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Silent Circle is a “surveillance proof” app that simplifies encryption for consumer use

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 20, 2012
Silent Circle is a peer-to-peer encryption service that protects calls and messages from eavesdropping. The app is simple enough that your name doesn't have to be Bond or Hunt or M to use it.
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Google has four months to change privacy policy, says EU

by: Brendan LynchOctober 17, 2012
The European Union (EU) has given Google four months to adjust its privacy policy so that it is in sync with EU’s requests. This comes as no surprise due to the warning Google had gotten previously. If Google does not properly respond, it could face consequences that will affect the company in multiple areas of its services.
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Verizon criticized for selling app usage and web browsing data

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 16, 2012
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.
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EU to tell Google to unravel its privacy policy

by: Kristofer WoukOctober 15, 2012
On Tuesday, Google will get the official word regarding the EU's findings on the changes Google introduced to their European in March.
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New 3G flaw uncovered, may allow devices to be tracked

by: Brendan LynchOctober 10, 2012
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.
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Warrantless phone eavesdropping case dismissed by Supreme Court

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 10, 2012
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.
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If passed, Mobile Device Privacy Act will make every app ask before taking data

by: Joe HindySeptember 14, 2012
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.
 
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Best Android apps for keeping private photos and videos hidden

by: Simon HillSeptember 4, 2012
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.
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TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security: Protection against threats and theft

by: Carl ParkerAugust 28, 2012

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 aware of apps that have suspicious permissions that may jeopardize your [...]

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Google looking to improve privacy, wants to hire experts

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 27, 2012
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.
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