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OnePlus is quietly collecting a ton of data from its smartphones

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is collecting data from its users and transmitting it to a server along with each device’s serial number, according to security researcher Chris Moore. In a January blog post (which has gained newfound attention this week), Moore detailed how OnePlus devices running OxygenOS record data at various points, including when a […]

Facebook will no longer allow third-party data for targeting ads

Facebook announced today that it’s disabling a form of advertising targeting called Partner Categories, which allowed prominent third-party data aggregators like Experian and Acxiom to provide clients with offline data like purchasing activity to inform ad targeting. The move comes amid the fallout from the ongoing Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, and it follows similar […]

What 10GB of Mobile Data REALLY Looks Like (Infographic)

Richard Goodwin 24/04/2018 – 11:11am Ever wondered how much bang for you buck you get with mobile data? Here’s EXACTLY what 10GB of data gets you… Mobile data is the most expensive thing about running a phone these days. Data has replaced calls and texts as mobile networks main revenue source. The advent of 3G […]

How to opt-out of WhatsApp/Facebook data sharing

If you want to know exactly what’s happening with regards to the WhatsApp policy changes – and why – you can read our original story from yesterday.  You can also view the WhatsApp’s announcement and it’s new policy at the links. How to opt-out of WhatsApp data sharing Firstly, if you encounter the new terms and conditions the next time […]