US regulators said social media firm gave advertisers information collected for security purposes
Twitter has been fined $150m (£119m) by US authorities after collecting users’ email addresses and phone numbers for security purposes but then using the data to target them with adverts.
The social media platform had told users the information would be used to keep their accounts safe, according to a settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Trade Commission.
Proton has announced that they will be unifying and rebranding all their products with the company being called "Proton" instead of "ProtonMail". Now, they will start offering plans with all of their services—mail, calendar, VPN, and online drive—in a single package. This includes a package with maximum of 500 GB of storage on the drive and mail. Also, they have updated their UI as well as their main website URL to proton.me from protonmail.com.
A report puts in check the company’s privacy focus due to a search agreement with Microsoft that let the Redmond company continue tracking users on the browser.
As reported by Bleeping Computer, security researcher Zach Edwards posted on Twitter that “while DuckDuckGo blocks Google and Facebook trackers, it allowed Microsoft trackers to continue running.” The company explains that “this issue is occurring on browsers and only pertains to non-DuckDuckGo websites.”
“Twitter DMs should have end to end encryption like Signal, so no one can spy on or hack your messages”