A disturbing study in the JAMA Network Open journal showed that almost all of 36 mental health apps they downloaded were sharing your data to some extent – many without proper or even any disclosure. Many shared basic data with Facebook and Google, and a few shared very sensitive information like health diaries and self reports of substance abuse. I’ll give you some tips on how you can protect yourself.
In other news, Firefox plugins were all shut off over the weekend due to a Mozilla certificate expiring, bad guys are using Google ads to trick you into paying money to fake customer support sites, data from 80M US households was found lying around on Microsoft servers, and Princeton has a cool new app that will tell you which of your IoT devices may be snitching on you.
- Terms of Service; Didn’t Read: https://tosdr.org/
- Princeton IoT Inspector: https://iot-inspector.princeton.edu/
- Spring Cleaning for you apps: https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/close-security-holes/