New research published in Nature has shown that by cross referencing location data with other freely able data sources it is possible to track 95% of mobile phone users using what is meant to be anonymous location data!
Police wants your text messages stored forever, reveals proposal
The proposed APPS act requires apps to be explicit in asking users for permission to use their data, and to be more detailed in how these will be used. Will this help improve privacy in mobile apps and online services?
Silent Circle launches surveillance-proof, encrypted data-transfer and messaging platform
Silent Text is like Snapchat on steroids, providing encrypted, surveillance-proof message and data exchange, and allowing self-destruction of messages. Get the chance to send and receive encrypted messages that self destruct even if your name is not Ethan Hunt.
Facebook is watching you. That is, if the rumored tracking app turns out to be true. Facebook's latest rumored app aims to help users find nearby friends, as well as assist Facebook with location specific advertisements.
Google targeted in U.K. class action lawsuit due to alleged iPhone tracking
All software has security vulnerabilities. It is a fact. You only need to look at the software updates that are issued by the big companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and Google to see how prevalent is this security problem. Smartphones aren't immune, not iPhones, not Windows Phones and not Android. But there are some simple things you can do that will drastically reduce your exposure and help secure your Android phone or tablet, as well as protect your data.