“Why does this app need access to that?” This question comes up pretty commonly when users are installing or updating an app and looking at iTwitter permissions list. While the answer to that question is invariably something completely innocuous, it can lead to unease for users with dozens of apps wanting access to their camera, microphone, ... Read More »
Blackphone and its Android-based PrivatOS have always been about security, and starting next year, that same focus will be applied to an application store.
Blackphone will roll an update to its phone in early 2015 that’ll include the Blackphone App Store, which the company touts as “the world’s first privacy-focused app store.” The ... Read More »
Twitter is free, but the company needs to start making more money on the service. And you know what they say: if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.
In an update coming to Twitter for Android in the next couple weeks, the company has announced it will begin cataloging the ... Read More »
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PureVPN has been an established player in the Virtual Private Network space since 2007 and presently serves more than one million customers. I wouldn’t normally lead off an app review with a description of the company, but when one of the primary functions of the app is to protect your privacy, the fact that they have ... Read More »
The Blackphone, a smartphone centered around privacy and security, will soon be joined by a companion. The creator of the Blackphone, Silent Circle, has confirmed that they’re currently working to create a private and secure tablet. In a statement to BBC, Jon Callas, the co-founder of Silent Circle, said about the company ... Read More »
AT&T has issued an apology today after revealing that personal information of AT&T customers has been improperly accessed by an employee of the company.
According to AT&T, the data accessed includes Social Security number information among other data. In its apology for the breach, AT&T has said it is working to contact affected customers individually ... Read More »
Google strives to be as transparent as possible about government data requests. The company believes users deserve to know when a user has their data requested by the government and how often it happens to users in general. With this report for the year of 2013, we see that government data requests are increasing at ... Read More »
Does all of the recent news concerning security and the NSA have you concerned about your privacy? The folks at Geeksphone and Silent Circle know how you feel, and in response they’ve announced a new smartphone that promises to make your communications more secure.
Dubbed the Blackphone, this unlocked GSM handset runs a ... Read More »
Google is no stranger to collecting your information in order to better serve you advertisements, but if a recently filed patent ever comes to life, the company will be taking it to the next level.
Google has made a fortune out of organizing information. They’ve created algorithms and catalogued the Internet. They’ve taken pictures all ... Read More »
Now when signed in, Google will treat you as a single ... Read More »