Google Play Store has reported that the new Facebook Messenger app has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices.
Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer, who gathered their personal data through free flashlight app, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said.
Since smartphones have turned into the government`s alleged `snoop-op` targets, it is highly important to turn off the device`s location sharing functions for a stricter privacy.
The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly analyzing whether Facebook`s changes to two key privacy policies comply with a 2011 agreement between the agency and the social media giant.
Social networking site Facebook has closed its comment period on proposed changes to key user policies, explaining how it uses consumer data.
The UK authorities have reportedly criticized search engine site Google for its privacy policies and have warned the site of `enforcement actions` if the policies are not reformed.
Facebook`s newly released Home software for Android phones could `destroy the privacy of users`, industry watchers have warned.
Vint Cerf, a senior Google executive, has said that the Internet search giant should not force users to reveal their real names for some services, including its Google+ social network.
Popular mobile chat platform WhatsApp has come under scrutiny as the application requires users to provide their entire contact list to the service.
Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly planning to end its practice of allowing users vote on changes to its privacy policies.
Internet giant Google has been sued by a privacy activist who has demanded that it should pay to replace his Android smartphone.
Facebook Inc. has agreed to make several changes to its services to improve transparency.
Day in Pics: 2nd September
Showbiz World - September 2, 2014
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