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Apple and Google Execs met in English mansion to secretly discuss government surveillance plans

by: Nirave GondhiaMay 23, 2015
Apple and Google met spy chiefs from seven countries to discuss their resistance to provide information to spy agencies and comply with government requests.
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NSA planned to use the Play Store to implant spyware on target smartphones

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 21, 2015
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).
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Are all flashlight apps really out to get you?

by: Joe HindyDecember 9, 2014
Android permissions and, specifically, Android flashlight apps have been getting a lot of scrutiny lately. Is there cause for concern? Let's find out.
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Spyware-bearing Galaxy S4 clone gets banned from eBay

by: Edgar CervantesJune 20, 2014
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.
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The NSA’s catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

by: Gary SimsJanuary 2, 2014
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?
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Navy-built spyware makes 3D model from camera images. Could your Android smartphone be spying on you?

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 1, 2012
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.
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Anti Spy Mobile: Your self-defense against privacy and malware threats

by: Carl ParkerJune 18, 2012

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?

Not every app on the Google Play store is safe, and some of them could be collecting all sorts of information from your device for some nefarious and dastardly end. Some discriminating device users will avoid apps that ask for access to too many permissions, but what about the [...]

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