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Verizon is “enhancing” their Relevant Mobile Advertising program, allowing Verizon to collect and hand over your online habits to marketers with creppy precision.
FreedomPop is set to announce its “privacy phone,” a Samsung Galaxy S2 modified to offer 128-bit encryption for both voice communication and text messages.
Google Glass is a very different kind of mobile product, one that seems to bring up potential concerns over privacy. Now Congress has decided to get involved, asking Google to address potential concerns.
New research from security specialists Bitdefender suggests that as many as one third of free Android apps access and upload your private data (including your phone number) to third parties.
After just a few years in the job Google’s privacy boss Alma Whitten will be leaving Google in June. Lawrence You has been named as her replacement.
New research published in Nature has shown that by cross referencing location data with other freely able data sources it is possible to track 95% of mobile phone users using what is meant to be anonymous location data!
Congress recently sat down to discuss changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 and a proposal that asks carriers to store text messages indefinitely.
If you live in the USA and you’re worried about someone reading embarrassing emails in your Gmail inbox, you may soon be able to relax a little. In case an amendment proposed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) passes, police will need a warrant to get access to your email. As it stands now, they can get it by just asking. Introducing the ECPA Back in 1986, email existed, but it wasn’t nearly as ubiquitous as it is now. At the time, lawmakers didn’t really know how to deal with it, and they certainly weren’t thinking very far forward. When…