Silent Circle and Geeksphone’s new Blackphone is now available for pre-order
February 24, 2014
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 releases Conceal, an efficient library for encrypted storage on Android
February 6, 2014
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’s new Pri-Fy app protects you from Wi-Fi based tracking
February 3, 2014
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.
Is there such a thing as privacy in the age of Google?
January 17, 2014
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 join forces to build the privacy focused Blackphone
January 15, 2014
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.
The NSA’s catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers
January 2, 2014
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?
App Ops – what you need to know
December 16, 2013
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.
CyanogenMod text messages encryption has arrived, at least to some SMS messages
December 9, 2013
CyanogeMod now encrypts text messages by default, at least between CyanogenMod and TextSecure users. Read on for more details!
Washington Post: 5 billion cellphone location records collected daily by the NSA
December 4, 2013
Newly discovered documents reveal that the NSA is collecting 5 billion cellphone location records each day. Read on for more details!
“Shared Endorsements” or how you can be a star in Google’s ads thanks to your Google+ activity
October 11, 2013