Monday, January 11, 2021

Signal App: State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption

Signal App: State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption

Article Snip: "...State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open source Signal Protocol) keeps your conversations secure. We can't read your messages or listen to your calls, and no one else can either. Privacy isn’t an optional mode — it’s just the way that Signal works. Every message, every call, every time...No ads. No trackers. No kidding..."


Reference: https://www.signal.org/

Friday, December 18, 2020

Here's why McDonald's restaurants are putting cameras in their dumpsters

Here's why McDonald's restaurants are putting cameras in their dumpsters

Article Snip: "...Since 2013 his San Francisco-based startup, Compology, has used cameras and artificial intelligence to monitor what's thrown into dumpsters and trash containers at businesses such as McDonald's restaurants and Nordstrom department stores. The point is to make sure dumpsters are actually full before they're emptied and to stop recyclable materials like cardboard from being contaminated by other junk so it, too, doesn't become waste..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Three million users installed 28 malicious Chrome or Edge extensions

Three million users installed 28 malicious Chrome or Edge extensions

Article Snip: "...Extensions could redirect users to ads, phishing sites, collect user data, or download malware on infected systems...the list of Chrome extensions that Avast said it found to contain malicious code are..."


Reference: www.zdnet.com

Friday, November 27, 2020

Add Covid-19 Layer Data to Your Google Maps

Add Covid-19 Layer Data to Your Google Maps

Article Snip: "...Here’s how it works: Begin by opening Google Maps. Tap on the layers button on the top right hand corner of your screen and..."


Reference: Rocket City News

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Google wants you to complete simple tasks for hard cash in its new app (Currently in India only)

Google wants you to complete simple tasks for hard cash in its new app

Article Snip: "...If you’ve ever wanted to work for Google, now’s your best chance. The company has a new app called Task Mate that lets you earn money by completing tasks such as taking pictures of storefronts or recording short voice clips..."


Reference: thenextweb.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

New 'Ghimob' malware can spy on 153 Android mobile applications

New 'Ghimob' malware can spy on 153 Android mobile applications

Article Snip: "...Security researchers have discovered a new Android banking trojan that can spy and steal data from 153 Android applications. Named Ghimob, the trojan is believed to have been developed by the same group behind the..."


Reference: www.zdnet.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

App for Military Resources Available to Service Members, Families

App for Military Resources Available to Service Members, Families

Article Snip: "...The purpose of Military OneSource is to put as many resources as possible in one place, so people have an easier time finding what they need..."


Reference: www.defense.gov

Friday, November 6, 2020

Take 96 Percent Off This Android App Development Course

Take 96 Percent Off This Android App Development Course

Article Snip: "...So how do you get started? It's easier than you might think. The two essential languages any developer needs to know are Kotlin and Java, and the latter will serve you well in most any tech sector job—not only app development..."


Reference: www.pcmag.com

Monday, October 26, 2020

Google removes 3 Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, over data collection violations

Google removes 3 Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, over data collection violations

Article Snip: "...the International Digital Accountability Council (IDAC), a nonprofit watchdog based out of Boston, found that a trio of popular and seemingly innocent-looking apps aimed at younger users were recently found to be violating Google’s data collection policies, potentially accessing users’ Android ID and AAID (Android Advertising ID) numbers..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Monday, September 21, 2020

Google Play Store sort of bans stalkerware Android apps

Google Play Store sort of bans stalkerware Android apps

Article Snip: "...Also called “spouseware” for their ability to spy on (allegedly) cheating partners, this class of apps can even include parental control and monitoring apps. That is why when Google announced a new policy to ban stalkerware apps starting October 1 this year, it’s actually making an exception. Apps designed for parental monitoring and enterprise management can still..."


Reference: www.slashgear.com

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Windows 10 Your Phone Apps feature rolls out to Samsung phones

Windows 10 Your Phone Apps feature rolls out to Samsung phones

Article Snip: "...The poorly-named Your Phone app for Windows 10 now actually supports three ways of using your Android phone from your Window PC..."


Reference: www.slashgear.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Stay informed with CDC app


Coronavirus: Stay informed with CDC app

CDC App
CDC App
Article Snip: "...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official app provides updates on cases of the coronavirus and the CDC's latest risk assessments and travel guidance. You'll also find information on how the disease spreads, symptoms, prevention, testing, treatment, and more..."

Reference: play.google.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Are you being photographed while working at home?

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

Article Snip: "...Working from home can make it feel like managers have less direct supervision over workers. But an always-on video-conference tool changes that by automatically snapping webcam pictures of employees every few minutes..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

The FBI is promoting an at-home exercise app that also tracks your phone's location and data

The FBI is promoting an at-home exercise app that also tracks your phone's location and data

Article Snip: "...The FBI's workout app, called FitTest, offers a rudimentary interface that guides people through sit-ups, push-ups, and jogging routines. But the app also collects data from users' smartphones, including their location and the WiFi networks they connect to..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Monday, March 23, 2020

GoodRx app helps you stop paying too much for your prescriptions


GoodRx app helps you stop paying too much for your prescriptions

www.goodrx.comArticle Snip: "...Save up to 80%: Show the coupon to your pharmacist for massive savings on your meds, Compare prices: GoodRx collects prices & discounts from over 60,000 U.S. pharmacies, Print free coupons: Or send coupons to your phone by email or text message...GoodRx is the #1 medical app for iOS and Android..."

Reference: www.goodrx.com

Watchworthy app provides apersonalized list of shows to stream across Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime with this free app


Get a personalized list of shows to stream across Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime with this free app

Article Snip: "...Watchworthy app will stop you from toggling between all the streaming services..."

Reference: www.cnet.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Why So Many Users Are Furious After Popular Online Stock-Trading App Robinhood Crashed This Week

Why So Many Users Are Furious After Popular Online Stock-Trading App Robinhood Crashed This Week

Article Snip: "...“When it comes to your money, issues like this are not acceptable,” Robinhood Markets Inc. said in an emailed statement referring to Monday’s outage. “We realize we let you down, and our team is committed to improving your experience.”..."


Reference: time.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Clearview Facial Recognition App

Clearview Facial Recognition App Used By San Diego Police and District Attorney’s Office

Article Snip: "...A spokesperson for the SDPD says they are no longer using Clearview AI and quote "prohibited personnel from using it" after the testing phase. They are also "evaluating concerns over the ethics related to this technology."..."


Reference: www.nbcsandiego.com

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Reddit CEO says TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic,’ cites privacy concerns

Reddit CEO says TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic,’ cites privacy concerns

Article Snip: "...I can’t even get to that level of thinking with [TikTok],” Huffman said at the event, “because I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic, that it’s always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone.” The fingerprinting Huffman is..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Sunday, February 23, 2020

TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

Article Snip: "...The Transportation Security Administration says it won't allow employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues..."


Reference: abcnews.go.com