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.
On Tuesday, Google will get the official word regarding the EU’s findings on the changes Google introduced to their European in March.
Security researchers have uncovered a 3G flaw that may allow every device using the network to be tracked. The flaw appears to be present in all modern 3G networks and can exploited using easily obtained technology. What is incredibly scary is that not only will the flaw allow somebody without much computer knowledge to track a device, but also that the 3GPP has apparently known about this flaw for close to six months.
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.
The Mobile Device Privacy Act may be the first technology bill to enter Congress this year that the entire world didn’t immediately dislike. Instead of defending companies at the cost of the rights of regular users, this bill will force companies to tell their customers when they’re taking private data from them.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…