Google Closing Several Services in 2020

Google Shutting Down Services in 2020

In typical Google fashion of throwing spaghetti against the wall to see what sticks, in 2020 they’ll be killing off several services that didn’t garner enough attention. Google HangoutsShutdown Date: JuneGoogle announced…

Facebook Rejects Justice Department Request To Cancel Chat Encryption Plans

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 & WhatsApp before a senate hearing regarding encryption scheduled…

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 Google Photos 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 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…

Major Security Flaw Found in LastPass

LastPass, the most well known password manager recently released a big fix that prevents malicious websites from stealing passwords previously entered using their browser extension. Google Project Zero’s Tavis Ormandy found the flaw and revealed it to the company behind…

Facebook Worried About New iOS Privacy Feature

In the coming weeks Apple plans to release an iOS update for iPhone that will alert users to apps collecting location data in the background. However, likely because of Facebooks negative privacy reputation they decided to head off potential revelations…

Facebook under Investigation for Antitrust Violations

Several states are looking into Facebook for possible antitrust law violations, according to the New York attorney general. Letitia James, the New York attorney general is leading the investigation. The other states involved include Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Ohio, Iowa, North…

Best Privacy Web Browsers

Many of us suspected that the tech giants were funneling our private information directly to government agencies & third parties. However, there have been numerous news reports after the Edward Snowden revelations confirming this as fact. What can you do…

YouTube is Launching a new App for Kids

Due to increased concerns generated from Youtube showing questionable content to children, they’ve decided to build a separate website only for kids. The new app is scheduled to launch this week according to their help forum. Several years ago this…

Best Reverse Image Search Websites

Do you want to find out what type of flower is growing in your yard? What other user accounts someone has based on their avatar? Well, reverse image searching is your way of finding out that information. Here are best…