Social fitness apps such as Strava need to be doing more to enhance user privacy and safety. The recent snafu involving the disclosure of U.S. military personnel location data has increased awareness of the perils created by tracking apps. Learn more about how these apps are collecting data, and how they are using it.
Majority of the respondents in Amnesty International survey indicated that privacy concerns have changed their online behavior as there's no control over how companies use their personal data.
Fitness devices like Fitbit may no longer be used just for tracking physical health. U.K. researchers are looking into using fitness tracker technology to make people more aware of potential cyber threats and encourage them to take proactive action.
Chinese Internet users have become much more vocal about what they perceive to be potential breach of privacy by China Internet Giants - Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent.
While contact tracing apps in different countries are under various stages of deployment, there is an ongoing debate over the use of centralized vs. decentralized tracking in the app.
When consumers shop online many do not realize that they are not only handing over their hard-earned cash, there’s another transaction that is happening at the same time – online behavioral tracking. Data about you is being gathered, shared and analyzed to determine what you see and to shape your online experience.
Facebook’s new market research Study app pays users to track app usage, is the tech giant learning from previous privacy mistakes or attracting further attention from legislators?
In a recent case against Retina-X, FTC alleged the developer created monitoring apps that provide online and physical tracking of individuals which could also be used for illegal activities.