News tagged: Privacy

OnePlus Secretly Collects User Data

OnePlus has some great flagship smartphones, but there are also some things many users didn't know. According to Chris Moore, owner of a UK-based security and tech blog, the company is secretly collecting user data without their permission. He found out that his phone

China Bans Anonymous Online Posts

China is implementing harsher restrictions on online privacy, outright banning anonymous posts. The country's internet regulator revealed new regulations on Friday that include, among other things, a complete ban on anonymous content. Those rules go into effect on October 1.

China May Not Technically Block All VPNs

Though recent policies in China are leading to an apparent crackdown against VPNs, the country has pushed back against the recent claim that all VPNs will be blocked. Bloomberg recently reported all VPNs would be blocked next year, but a state-run site denies that.

ProtonVPN Offers Free VPN To Everyone

ProtonMail, a secure email provider, has expanded its VPN service to everyone. ProtonVPN has left its beta and can now be used by anyone without any expense. Like similar services, the software can help secure your internet connection, therefore enhancing your privacy.

EU Proposal Would Ban Backdoors

A proposal from the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs could implement a strong ban against encryption backdoors in member countries. The draft proposal outlines a plan to block the kind of backdoor the FBI wanted from Apple last year.

Facebook Maps Offer Useful Info During Disasters

Facebook has rolled out a feature called "disaster maps" that'll provide early responders with useful information when disaster strikes. It's working with UNICEF and others to figure out which sort of data should be included in the maps. The maps will be regularly updated.