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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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Google targeted in U.K. class action lawsuit due to alleged iPhone tracking

by: David GonzalesFebruary 4, 2013
Google allegedly used tactics to sidestep Apple's security settings in Safari to secretly monitor user behavior, according to a group that has now filed a class action lawsuit.
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How to secure your Android phone and protect your data

by: Gary SimsDecember 13, 2012
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.
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FTC slams privacy efforts in kids apps

by: Gary SimsDecember 11, 2012
A new report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that many of the apps which are designed for children collect data about the devices the kids are using without informing parents. The apps, which are available for Android via Google's Play Store and for iOS via Apple's iTunes app store, send information from the mobile device to ad networks, analytics companies, or other third parties.
 
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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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