Apple privacy feature enforcement will be delayed until 2021

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iOS 14 will still have a live version, but enforcement will not begin until early next year. A controversial new Apple privacy feature to launch with iOS14 will require developers to obtain user’s express permission to gather their data and track them across sites and websites accessed on their iPhones and iPads. The tech giant has chosen to delay enforcement of this rule in the face of considerable criticism. Last Thursday, the company announced in a developer update that it would be delaying the enforcement of the new Apple privacy…

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WhatsApp trials new “Search the Web” fact checking tool

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The feature is meant to support efforts made by users to verify the accuracy of in-app messages. WhatsApp is trialling a new fact checking tool mean to make it easier for users to verify in-app message accuracy. It is meant to make it easier for users to check the contents of a message against information on the web, said an announcement from the company. The feature started rolling out to the messaging app’s users at the start of this week. The fact checking tool called “Search the Web” appears as…

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Security Options for Mobile Devices

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Going anywhere and being connected is one of the best benefits modern tech has allowed people, but with that privilege comes the need to protect those devices and their data from threats. This is a crucial step to take when you are, whether you are using mobile devices for work or personal reasons. For a business site, it is paramount that they take these measures before letting employees walk out with sensitive data on their hands. Here are some of the threats mobile devices are up against: Unsafe networks, employees…

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India launches widespread Chinese app ban, citing security concerns

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Among the applications that have been blocked in the country is the popular TikTok. The Indian government has implemented a sweeping Chinese app ban in the country, taking away dozens of mobile applications, including TikTok. The country cited security concerns such as data and privacy issues associated with the applications. This new Chinese app ban has arrived at a time in which geopolitical tensions between the two countries have been particularly high. In June, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a confrontation with Chinese troops. The region is…

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Ransomware Attackers Target Teleworkers to Boost Ransomware Payments

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Prior to COVID-19, few organizations had telework policies in place. Despite research to the contrary, many companies operated under the belief that employees are more efficient and effective while working from the office. During the pandemic, many organizations were forced to rapidly transition many or all their employees to telework in order to maintain operations while complying with guidance designed to help curb the spread of the virus. Many organizations were unprepared to support this sudden shift to remote work in a secure fashion. Exacerbating this issue, cybercriminals took advantage…

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