Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:Several security researchers say iOS security controls have made it really hard to analyze whether an iPhone has been compromised without jailbreaking it first — A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp shows that there´s little defenders can do to detect and analyze iPhone hacks.
Kaitlyn Tiffany / Vox:An examination of the opaque data collection practices in mobile games, which have largely escaped the level of scrutiny applied to social media companies — Seemingly simple mobile games made us all way too comfortable with giving away our personal information. — Angry Birds is so 2009, you might say.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:A 14-year-old girl with 800,000 YouTube followers is sharing far-right content, highlighting how the platform can push kids to extremism as they build audiences — “Soph” has nearly a million followers on the giant video platform. The site´s executives only have themselves to blame.
Natt Garun / The Verge:Google is combining its travel-related products, including Google Trips, Google Flights, and Google hotels search, under a singular tool called Trips — Not to be confused with Google Trips, its offline travel app — Google is combining its travel-related products — the mobile Google Trips app …
The Keyword:Google opens a Safety Engineering Center in Munich as a global hub for its cross-product privacy efforts, to double privacy engineers to 200+ this year — Last week at I/O, our annual developer conference in California, I shared how we´re working to build a more helpful Google for everyone.