The new bill passed by the Australian parliament will force tech companies to hand over encrypted messaging data to government authorities on request. The law, known as The Assistance and Access Bill, is heavily opposed by the public, privacy advocates and tech giants like Apple, Facebook and Google.Read more
With an increased awareness about personal privacy, social media platforms are becoming more transparent about their ways of collecting your data and dealing with it. It is no secret that Facebook collects a lot of data about its users. But how much do they actually know about you? And more importantly, how are they using this knowledge?
The online world is vast and complex, it gives you access to information and tools that are essential today. However, it is also a world where hackers exist, where you read about online scams daily and data breaches happen more often than we would like.
While this paints a grim picture, it’s important to remember the many dangers that can quickly make your life more difficult. Question is: How do you know if you have been hacked?
GDPR has forced many companies to change data handling processes. However some are choosing questionable paths to keep collecting data from users. The the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) – which recently accused Nintendo of illegally denying EU customers refunds, claims that Facebook, Google and Microsoft are influencing user behavior, pushing them away from privacy-friendly options in an “unethical” way.
One evening you are having a nice chat with a friend about a trip to Barcelona you wanted to do for a while now. The next morning you wake up, open Facebook and your timeline is full of ads of cheap flights to Barcelona and hotels in the city. Coincidence? Maybe not.