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Warrantless phone eavesdropping case dismissed by Supreme Court

Former AT&T employee Mark Klein says the NSA is eavesdropping on conversations from rooms like this one at AT&T's San Francisco office.
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Big Brother may be listening in on your conversations. Whether or not this is actually the case is still up for speculation, given that the U.S. government is citing state secrecy in not admitting nor denying whether it is, in fact, eavesdropping. But in 2005, a former AT&T technician revealed that the government — through the National Security Agency — has hidden outposts within telecom companies meant for surveillance.

Best Android apps for keeping private photos and videos hidden

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Do you need a good solution for hiding your sensitive photos and videos on your Android phone? We round up some Android apps here that can hide your files from prying eyes. We also take a look at how to hide folders, contacts, text messages, and even how to keep calls from specific contacts from appearing in your call logs.

TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security: Protection against threats and theft

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Mobile security is one of the essential things you have to keep in mind when getting a new Android phone or tablet, or even when you have older gadgets with you. Adding layers and layers of security won’t hurt; it may instead greatly benefit you. Among the number of antivirus and mobile security apps you can find in the Google Play Store, one will definitely impress you with its extensive usability. That app is Antivirus & Mobile Security by TrustGo Mobile Incorporated. Antivirus & Mobile Security protects your Android device from any harmful malware and viruses and lets you be…

Google looking to improve privacy, wants to hire experts

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Privacy is a big deal, especially concerning social networks and other online services. Recall how Facebook is often under fire because of iffy privacy policies. Google is also an especially favorite target by privacy groups because of how search and mobile technology has been so pervasive in our lives. The company is looking to hire software engineers who are able to find and fix privacy loopholes and risks within their online services and platforms.

Wifi Protector: Your shield against Wi-Fi network attacks

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There are other smartphone dangers besides viruses and malware. There are also things like WiFiKill and Network Spoofer apps that might spell a lot of trouble. You certainly wouldn’t want to have your sensitive data stolen by attackers. Since we rely so much on our mobile devices, why don’t we stop for a moment to equip ourselves from potential attacks? We’ve already covered an app that helps you check any potentially harmful permissions that apps request for and another app that helps you achieve tighter browser security. Now, we’ll take a look at an app that will protect your phone…

SandroProxy: Increasing your privacy and security when Web browsing on Android

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Whether we’re on a trip, at work, or even at home, Web browsing has become a part of our daily life. Mobile phones have allowed us to keep connected to the Internet wherever we go. Browsing, however, has a few perils. You could come across harmful malware or viruses that could damage your device, or worse, steal your log-in credentials. It’s only natural for us to seek something that could improve our browsing security and data protection. The more crucial our data are, the more reason we need to tighten their security. Let’s take some time to check out a…

Best Android apps for privacy protection and security

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UPDATE New Article: Best Android Antivirus Apps Privacy has always been an issue, even long before the Android platform was invented. Since time immemorial, people have always been trying to protect their privacy and personal data from both public and private threats. As technology grows each day, so do the number of scams, thefts, hacks, and malicious attacks. Smartphones, being bearers of your personal data, are also delicious targets for privacy intrusions. A lot of Android apps exist to help secure your phone and safeguard your privacy.  In this post, we feature some of the best apps for securing your…

Anti Spy Mobile: Your self-defense against privacy and malware threats

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Making your smartphone “smarter” also means granting it permission to do certain things. Some apps collect usage statistics, for example, and others read your e-mails and messages. That’s not really a problem when you’ve downloaded your app from a trusted developer, but what happens when you’ve been bitten by the app bug and you go on an app downloading spree? Not every app on the Google Play store is safe, and some of them could be collecting all sorts of information from your device for some nefarious and dastardly end. Some discriminating device users will avoid apps that ask for…

Google patents location-based mobile device alarm system

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Google is no stranger to controversy related to what some consider blatant intrusion and complete disregard for consumer privacy. While many appreciate the personalized results, others are equally wary about the information tracking and storage, and even more so when it comes to permissions required by applications allowing access to personal information on your handheld device. In a move that is sure to stir up further controversy, Google was recently awarded a patent that will make your device, and indirectly Google, aware of your location. Engadget reports that the patent, filed back in September 2011, describes a software-based alert system and…