Apple and Google met spy chiefs from seven countries to discuss their resistance to provide information to spy agencies and comply with government requests.
When it can’t legally force its way onto private systems, the NSA does its best to sneak in – case in point, a pilot program called Irritant Horn, that saw the NSA and its allies attempt to hijack the connection between a target smartphone and the Play Store (then called Android Market).
Android permissions and, specifically, Android flashlight apps have been getting a lot of scrutiny lately. Is there cause for concern? Let’s find out.
News of a malicious phone spread through the web after G Data revealed what’s inside the Star N9500. Rightfully so, eBay reacted by banning the device from its storefront.
New revelations about the NSA show that the agency has sophisticated surveillance gadgets including a USB stick that can eavesdrop. Since the spies also have custom BIOS versions for PCs, the question is raised: is Android immune?
A new technology by the U.S. military goes beyond just eavesdropping. The PlaceRaider technology will actually reconstruct a 3D virtual model of your home, workplace, or just about any location, using the phone’s camera and orientation sensors.
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?...