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.
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.
Silent Circle is a “surveillance proof” app that simplifies encryption for consumer use
Verizon criticized for selling app usage and web browsing data
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.
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.
Warrantless phone eavesdropping case dismissed by Supreme Court
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.