By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google Home are common knowledge. Workers for both companies routinely listen to audio of users—recordings of which can be kept forever—and the sounds the devices capture can be used in criminal trials.
Google’s Password Manager Checkup feature is now integrated directly into your Google Account and will warn you if your saved passwords have security issues such as weak strength or have been compromised through data breaches.
Google is adding a built-in data breach notification service to the Chrome browser that will alert users when they are logging into sites with credentials that have been exposed by breaches.
Mozilla is rebranding their LockBox password management service under the Lockwise name and getting ready to start a trial for the desktop versions of Firefox. LockBox is a password management service that allows Mozilla users to synchronize their saved browser login credentials between iOS, Android, and the desktop versions of Firefox and stand-alone mobile apps.
Facebook users are being interrupted by an interstitial demanding they provide the password for the email account they gave to Facebook when signing up.