Chrome Extension Will Show You How Ads Are Tracking You

Ads are part of the internet, but unlike more traditional advertisements you see in the physical world, internet ads are smarter because they can track you and your browsing habits, meaning that these companies know what you like, what you don’t like, what you’re searching for, and can then cater ads that target you specifically.If you’d like a bit more transparency as to what these ads are actually doing when […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

This Device Will Stop Alexa From Hearing You

Our smart speakers are listening to us all the time. This isn’t really spying, but rather they are listening out for commands so that they can respond whenever we ask a question. However, we totally get it if you feel a bit uncomfortable knowing that a company could possibly be listening to your every word and you don’t know for sure if they aren’t.Enter Alexagate. This is a $100 device […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Rite Aid’s Stores Have Been Using Facial Recognition Systems For Years

A lot of stores feature security cameras. This is to help deter crime such as shoplifting, but it seems that Rite Aid has been doing more than that. According to an investigative report by Reuters,  they have discovered that Rite Aid’s stores have been employing the use of facial recognition systems for at least the past eight years or so.According to the report from Reuters, most of these facial recognition […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Oops, OnePlus Just Revealed A Bunch Of Their Customers’ Emails

Companies like OnePlus have access to your email addresses as you might have signed up to join their forums or use their services. It is generally expected that these email addresses are kept private and aren’t shared with other customers, but it looks like OnePlus has made a slight mistake on that front.According to a report, it appears that OnePlus has accidentally revealed hundreds of their customers’ emails during a […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Several Hong Kong Based VPNs Caught Logging User Data

One of the many reasons people choose to use VPNs is because they’re designed to encrypt your data and also guard your privacy. That is pretty much its main selling point, where you can use it when you’re on public WiFi or if you simply rather not have your internet provider know what you’re up to.However, it appears that over in Hong Kong, Comparitech’s Bob Diachenko discovered that there were […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

This App Can Monitor Mental Health By Tracking Your Data

Our wearables and apps can track our health to a certain degree, like how many steps we’ve taken, calories burnt, heart rate, and so on. However, thanks to the work of researchers at the Dalhousie University in Canada, they have created an app that can track the person’s mental health by monitoring your phone data.Dubbed PROSIT, how this works is that the app will track your mental health by looking […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Apple’s AR Glasses Could Offer Enhanced Privacy For The iPhone

According to the rumors, Apple is said to be working on a pair of AR glasses. What the company plans on doing with these glasses is unclear, but now in a patent discovered by AppleInsider, it seems that one of the potential uses for Apple’s wearable headset could be enhanced privacy for iPhone users.Right now, whenever your smartphone’s screen is on, anyone looking directly at it can see what you’re […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Mozilla Launches A New, More Affordable VPN

There are plenty of VPN services out there for you to choose from. The pricing will vary from service to service, with price largely dependent on features. If you’re simply after privacy and nothing more, then you might be interested to learn that Mozilla has recently announced their latest VPN service that will just cost you $5 a month.Dubbed the Mozilla VPN, this is a VPN service from the company […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

LinkedIn Hit With Lawsuit For Reading Apple Users’ Clipboard Data

One of the features that Apple introduced in iOS 14 that improves on user privacy, is that the OS will notify users whenever their clipboard has been accessed by an app. This is make it a more transparent process so that users know which apps are accessing data on their devices, in case they weren’t aware before.Thanks to this feature, a recent study has actually shown that there are more […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

Don’t Use A Camera Cover With Your MacBook

Due to a lot of computers and laptops these days coming with built-in webcams, we’re sure that there are also some users who might be concerned with the privacy implications that this might have. This is because there might be some who are concerned that hackers could somehow access the cameras on their devices to spy on them.This has resulted in users buying camera cover accessories to block the cameras […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology