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
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?
Are your photos revealing your location when you post them on the Internet?
Koushik Dutta has started to integrate a secure messaging service that transparently encrypts all instant messages between devices running CyanogenMod. The question is, shouldn't Google be doing the same for stock Android?