A recent survey by VPNpro has revealed that almost one-third of the most popularservices are secretly owned by Chinese companies that may be subject to weak privacy laws.
Amazon has now added an opt-out option for manual review of voice recordings and their associated transcripts taken through Amazon’s Alexa but it has not stopped the practice of taking voice recordings to help develop new Alexa features.
Microsoft has announced that Skype for Business Online will be giving way to ‘Teams’, with support for Skype for Business already ended on 31 July 2021, and all new Microsoft 365 customers due to get Microsoft Teams by default from 1 September 2019.
Google has announced that with the introduction of Chrome 76 (at the end of July), it has plugged a loophole that enabled websites to tell when you were browsing in Incognito mode.
In what’s been called the world’s first ‘A.I. Bar’ (developed by British data science product company DataSparQ) ordering a drink at a busy bar has been made easier, faster and fairer by using facial recognition technology to place customers in an “intelligently virtual” queue.
If you’re concerned about privacy on your phone, and if you’d like to stop power-hungry apps from abusing their permissions by running processor-heavy tasks in the background the ‘Bouncer’ app enables you to grant permissions for applications temporarily.