privacy settings

A quick iOS15 Privacy Settings Guide

Apple’s iOS 15 is now available publicly. With this release, Apple introduced new privacy settings which were controversial even before its official release. The child safety tools that Apple intended to include in the iOS 15 update were put on indefinite hold after privacy concerns. Apple has experienced a similar backlash, albeit because of a […]

What Apple’s email privacy changes mean for your mailing list

By now you’ve probably heard about Apple’s privacy changes that will come into effect with iOS 15 in September. This change will have a significant impact on businesses that use mailing lists to engage their customers. This is on top of handling PII compliance (PII = personally identifiable information) which is in itself a complex […]

critisism

Whatsapp doesn’t want to lock users out

After WhatsApp changed its data privacy rules there was a lot of critisism the way Facebook tried to push users to accept them. Those who do not agree to the new terms and conditions would experience a gradually limited service. After a pushback, Facebook changed its approach again. Users who do not agree to the […]

Policy

What does the new WhatsApp privacy policy mean for me?

Almost all apps regularly update their terms of use, but rarely has such a change caused as much excitement as the new WhatsApp privacy policy. What is remarkable about the privacy policy? For the first time, Facebook is openly revealing details about the collection and storage of user data. Your chats are still end-to-end encrypted, […]

Talking

I know who you are talking to

If you’re a WhatsApp user – like 2 billion others on the planet – your online status can be queried by third parties. This happens without you noticing anything. All that it takes is your phone number. Your online status is a source of information An investigation by Traced shows how online tools can be […]

chat on clubhouse

A Five-Minute Guide to Clubhouse

Not many know about Clubhouse, which is an invitation-only audio-based chat app. The app is an iOS app based on voice and allows people worldwide to chat and meet new people. You can join in on different conversations on varying topics. You can choose to listen or participate in the discussion, just like in a […]

Contacts

Why to keep your contacts safe from Apps

Apps that ask for accessing your contacts should be viewed with a very critical eye. To illustrate this, let me tell you a story. Sue and Joe are good friends since their days at college. However, Joe recently got into conspiracy theories and even joined a network of conspiracy theorists. They use an app to […]

Alternative

What is the best Messenger Alternative for Media-Companies?

The announced change of WhatsApp’s privacy terms has lead to an exodus of users to alternative messengers. It’s no surprise that this happened, since WhatsApp’s mother company Facebook is interested in data and will find ways to monetize it. They have done this in the past when they forced companies to use their WhatsApp Business […]