Leave no room for hackers to operate

Leave no room for hackers to operate

For most people, social media is a convenient way to stay in touch with family and friends. For a small group of people, it’s an opportunity to profit off other people’s trust. Here are some things you can do to continue enjoying Facebook and Twitter without compromising your privacy.

5 vital Android security features

5 vital Android security features

Android has been making headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons. In 2018 alone, the mobile operating system has fallen victim to a wide array of cyberattacks that have caused many experts to question its ability to protect users. But believe it or not, Android has a bevy of security features that will all but guarantee the safety of your device.

Is your Android call and SMS data safe?

Is your Android call and SMS data safe?

It’s normal for mobile phones to store users’ call and text logs. Android users, however, might be surprised to know that Facebook has been collecting their call history and SMS data for years. Should you be worried?

How Facebook’s data-collecting activities were discovered

Software developer Dylan McKay realized Facebook had been collecting his call records and SMS metadata when he downloaded his Facebook account data from his Android device (to do this, go to General > Settings). When he tweeted about it, several users responded that the same thing happened to them, while others revealed that only call histories with close contacts such as parents, partners, and other family members were collected.