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.
Chainfire, the developer behind apps like SuperSU and Mobile ODIN, addresses one specific privacy concern with his latest app – Wi-Fi-based location tracking. Dubbed Pri-Fy, Chainfire’s app protects you from entities that monitor your device’s MAC address.
Are you worried that Google is using your data in potentially nefarious ways? Or is it privacy a concept we all need to leave behind, a relic of a slower, less connected world? Even if you don’t give your data to Google, what options do you have if you want to live a modern digital lifestyle?
Silent Circle and Geeksphone have announced a new joint venture to build an Android smartphone which places “privacy and control directly in the hands of its users.” The device is called the Blackphone and it will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24th.
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 PCs, the question is raised: is Android immune?
The App Ops functionality allows users to change the permissions of an app. The idea is that if you don’t want your favorite flashlight app to collect your location data then you can revoke that permission. Want to know more? Here is our in-depth look at App Ops and why Google has removed it.
CyanogeMod now encrypts text messages by default, at least between CyanogenMod and TextSecure users. Read on for more details!
Newly discovered documents reveal that the NSA is collecting 5 billion cellphone location records each day. Read on for more details!
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 specifically to protect people against spies. The question is, are consumers ready to pay for them?