How to depersonalize Amazon Ads in Facebook

Apr 26, 2018 7:43:53 AM / by Himanshu Dwivedi posted in Mobile App Security, privacy, facebook

As many mobile users of Facebook know, personalized Ads is a way of life. While the personalized Ad experience may be nice, you might be a bit creeped out when a product you were just searching for on Amazon’s desktop site now shows up as an Ad seconds later in the Facebook mobile app. While there is nothing shady here (re-targeting is the marketing term), you might want to prevent this from happening. To do so, complete the following steps:

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Make it Harder for Advertisers to Track You on Mobile

Feb 24, 2018 8:03:51 AM / by Himanshu Dwivedi posted in Mobile App Security, privacy, Apple

The need for privacy has never been greater. We have summarized a way on both iPhone and Android for you to adjust your mobile settings so that advertisers will have difficulty tracking you on your device. Being a mobile security company our top priority is ensuring consumers have the information they need to make smart choices when it comes to privacy settings on their phones and mobile devices. 

Make it harder for advertisers to track you on Mobile

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Nov 29, 2017 7:41:23 AM / by Himanshu Dwivedi posted in privacy, security

On November 8th, 2017, security researchers from Appthority identified 685 iOS and Android Apps that hardcoded their Twilio credentials into their mobile binary. Using this security issue dubbed Eavesdropperthe researcers were able to gain access to all of the App’s private communication via Twilio’s APIs.

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Uber's 5min and iOS 11

Sep 12, 2017 4:26:52 AM / by Himanshu Dwivedi posted in Mobile App Security, privacy, Apple

In the fall of 2016, Uber inserted a feature in its mobile apps allowing the company to track user location approximately 5 minutes after a recent trip had ended.  The feature came with a whirlwind of controversy, as many riders felt it was an invasion of their privacy, especially since the 5 minutes after an Uber trip would probably pinpoint the exact location of a person’s home, office, or some other private location. While Uber may have had good intentions, the company did not share the benefits of the feature with the general public, nor did they disclose the feature itself (it was made public by 3rd party sources outside of Uber). This feature, among several other things, hurt Uber’s image as it pertains to end-user privacy.

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Apple's Planet of The Apps - Are They Secure?

Jul 12, 2017 8:55:55 AM / by Himanshu Dwivedi posted in Mobile App Security, privacy, Apple

Apple has launched a new reality TV show called Planet of the Apps. Similar to the popular TV show Shark Tank, each week app publishers will pitch their iOS apps to a celebrity panel of judges including Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk, and The celebrity judges will decide if the app publishers advance to the next stage, which is a meeting with venture capitalists who may invest in their companies.

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Google and California Privacy Policy Requirements

Jun 28, 2017 8:02:37 AM / by Himanshu Dwivedi posted in Mobile App Security, privacy

In 2017, both Google Play and the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CALOPPA) require mobile application publishers to provide a valid privacy policy on the App's Google Play page, especially if the App is requesting one or more of the following sensitive permissions:


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