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Best Android phones (December 2016): our picks, plus a giveaway

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Moto puts smartwatch development on the back burner

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These are Google Play’s best apps and games of 2016

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OnePlus 3T review

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162 articles

NSA uses Angry Birds and other smartphone apps to collect user data

According to a new report, the NSA and British GCHQ have been trading methods for spying on smartphone apps since 2007. Apps specifically mentioned include Angry Birds, Google Maps and ...
by Andrew GrushJanuary 27, 201424

The NSA’s catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

New revelations about the NSA show that the agency has sophisticated surveillance gadgets including a USB stick that can eavesdrop. Since the spies also have custom BIOS versions for ...
by Gary SimsJanuary 2, 201434

Washington Post: 5 billion cellphone location records collected daily by the NSA

Newly discovered documents reveal that the NSA is collecting 5 billion cellphone location records each day. Read on for more details!
by Chris SmithDecember 4, 201324

NSA indirectly responsible for new breed of anti-spying smartphones, apps and devices

The moral and political aspects of state-level spying will be debated for years to come, but an interesting side-effect of the NSA's actions is that new business is being created ...
by Gary SimsOctober 11, 201319

Storm brewing as security experts reckon that Google knows nearly every Wi-Fi password on the planet

Because of Android's "Back up my data" service, Google knows the passwords to all the Wi-Fi networks you access and the NSA can get at that data too. The simplest option right now is to ...
by Gary SimsSeptember 16, 201368

Google starts automatically encrypting data stored using its Cloud Storage service

Google has started encrypting the all the data written to disk via its Google Cloud Storage service, however the keys are automatically managed by Google making it irrelevant if Google ...
by Gary SimsAugust 19, 20138

Google adds seven new security features to Android

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean includes a variety of internal changes that make it more difficult for hackers (and the NSA) to exploit security vulnerabilities. Plus Google is rolling out its ...
by Gary SimsAugust 6, 201316

The USA Prism Plus app makes sure the NSA is watching

The app will take pictures from your mobile device, automatically, and send them to the NSA twitter account. That’s right, all you have to do is download the app and you’re on your way ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 18, 201331

Google experimenting with server-side encryption for Drive

Don't trust the government? Google might have a solution for you. The search giant is reportedly experimenting with server-side file encryption for Drive.
by Kyle WiggersJuly 17, 20138

SELinux coming to CyanogenMod

Ricardo Cerqueira has teased a new CyanogenMod build integrated with the SELinux kernel modification, for improved security.
by Robert TriggsJuly 15, 20135
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