Saturday, November 27, 2021

Messaging app ToTok is reportedly a spying tool for the UAE

It's no secret that some messaging apps are favored by authoritarians, but one app may be explicitly designed with spying in mind. Unnamed US...

Australia rolls out AI cameras to spot drivers using their phones

Phone use while driving remains a problem in many parts of the world, in no small part due to the difficulty of enforcing laws....

Twitter will free up handles by deleting inactive accounts

Those who’ve attempted to snag their preferred Twitter handle know what a pain the process can be. Users can squat on an account for...

OnePlus reveals its second website data breach in two years

Early in 2018, popular cellphone maker OnePlus revealed it had coughed up credit card information on over 40,000 users in a data breach, and...

Robot bees can crash into walls without taking damage

Tiny robotic fliers aren't exactly durable at present, but they may be tough critters before long. Harvard researchers have developed a RoboBee that uses...

Camgirl sites exposed data for millions of users

Exposed databases are already enough of a security problem, but the latest incident could be particularly damaging for both porn site visitors and sex...

WhatsApp’s fingerprint unlock feature finally arrives on Android

Earlier this year, WhatsApp added an extra layer of privacy for iOS users when it enabled support for Touch ID and Face ID. Today,...

Faces are the Pixel 4’s kryptonite

One of the most controversial new features of Google's latest flagship is its Soli radar sensor. It allows you to interact with the phone...

Mercedes app was leaking car owners’ data to other users

Your car maker's mobile app can be very convenient, but it can also create privacy headaches in the wrong circumstances. Mercedes-Benz owners told TechCrunch...

The best outdoor security camera

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