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?
Many people are unaware that photos can contain geo-location information, and that this data can be read by anyone when you post an image on the Internet. You do turn off GeoTagging on your phone?
CyanogenMod has announced the details of its new CM Account and Device Finding services, which will help you find your lost phone without compromising on security.
Consumer Watchdog recently exposed Google for saying that people shouldn’t expect privacy when using Gmail. The Internet, of course, is enraged.