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Researchers prove iPhones, Android, and smart speakers have a huge security flaw that can’t be fixed

Researchers, including a person who was responsible for discovering the massive Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that chipmakers and computer makers hurried to patch in early 2018, have discovered a huge security issue that can affect practically every smart speaker from Amazon, Google, or Apple. Apparently, you can use laser beams to target microphones the speakers, which interpret the signal as originating from voice commands. The hackers were able to perform all sorts of actions with the help of these smart devices, and there’s no real fix for the time being. All you can do is make sure your speaker isn’t facing a window, that it can’t access sensitive data or devices. Then [...]

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Google’s buying Fitbit: Here’s what happens to your Fitbit data

We don’t know exactly how Google and Fitbit will integrate, but what happens to your Fitbit data has already been addressed.

Google announcing that it has bought Fitbit (pending approval by the right regulatory agencies) leaves us with plenty of questions about how the two companies will operate, or even if Fitbit still remains as more than a brand name. But for many of us the biggest question is what happens to all the data we have stored with Fitbit or through the Fitbit Wellness program with our health insurance company.

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4.9 million accounts affected by DoorDash server breach

DoorDash will contact all affected users directly.

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How to Delete Your Gmail Personal Data

Gmail is Google’s free Email service that brings Google’s search functionalities to your email. Offered with a generous free online storage of 15GB, it allows one to store and archive all your messages. With a simplistic interface, Google enables users to find their emails in the search box according to the context without any problem. The robust IMAP and POP enables one to receive emails through any email program on any device.

Gmail offers great features and protects against spam in an efficient way that many competitors have tried to imitate. Surprisingly, clearing your history won’t prevent Google from keeping a record of all your search activity. There [...]

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