Luth Research will offer to track your smartphone, tablet, or PC habits in exchange for up to a $100 a month, to then sell your data to the highest bidder. Tempted?
Verizon admits to scanning accounts for child pornography.
Ghostery is an add on that helps you browse the web with more transparency. Check out what they have to say about online privacy and their upcoming browser.
Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that a warrant is required for cell phone location tracking since someone’s cell phone location data is included as part of a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.
ConsciousLifeNews It’s an open secret that the NSA is keeping tabs on Internet users through various means. Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations suggest that the agency does not even have to take an active role in eavesdropping, as it’s the Internet and tech companies that do this for them. Case in point: Vodafone recently published a transparency report, indicating the means and methods through which governments are spying through telecom networks. Google is actually one of the companies that have been used by spy agencies in their data mining efforts. In particular, the movement of information between datacenters can be the chink in…
FTC tells developer of Brightest Flashlight app to stop being a naughty boy and to cease selling user geolocation data, but it doesn’t issue a fine or ask for the app to be removed from Google Play.
The ubiquity of mobile devices has prompted government agencies to piggyback on corporate efforts to collect our information all in the name of marketing, says security expert Bruce Schneier. Depending on which study you reference, smartphone penetration in the US reportedly ranges from 62 percent to 71 percent, according to analytics firms like comScore and NPD. Regardless of the actual figures, one thing is for sure: smartphones, tablets and wearable devices like smartwatches and smart glasses are gaining ground among consumers. The convenient fact is that these devices offer an unprecedented level of connectedness among users, that we are plugged…
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.
The Blackphone, which places “privacy and control directly in the hands of its users”, has been officially announced at MWC 2014 and is now available for pre-order at $629.
Facebook Engineering has released a new open source encryption library, Conceal, for Android which is designed to encrypt data quickly without using too much system memory or processor power.