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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 coul...

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UPDATE New Article: Best Android Antivirus Apps

Privacy has always been an issue, even long before the Android platform was invented. Since time immemorial, people have always been trying... to protect their privacy and personal data from both public and private threats. As technology grows each day, so do the number of scams, thefts, hacks, and malicious attacks. Smartphones, being bearers o...

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Making your smartphone “smarter” also means granting it permission to do certain things. Some apps collect usage statistics, for example, and others read your e-mails and messages.... That’s not really a problem when you’ve downloaded your app from a trusted developer, but what happens when you’ve been bitten by the app bug and you go on an app downloading spree?...

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Google is no stranger to controversy related to what some consider blatant intrusion and complete disregard for consumer privacy. While many appreciate the personalized results, others are equally... wary about the information tracking and storage, and even more so when it comes to permissions required by applications allowing access to personal information on your handheld device.

In a move that...

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For those afraid that our right to personal privacy is slowly disappearing, there’s a new example of law enforcement procedure to support that concern. If you’re suspected of a crime or arrested... in London, Metropolitan Police now has a new system enabling them to almost instantly extract data from your mobile device.

The new system, carried out with a device called ACESO, is supplied b...

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A new study by a group of researchers from the Department of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University has discovered that more than half of the ad libraries used by Android developers... pose security risks and raise privacy concerns because of  the questionable types of data they collect.

The team studied 100,000 apps from Google Play and identified 100 different 3rd party in-app ad...

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One of the more fascinating aspects about the movie Minority Report (2002) (apart from the futuristic cars and inner city road system) was how billboard advertisements did a retina scan of... passers by and tailored the ad to suit the watcher’s requirements. The movie takes place in the year 2054 A.D., but with Google’s latest patent application, we may be closer to this futur...

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Over the last few weeks, privacy has been a hot topic of debate in tech circles, a debate spurred by several high profile issues involving private data, from your location and contact lists,... to the pictures on your smartphone. Just to recap, we have Apple’s “Locationgate”, Path’s contact list uploading, and the bug on iOS/feature on Android that let apps access the photos on your...

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A quick look at the mobile device marketplace will only reveal one significant open source operating system that is used on phones and tablets. That is of course Android. The rest like iOS... or Windows Phone 7 are proprietary, closed source platforms. It is impossible to tell what software is actually running on your phone, and what the phone is processing and analyzing in the backgro...