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Information privacy is an aspect of data security that means protecting and proper handling of information. It includes determining what data can be shared with third parties and how it is legally collected. One can apply data privacy in multiple ways, such as data masking, encryption, and authentication. Privacy protection is crucial nowadays as it helps keep people who want to exploit your private data away from it.
Facebook said that the reason for the recent data leakage of more than 530 million users was not a hacker breach of its systems. Attackers gained access to information by extracting data from web resources or so-called web scraping.
The messenger added the option to send cryptocurrency to friends in the application's latest beta version. Signal Payments currently only supports the MobileCoin wallet and the accompanying MOB cryptocurrency.
Users from 106 countries were affected, including 32 million profiles from the USA, 11 million from the UK, and 6 million from India. Facebook said this data was extracted using a vulnerability that the company patched in 2019.
The voice chat service instantly gained the status of an elite platform with millions of fans. However, its users raise serious concerns about the app's questionable privacy and security practices, and using it could cause troubles.
Many sites and services request information about the user's geolocation when users visit them. This not only gives out your location for the necessary and unnecessary resources, but also drains your smartphone's battery on GPS.
According to Apple, the vulnerability discovered by security researchers from Google Project Zero could be "actively exploited" by hackers. The bug was found in the WebKit browser engine, which is the basis of the Safari browser on all Apple devices.