After Microsoft recently criticized Gmail, a new privacy issue has surfaced all over the web: Google shares too much customer information to app developers.
The proposed APPS act requires apps to be explicit in asking users for permission to use their data, and to be more detailed in how these will be used. Will this help improve privacy in mobile apps and online services?
Silent Text is like Snapchat on steroids, providing encrypted, surveillance-proof message and data exchange, and allowing self-destruction of messages. Get the chance to send and receive encrypted messages that self destruct even if your name is not Ethan Hunt.
Facebook is watching you. That is, if the rumored tracking app turns out to be true. Facebook’s latest rumored app aims to help users find nearby friends, as well as assist Facebook with location specific advertisements.
Google allegedly used tactics to sidestep Apple’s security settings in Safari to secretly monitor user behavior, according to a group that has now filed a class action lawsuit.
All software has security vulnerabilities. It is a fact. You only need to look at the software updates that are issued by the big companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and Google to see how prevalent is this security problem. Smartphones aren’t immune, not iPhones, not Windows Phones and not Android. But there are some simple things you can do that will drastically reduce your exposure and help secure your Android phone or tablet, as well as protect your data.
A new report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that many of the apps which are designed for children collect data about the devices the kids are using without informing parents. The apps, which are available for Android via Google’s Play Store and for iOS via Apple’s iTunes app store, send information from the mobile device to ad networks, analytics companies, or other third parties.
Silent Circle is a peer-to-peer encryption service that protects calls and messages from eavesdropping. The app is simple enough that your name doesn’t have to be Bond or Hunt or M to use it.
If you’re a Verizon subscriber, you may just have reason to be concerned. Starting this October, Verizon has been offering reports to marketers that show what Verizon subscribers are doing on their smartphones, including app usage and mobile web browsing data.