Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes the details and says it did not disclose people’s private messages to “partners without their knowledge.” more… The post Facebook tries to explain why Netflix […]

Apple argues ‘this is no time to weaken encryption’ in response to Australia’s Access and Assistance Bill

Apple’s stance on privacy is clear. They will do their best to comply with law enforcement, however, it believes creating a backdoor for its operating system is the wrong thing do to. more… The post Apple argues ‘this is no time to weaken encryption’ in response to Australia’s Access and Assistance Bill appeared first on […]

Facebook hack update: no evidence of any access to third-party apps

One of the concerns raised by the recent Facebook hack was whether access tokens might have provided access to third-party apps. The company now says there is ‘no evidence’ that this has happened … more… The post Facebook hack update: no evidence of any access to third-party apps appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Users currently unable to access Apple’s Support Communities website [U]

UPDATE: The site seems to be back online and fully functional again. Anyone trying to visit Apple’s Support Communities this evening will are being hit with an error message noting that Apple is updating its forums and “will be back shortly.” Some users are able to access the site intermittently. more… 9to5Mac

HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 allowed remote access to smart devices, temporary fix already in place

Apple’s software woes continued this week with the publication of a HomeKit flaw that allowed remote access to smart home devices like locks and lights. The company has since issued a temporary patch by disabling remote access to shared users, and plans to permanently plug the hole in a software update next week. AppleInsider – […]