Signal app insists it’s so private it can’t provide subpoenaed call data

Signal told investigators it could not comply with a legal request for user records and communications because the records do not exist.

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Chrome users, here’s how to opt out of the Google FLoC trial

Google’s FLoC trial will change how millions of users are tracked online. Here’s how to find out if you’re part of the trial, and how to opt out.

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Research claims Google Pixel phones share 20 times more data than iPhones

Researchers have tested the amount of telemetry data that Android and iPhone handhelds send home. The results may surprise you.

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The one reason your iPhone needs a VPN

If there’s one reason users need to use a VPN with their iPhones, it’s this: A VPN can protect you where Apple cannot.

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Apple shines and buffs Mac security—Is it enough to stop today’s malware?

Apple is ramping up its security efforts, but its go-it-alone approach risks shutting allies out and protecting attackers.

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How your iPhone could tell you if you’re being stalked

The latest Apple iOS beta suggests that iPhone users will be warned about hidden tracking devices in the future, but questions remain.

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iPhone app exposed other people’s call recordings

We look at work by a researcher who discovered that records made on your phone could have been downloaded by anyone.

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Will Google’s Privacy Sandbox take the bite out of tracking cookies?

We look at the latest developments for Google’s “Project Sandbox”, and explore what’s going to happen to third-party cookies.

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The mystery of the Silver Sparrow Mac malware

Silver Sparrow is the first malware to include native code for Apple’s new M1 chips, but why is its desired payload is blank?

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A week in security (December 28 – January 3)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 28 – January 3 including a Zyxel backdoor, a patched Google Docs bug, and breach data for sale.

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