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Popular iPhone apps caught recording your screen without permission – here are all the offenders

In an effort to better understand how their customers interact with mobile apps, certain companies employed a third-party analytics data that can record everything you do while inside an application, including every single tap, swipe and text input. All that happens without explicit consent from the user, who has no idea that screenshots from the app may reach a third-party server, sometimes including sensitive personal data such as credit card numbers, passwords, and contact details.

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Hackers are passing around a massive collection of 2.2 billion stolen logins

We learned a few days ago that a hacker shared a huge collection of username and passwords, including some 773 million unique accounts and more than 21 million different passwords. “Collection #1,” he or she called it. We soon learned that Collection #1 was just the beginning, and now we’re finally getting an idea of just how big this cache of stolen data truly is.

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Google hit with $57 million GDPR fine, the first for a US tech company

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Twitter accidentally made private accounts public for some Android users

This issue spans all the way back to November 3, 2014.

If you want to protect yourself from the rampant toxicity often found on Twitter, one way to do this is by making your account private through a feature called “Protect my Tweets.” It does things like only showing your tweets to approved followers, makes people send a request to follow you, and more. Unfortunately, if you use the Twitter Android app and had this turned on, there’s a chance it may have been disabled without you knowing it.

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