Launched in 2014, Signal is considered by specialists as one of the most secure messaging applications on the market.

Instant Messaging: Signal Application Boom After New Rules Announced by WhatsApp

PRIVATE LIFE: Secure messaging app, Signal, tops downloads on Apple Store and Google Play platforms in several countries The secure messaging application is booming! Since its competitor WhatsApp warned Thursday that it would share more data with its parent company Facebook, Signal has been at the top of downloads on the Apple Store and Google Play platforms in several countries. […]

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Telegram messaging announces launch of paid services in 2021

Telegram Messaging Announces Launch of Paid Services in 2021

MESSAGING: Telegram boss assures us that “all features currently free will remain free” and that the messaging service will remain ad-free Changes, but no revolution? The popular encrypted messaging program, Telegram will launch paid services from 2021 to finance its growth, after the failure of its fundraising and its virtual currency project, its boss announced on Wednesday. “Telegram will start generating […]

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With the “Digital Services Act”, the new European legislation will impose on all platforms “the duty to cooperate” to remove hate content.

How Europe is Trying to Fight Online Hatred and Disinformation with its “Digital Services Act”

SOCIAL NETWORKS: With the “Digital Services Act”, the new European legislation will impose on all platforms “the duty to cooperate” to remove hate content The Digital Services Act, which will be presented on December 15 by the European Commission, will for the first time impose “means obligations” on social networks in the moderation of content. The […]

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WhatsApp users forced to accept new privacy conditions

WhatsApp: Users “Forced” to Accept the New Privacy Rules

PERSONAL DATA: Users will have until the 8th February 2021 to validate the new terms of use, otherwise they will no longer be able to use the WhatsApp application. Take it or leave it. At the start of 2021, WhatsApp will change the conditions of use of its services, and in particular, the way in which the application processes users’ personal […]

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Person using zoom on a smartphone

Zoom: The Video Conferencing Application Apologises and Ensures that it No Longer Shares Data with Facebook

PRIVACY: The video conferencing application Zoom, has been updated and the leaders have apologized to the users A Vice article recently embarrassed the Zoom video conferencing application by revealing that it shared some data with Facebook. Its officials insisted on reacting immediately. Thus, Friday 27th March, an update was deployed to end the sharing of data with the social network, […]

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WhatsApp links generated to invite other users to a conversation have been indexed by search engines, thus becoming visible to all.

WhatsApp: Phone Numbers and Private Conversations Accessible in a Few Clicks on Google

CYBERSECURITY: WhatsApp links generated to invite other users to a conversation have been indexed by search engines, thus becoming visible to all. Private conversations on WhatsApp may not really be… Several media outlets in recent days have exposed a huge scandal linked to the privacy of hundreds of thousands of email users belonging to Facebook. Search engines, including Google or Bing, […]

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An American university checks the presence of students with an application

An American University Checks the Presence of Students with an Application

SURVEILLANCE: The establishment has been the subject of numerous criticisms For many universities, attendance at classes is not compulsory. It is a way of empowering students. But some do not share this policy, including the University of Missouri in the United States. The American academic institution has recently implemented a more modern system than pencil and paper to know which […]

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Instagram: Soon you will not be able to spy on your loved ones

We Will Soon Not be Able to Spy on Instagram

SOCIAL NETWORKS: Instagram is removing the “Subscribers” page which allows a user to follow the smallest actions of his friends On the tab representing a heart, we find all the notifications related to our account; likes, comments, new subscribers. But this page also offers to follow the news of our subscribers in another way. Indeed, in the top left, […]

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Personal data being shared by connected tv, causing privacy worries

Personal data: Your Connected TV Shares your Info with Google, Amazon, Netflix and others

PRIVACY: Some connected TV transmits data to Netflix, Google, Amazon, even though no account has been associated with the connected site. Connected TVs deliver our data to third parties. A study conducted by US and British researchers shows that many connected objects transmit private information to Facebook, Amazon, or Google, reports  Futura Tech. The researchers looked at 81 connected objects sold in […]

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Facebook admits to having listened and transcribed private conversations of users

Facebook Admits to Having Listened and Transcribed Private Conversations of Users

After long denying such a practice, Facebook admits having transcribed sound recordings of conversations – with the authorization of users. One more scandal for Facebook. The Bloomberg agency revealed Tuesday that the social networking giant was using contractors to transcribe audio clips of private conversations of users on Messenger. The goal, as always: to better customize and target its ads […]

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