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Turning off your Location History setting in various Google apps won’t stop the search giant from tracking you. Google changed the language on the help page for its location data settings on Thursday, following an Associated Press investigation that revealed its practices regarding Location History were deceptive.    Now, the company admits that it still stores user location data through apps like Google Maps and general web searches even when you’ve turned the setting off, writing on its website: “This setting does not affect other location services […]

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Telstra confesses mistake in search feature brought about information violation

Telstra has said Jonathan Siennicki that an error in its website’s search function led to 18 customers’ personal information including name, business name, address, phone number, and email address being breached. According to Telstra, it accidentally made these details available to three customers via its Your Telstra Tools online help service for small business and enterprise customers. “We take the privacy and security of our customers extremely seriously, so we took the immediate step to disable Your Telstra Tools while our IT Security team investigated,” a blog […]

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