribution for ISIS

A 20 year old student from Chicago, Thomas Osadzinski, has been arrested by authorities for lending his coding and Linux abilities to ISIS. Court documents allege the young man planned to create a stripped down Gentoo distribution designed to secure…

Severe WhatsApp Vulnerability Discovered & Patched

WhatsApp / Facebook have discovered a new and severe vulnerability affecting users of the WhatsApp messaging software. The issue, tracked as CVE-2019-11931, is a remote code execution attack that can be triggered by attackers by sending manipulated .MP4 files to…

Brave Browser 1.0 Released

Out of all of the alternative browsers, the Brave browser has likely garnered the most interest among people looking for something besides Chrome or Firefox. Now, Brave has officially release 1.0 version of their Chromium based variant. Brave is a…

Privacy abusing app “Like Patrol” banned from the Apple app store.

A very controversial Instagram app called Like Patrol has been banned from Apple’s App store. The app let users monitor what posts someone else liked or commented on allowing them to snoop on their significant other or perhaps someone they…

Facebook privacy

Facebook secretly turns on your iPhone camera

Update: Facebook released a patch to fix this issue. It’s another day, and another massive privacy violation by Facebook. Apparently, while using the Facebook for iPhone the app can actively use your camera without your knowledge while scrolling through your…

YouTube reinstates banned Markiplier fans

YouTube isn’t known for their unbias moderation policies, but in addition to that their algorithm is frequently making mistakes that hurt their creators and viewers. This time, YouTube’s algorithm screwed up in a big way by banning thousands of fans…

5 Best Outdoor Adventure Channels on YouTube

Ever since the TV show Survivorman first aired there has been a demand for bushcraft/survivalist/outdoors content on television and with most types of programming, you can now find similar content on YouTube. Some of the YouTuber’s creating outdoor attempt to…

Twitter is adding a Topics feature

Twitter recently announced their new “Topics” feature that they will be rolling out worldwide on November 13th. This will allow you to follow specific topics along with individual accounts. To start, they’ll have 300+ topics to choose from such as…

Firefox

Mozilla is Making Firefox Notifications Less Intrusive

Beginning with version 72 of Firefox, Mozilla will be modifying how the browser handles notification requests. In the new version desktop notifications will now appear as an icon in the URL bar that users have to click to see the…

Major security flaw found in Mac / Linux “sudo” command

A new security flaw was recently discovered and patched for the well known “sudo” terminal program available on Mac, Linux & other Unix based systems. “Sudo” allows a regular (not administrator) account to run commands as the root / administrator…