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Sony consolidating its flagships is probably for the best

by Robert Triggs 1 day ago11 comments

Andy Rubin’s Essential teases a big announcement for May 30

by Jimmy Westenberg 23 hours ago15 comments

Boom to bust: The sad history of LeEco in the United States

by Robert Triggs 2 days ago16 comments

5 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is my daily driver

by Lanh Nguyen 4 days ago37 comments
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Developer who sold data on millions of users gets away with a slap on the wrist

FTC tells developer of Brightest Flashlight app to stop being a naughty boy and to cease selling user geolocation data, but it doesn't issue a fine or ask for the app to be removed from ...
by Gary SimsApril 15, 201413

Smartphone users are unwitting participants to widespread surveillance effort, says security expert

The ubiquity of mobile devices has prompted government agencies to piggyback on corporate efforts to collect our information all in the name of marketing, says security ...
by J. Angelo RacomaApril 11, 20147

FreedomPop unveiling new Galaxy S2 based Privacy Phone, also accepting Bitcoin as payment

FreedomPop is set to announce its “privacy phone,” a Samsung Galaxy S2 modified to offer 128-bit encryption for both voice communication and text messages.
by Robert TriggsMarch 5, 20148

Silent Circle and Geeksphone’s new Blackphone is now available for pre-order

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.
by Gary SimsFebruary 24, 20144

Facebook releases Conceal, an efficient library for encrypted storage on Android

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.
by Gary SimsFebruary 6, 20146

Chainfire’s new Pri-Fy app protects you from Wi-Fi based tracking

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 ...
by Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 3, 20146

Is there such a thing as privacy in the age of Google?

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 ...
by Bogdan PetrovanJanuary 17, 201437

Silent Circle and Geeksphone join forces to build the privacy focused Blackphone

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 ...
by Gary SimsJanuary 15, 20146

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

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 ...
by Gary SimsJanuary 2, 201434

App Ops – what you need to know

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 ...
by Gary SimsDecember 16, 201324
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