Popular apps share data with Facebook without user consent

Some of the most popular apps for Android smartphones, including Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and MyFitnessPal, are transmitting data to Facebook without the consent of users in a potential breach of EU regulations.  In a study of 34 popular Android apps, the campaign group Privacy International found that at least 20 of them send certain data to Facebook […]

WordPress plugs bug that led to Google indexing some user p…

A week after releasing its first major update in quite some time, the WordPress team has pushed the first security patch for its brand new WordPress 5.0 branch. Released hours ago, WordPress version 5.0.1 fixes seven security vulnerabilities (some of which allow site takeover) but also plugs a pretty serious privacy leak. The latter was […]

Instagram to Roll Out Redesigned User Profiles

Instagram announced it will be introducing slightly redesigned user profiles, which are set to roll out over the next few weeks. “Your profile is where you share who you are on Instagram, so starting today we’re testing ways you can better express yourself and more easily connect with the people you care about on your […]

Google Search is adding user comments, starting with live s…

Back in October, Google announced that it was killing Google+ for consumers following a privacy bug. While serving as an admission that the company’s take on social failed, it has become clear in recent months that the company is still very interested in social. For example, Google Maps has added the ability to follow stores […]

How to use Chrome User Experience Report to improve your si…

At the 2017 Chrome Web Summit Conference, Google introduced the world to the Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) – a database constructed from multiple samples pulled from real Chrome users’ web browsing experiences. According to Google, the goal was to “capture the full range of external factors that shape and contribute to the final user […]

Facebook Introduces User Retention Optimization for App Ins…

Facebook has introduced new ways for mobile app advertisers to target users who are most likely to stay engaged. User retention optimization can now be used in conjunction with app install ad campaigns. Advertisers will have the option to optimize for returns on day 2 or day 7 after installing an app in order to […]