A Parent’s Guide to App Permissions: Are Your Kids’ Favorite Apps Accessing Their Data Without Your Knowledge?

App Permissions in Pokemon Go

In the wide world of apps, Pokémon GO is the latest craze. According to DMR, it took this app only 13 hours after launch to make its way to the top of the chart of highest-grossing apps in the United States. In many cases, users were so excited to get started with Pokémon GO that they didn’t worry about the app’s permission settings while it was being installed. However, unlike most other websites and applications that only request permissions for a few things, blogger Adam Reeve points out the Pokémon GO receives full access to your Google account – and it took it without even asking you. According to Google, this gives Pokémon GO the ability to “see and modify nearly all information in your Google Account.”Continue Reading →

What You Can Expect From Dashlane and the Android 7.0 Nougat Update

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It’s finally here! Earlier this week, Google finally released its highly-anticipated Android 7.0 (Nougat) update! Some lucky people will get to see the new Android version sooner than others. According to David Burke, VP of Engineering at Google, owners of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be the first to get their hands on this update. In the next few weeks, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One) and other devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will get the update as well. 

Whether you get the update right away or have to wait a little longer, we’ll break down our favorite Android 7.0 enhancements to show how your phone and apps now work even better for you. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of Nougat with Dashlane’s Android Password Manager, too. Continue Reading →

The Birds, Bees, and Facebook: How to Have the Tech Talk with Your Kids

The Birds, Bees, and Facebook: How to Have the Tech Talk with Your Kids

From the pre-game motivational chat to the first day of school pep talk, as parents, we often have special chats with our children to make sure they’re prepared to manage any challenge or obstacle that lies ahead.

The same holds true when parents want to sit down and have “The Tech Talk” with their kids. “The Tech Talk” should be a series of open dialogues with your children about how to protect their tech gadgets, learning together about new apps and websites, and offering advice on how to properly manage their digital footprints.Continue Reading →

Dashlane and Google Establish New Open Source API Project to Enable Simple, Secure App Logins for Android Users

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Today, we’re very excited to announce a very special open-source project that we’re working on with Google to enhance and simplify your security! Dashlane and Google, along with other leading password managers are collaboratively developing “Open YOLO” (You Only Login Once)–an open API for App Developers that will give Android apps the ability to access passwords stored in your favorite password manager, and effortlessly and securely log you into those applications!Continue Reading →