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Could one third of free Android apps be stealing sensitive data?

by: Gary SimsApril 5, 2013
New research from security specialists Bitdefender suggests that as many as one third of free Android apps access and upload your private data (including your phone number) to third parties.
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Google’s privacy director moving on, will Android be affected?

by: Gary SimsApril 2, 2013
After just a few years in the job Google's privacy boss Alma Whitten will be leaving Google in June. Lawrence You has been named as her replacement.
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95% of the mobile users can be uniquely identified from location data

by: Gary SimsApril 1, 2013
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!
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Police wants your text messages stored forever, reveals proposal

by: Mike StengerMarch 26, 2013
Congress recently sat down to discuss changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 and a proposal that asks carriers to store text messages indefinitely.
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“Stop the Cyborgs” launches campaign against Google Glass

by: J. Angelo RacomaMarch 23, 2013
A London-based group says Google Glass is a threat to privacy, and encourages individuals to consider the legal implications of passive recording.
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Snapchat 2.0 update adds video messaging

by: Rob TriggsFebruary 22, 2013
Privacy concerned messaging app Snapchat received a new update yesterday, which adds the much anticipated ability to share video messages with your fiends.
 
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Purchases made on Google Play disclose users’ personal info to app devs

by: Conan HughesFebruary 15, 2013
After Microsoft recently criticized Gmail, a new privacy issue has surfaced all over the web: Google shares too much customer information to app developers.
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APPS Act aims to improve mobile users’ privacy, but how will app developers react?

by: J. Angelo RacomaFebruary 12, 2013
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?
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Silent Circle launches surveillance-proof, encrypted data-transfer and messaging platform

by: J. Angelo RacomaFebruary 7, 2013
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.
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Facebook working on a location tracking app

by: Rob TriggsFebruary 5, 2013
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.
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