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File storage app 4shared caught serving invisible ads and making purchases...

With more than 100 million installs, file sharing service 4shared is one of the most popular apps in the Android app store. But security researchers...

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook’s head of global spin and policy, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, will give a speech later today providing more detail of...

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero...

China says apps should get user consent before tracking

Chinese regulators might follow the European Union’s lead to make life harder for internet companies such as TikTok that closely track behavior of their...

Facebook co-founder, Chris Hughes, calls for Facebook to be broken up

The latest call to break up Facebook looks to be the most uncomfortably close to home yet for supreme leader, Mark Zuckerberg. “Mark’s power is...

Researchers find 540 million Facebook user records on exposed servers

Security researchers have found hundreds of millions of Facebook user records sitting on an inadvertently public storage server. The two batches of user records were...

AI will be a blessing, not a threat, to consumer privacy

Real-world applications of artificial intelligence are skyrocketing. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patent submissions related to AI nearly tripled between 2013...

Cloudflare expands its government warrant canaries

When the government comes for your data, tech companies can’t always tell you. But thanks to a legal loophole, companies can say if they...

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and...

A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls...

Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an “urgent briefing” regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of its...