• Report: Android Firmware Sent Personal Data to China

    Report: Android Firmware Sent Personal Data to China

    A number of budget Android smartphones are suspected of sending text messages to China every 72 hours.Security firm Kryptowire, which first reported the secret backdoor on Tuesday, blamed a firmware developed by Shanghai Adups Technology Company.
  • Amazon Alexa Offers Hands-Free Access to  60,000 Recipes

    Amazon Alexa Offers Hands-Free Access to 60,000 Recipes

    In partnership with Allrecipes, the digital assistant helps you plan breakfast, lunch, and dinner via hands-free access to 60,000 recipes.Say "Alexa, ask Allrecipes for the Recipe of the Day," for instance.
  • Uber Collects Location Data After a Ride Ends

    Uber Collects Location Data After a Ride Ends

    When Uber updated its mobile app last month, it forgot to mention a major change that could turn many customers off to the ride-hailing service.NPR highlighted that the Silicon Valley transportation firm now collects user location data "from the time of trip request through five minutes after the trip ends.
  • How to Secure Your Kid's iPhone

    How to Secure Your Kid's iPhone

    You can install third-party parental control apps, which will handle your family's full suite of desktop and mobile devices.On the kid's iPhone, go to Settings > General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions.
  • How to Kill Active Listening on Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google

    How to Kill Active Listening on Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google

    You can delete each interactions individually in the Alexa mobile apps by going to > Settings > History (or on the web).Yet, ask Siri itself how to deactivate and you get this: The wake word "Ok Google" can be used to start a search or a two-way conversation with Google Assistant—Google's unimaginatively named answer to Alexa, Siri, and Cortana.