Apple Has Been Confirmed To Keep Siri Voice Recordings For Two Years

If you have a Siri-enabled iOS device then you probably use it on a day to day basis. Have you ever wondered how long Apple ends up storing your Siri queries though? Or whether or not your Siri queries can be personally identified to you? For a long time there has been a lot of unknowns [...]

The Government Is Calling For Greater Control Of App Privacy #ItsAboutTime

In 2012 we saw a lot of privacy scares to do with applications uploading your contacts and even photos to their servers without your permission. In fact, even Instagram proposed a new TOS update that would give them permission to use your photos in their advertising efforts. These privacy scares have provoked certain individuals to [...]

Phew! Instagram Doesn’t Want To Sell Your Photos After All, Rather It Wants To Use Them In Personalized Advertising

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This morning we reported that Instagram changed their terms of service and in their own words said “businesses or other entities may pay us to display your photos (along with any associated metadata) in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.” This essentially dumbs down to Instagram has permission [...]

Has Instagram Just Written Itself A Suicide Note?

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As soon as Facebook became a publicly traded company, it was obvious things were about to change. When a company becomes publicly traded it is generally because the bank doesn’t want to invest in the company anymore. This could be due to a number of reasons including not seeing a profitable future or the ability [...]

A Bug That Allowed iMessages To Still Be Received By Stolen iPhones Has Been Fixed In iOS 6

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Back in the days of iOS 5, there was a rarely-encountered but somewhat severe bug  regarding iMessages on stolen iPhones, and it was widely reported as being a major flaw in the iMessage system. Basically, the problem was that an iPhone could be stolen, have the SIM card deactivated, and even have the device wiped by [...]

Facebook Is Apparently Liking Pages On Your Behalf, Based On Private Message Conversations, Without Your Consent

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Facebook is certainly no stranger to privacy concerns, and no stranger to deliberately compromising their users’ privacy for the sake of data mining either, but this might just take the cake as far as ridiculous over-reaches is concerned. According to an original report from Gizmodo, Facebook is reading your private messages and Liking the pages [...]

Find Out Which Apps Are Using Location Services With The ‘Apps Using Location’ Cydia App

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As Bitdefender’s Clueful app demonstrated, not all apps that use the iPhone or iPad’s built-in Locations Services API ask permission. Even for the ones that do, sometimes we forget. Meanwhile the pesky apps make calls to the GPS, draining your precious battery life. While iOS 6 seems to be ramping up the privacy and security [...]

Copy10 Cydia Plugin Claims To Be The Best Spyware For iOS Devices, Here’s What You Need To Know

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A tool is only as good as the people who use it. Remote logging software could be used to secure your possessions, and it could also be used against you to steal your personal information, invade your privacy, and embarrass you. Copy10 is the newest piece of self-fashioned spyware to hit Cydia. It claims that [...]

Tweet Cleaner Deletes Embarrassing Tweets On The iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

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Twitter is a double-edged sword. Although we may like the ability to post whatever we want to a global audience, there are certain things we say in a moment that, looking back on it, we would prefer if it didn’t last until the heat death of the universe. If you want to keep your older [...]

Bitdefender’s Clueful iPhone App Removed From App Store After Finding Many Popular iTunes Apps Insecure

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Clueful was a security app by Bitdefender that uses Bitdefender’s database to inform users which apps on the App Store leak sensitive information, such as your contact list, Unique ID, or even access the battery-draining GPS functionality of your iPhone without permission. Clueful even had the ability to filter for apps already loaded on your iPhone, putting [...]