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Ashley Madison’s CTO says Facebook’s dating app idea may not be popular with users because ‘they are the product’

Facebook will have a big advantage in the dating app scene because of its already huge user base, but according to Ashley Madison's CTO Ruben Buell, users may still find the idea off-putting.
Alexander Nix, the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica’s data may be sold to the highest bidder during bankruptcy

Assuming it still has them, the data Cambridge Analytica gleaned from Facebook and the psychological profiles it created from that data could be auctioned off to the highest bidder in its bankruptcy proceeding.

How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

The suspected Golden State Killer was recently found in part based on a DNA sample submitted to a commercial genetics website. If that has you concerned about the security of your own genetic material, here's how to wipe it from sites like Ancestry and 23andMe.
Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook is adding a ‘Clear History’ feature that deletes all your browsing data from your account

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature that gives you the option to delete all your Facebook browsing data — similar to wiping your history on a web browser.

The Chinese government confirmed that it can access deleted WeChat conversations — and people are terrified

Officials in the city of Chaohu accessed deleted messages which helped extract a confession — and have sparked privacy fears among many Chinese internet users. A government agency posted about the investigation, but then deleted the message when it started going viral.

Instagram is rolling out a feature that will let you download all of your photos and past searches in one fell swoop

Two weeks ago, Instagram announced it would release a Data Download tool allowing users to pull all content published to the platform — including photos and past searches — into a downloadable template.

Critics are slamming the new iMessage-like feature coming soon to all Android phones for not being secure

A new app called "Chat" will soon replace the default "Messages" app on Android, but from a security standpoint, it's hardly an upgrade.
The Snapchat app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration

There’s a little-known Snapchat feature that lets you stop getting notifications from individual friends — here’s how to use it

Snap quietly rolled out a "do not disturb" feature in January that lets Snapchat users individually silence notifications while leaving them none the wiser.

Critics are calling out Facebook’s new ‘permission screens,’ saying they’re intentionally designed to be confusing

Critics are slamming Facebook for not giving users a clear choice, but instead employing user interface tricks to get people to give it permission.

The biggest porn site in the world is now accepting a ‘privacy-focused’ cryptocurrency called Verge

Pornhub is now allowing people to pay for its premium content with Verge, a "privacy-focused" digital currency that emphasizes anonymity.