Apple Sees US National Security Requests Rise Two and a Half Times Within a Year

Apple on Friday issued its biannual transparency report on government data requests, showing another sharp increase in US national security-related requests. Apple said it received as many as 16,249 national security requests affecting up to 8,249 accounts during the second half of 2017. The number of requests rose 20 percent compared with the

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules

WhatsApp for iPhone Reportedly Gets Group Audio Calls; Android Users Receive Option to Select All Chats

WhatsApp for iPhone is said to have started receiving group audio calls functionality. This means that you’ll soon be able to make voice calls to your multiple contacts directly through the instant messaging app. For Android users, on the other hand, WhatsApp has added a ‘Select All’ option that lets you easily mark all the

Facebook Privacy Review Now Available in 11 Indian Languages; Privacy Info to Become More Transparent

Facebook on Friday announced that it is rolling out privacy review in 11 Indian languages, starting with Facebook for Android users in the country. This comes in the wake of the company’s updated privacy policies in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be put into action in Europe starting

Facebook Alleged to Collect User Data From Texts and Photos

Already under fire for misuse of users’ data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, a new filing in a California lawsuit now alleges that Facebook collected information on users and their friends through its apps. The filing is part of a suit brought against Facebook in 2015 by now-defunct startup Six4Three, CNET reported on

Huawei, Honor Now Offer Damage Protection Plans in India to Rival OnePlus and Xiaomi

Huawei on Thursday announced its partnership with OneAssist to offer protection plans for customers buying its smartphones in India. The protection plans are available for both Huawei and Honor smartphones, including the Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite as well as the Honor 7X, Honor V10, and Honor 8 Pro among others. The plans start at Rs. 1,249 and come