Facebook users woke up to a nightmare when they heard that the social media giant and associated app developers were selling their sensitive data to companies, like Cambridge Analytica, without their consent. So if you’re concerned about being one of the 50 million users whose data have already been sold, you should check out the following 3 tips.
It’s normal for mobile phones to store users’ call and text logs. Android users, however, might be surprised to know that Facebook has been collecting their call history and SMS data for years. Should you be worried?
How Facebook’s data-collecting activities were discovered
Software developer Dylan McKay realized Facebook had been collecting his call records and SMS metadata when he downloaded his Facebook account data from his Android device (to do this, go to General > Settings). When he tweeted about it, several users responded that the same thing happened to them, while others revealed that only call histories with close contacts such as parents, partners, and other family members were collected.
Are you using Microsoft Teams to streamline communication between your employees? If you are, get ready to enjoy a more convenient workplace chat platform. Microsoft has recently announced six new features for Teams.
One new feature that Microsoft will bring to Teams is Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant.
Paying and filing taxes is already annoying without the threat of refund fraud or identity theft. But phishing schemes, especially during tax season, have become so widespread that you’ve probably already received spoofed emails or calls during the last few years.
You probably already know that your Apple device collects some of your phone’s data. You may also not like the idea of a corporation accessing personal information such as your location and the websites you visit. Fortunately, there are a few ways to protect yourself by tweaking some of iOS 11’s privacy controls.
As you surf the web, it’s nearly impossible to keep your internet activity completely private. Certain websites collect personal information for marketing purposes and your browser keeps track of all the websites you visit. But that browsing information can also fall into the wrong hands, which is why you should consider using private browsing if you want to keep your online activities to yourself.
Small-business owners with limited financial resources have to manage their office IT on their own. Although this might work for a while, it can grow into a massive problem when the business starts expanding. At that point, you’ll want to focus on that expansion, not repairing tech problems.
Before releasing new features for public use, Google previews their products to businesses and early adopters. Recently, the company unveiled an early version of Android P, and the new features are already turning heads. Let’s take a closer look at the big changes.
Out of the hundreds of Office 365 tools available to you, you’re probably using only 10-15% of them. This could be due to a lack of training or an unfamiliarity with some of the advanced options available in Word and Excel. But it’s easy to optimize your Office 365 investment by learning more about the following communication and collaboration features.
Everyone thought the worst was over when credit-reporting agency Equifax revealed that the credentials of 145.5 million people in the US were leaked. However, the company recently discovered that there are more victims from the major breach. Here’s everything you need to know.