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The NSA’s catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

by: Gary SimsJanuary 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?
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App Ops – what you need to know

by: Gary SimsDecember 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.
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CyanogenMod text messages encryption has arrived, at least to some SMS messages

by: Chris SmithDecember 9, 2013
CyanogeMod now encrypts text messages by default, at least between CyanogenMod and TextSecure users. Read on for more details!
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Washington Post: 5 billion cellphone location records collected daily by the NSA

by: Chris SmithDecember 4, 2013
Newly discovered documents reveal that the NSA is collecting 5 billion cellphone location records each day. Read on for more details!
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“Shared Endorsements” or how you can be a star in Google’s ads thanks to your Google+ activity

by: Chris SmithOctober 11, 2013
Google will update its privacy policy in order to be able to use Google+ activity in ads and other places as "Shared Endorsements." Opting out of this service is possible.
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NSA indirectly responsible for new breed of anti-spying smartphones, apps and devices

by: Gary SimsOctober 11, 2013
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?
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Are your photos revealing your location when you post them on the Internet?

by: Gary SimsSeptember 27, 2013
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?
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CM team to offer CyanogenMod account to track your lost phone, new dual-releases planned

by: Rob TriggsAugust 20, 2013
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.
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The ultimate Catch-22: Google said no Gmail privacy 10 years ago

by: Joe HindyAugust 15, 2013
Consumer Watchdog recently exposed Google for saying that people shouldn't expect privacy when using Gmail. The Internet, of course, is enraged.
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Worried about PRISM? How much would you pay for better privacy?

by: J. Angelo RacomaJune 30, 2013
In light of the PRISM scandal, we know that Big Brother is watching, and our connected nature makes it easy to spy upon us. How much should we be willing to spend to protect our privacy?
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