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Japanese mobile network installs tech on Android devices to track users without consent

by: John DyeMay 20, 2016
Operator NTT Docomo has revealed that they are able to toggle GPS tracking on smartphones without the user being aware that they are being tracked.
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Runkeeper is secretly tracking you around the clock and sending your data to advertisers

by: Kris CarlonMay 13, 2016
Runkeeper has been found to track user's location even when the app is not running and to send that data to a U.S.-based advertiser.
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Facebook Messenger to add self-destructing messages

by: Kris CarlonMay 2, 2016
Facebook Messenger will soon be adding a disappearing message feature, with messages self-destructing after a user-selectable period of time.
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Lawmakers pushing to make owning an unregistered prepaid phone illegal

by: John DyeMarch 25, 2016
If this bill passes, anyone who purchases a prepaid cell phone will be forced to register their identity with their device.
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Gmail beefs up security through warnings

by: John DyeMarch 25, 2016
Google is ramping up the defensive aspects of many of their services. The most recent of these to get an upgrade is Gmail.
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How to protect your privacy using Android

by: Rob TriggsMarch 11, 2016
We keep an awful lot of personal information on our mobiles these days and they consequently know quite a lot about us, so these days it pays to keep your data protected.
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How to block a phone number on your Android phone

by: Edgar CervantesJanuary 25, 2016
In this post, we'll teach you how to block a phone number on your Android device!
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(Update: Google responds) EFF accuses Google of breaking a pledge not to track students

by: Rob TriggsDecember 3, 2015
The EFF has filed a complaint with the FTC regarding Google's alleged tracking of student data.
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Is the cost of phone privacy worth paying?

by: Simon HillAugust 14, 2015
Government agencies, the legal establishment, and law enforcement are railing against smartphone encryption, claiming it aids criminals, but should we be asked to give up our privacy in the name of the law?
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The IoT data onslaught is coming: can you hide from it?

by: Simon HillJuly 7, 2015
As wearables and the Internet of Things drive the collection of more and more information about us, many may balk at the idea of being tracked 24/7. But can you duck big data? And does it matter anyway?
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