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  1. Millions of Private Texts Left Visible Online

    Israeli privacy firm vpnMentor reported Sunday that it had discovered an exposed database including tens of millions of private messages administered by TrueDialog, a bulk-text communications company. Some messages included sensitive information such as password reset codes to social media accounts and medical services. As well as SMS texts, the database contained TrueDialog clients' usernames and passwords. VpnMentor warned such a breach could leave millions of people exposed to identity theft and even blackmail.

    How has TrueDialog dealt with this? The Texas-based company secured the database, but has yet to respond publicly.

    OZY explains how secret apps violate your privacy.

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