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 »
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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 »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard about Carrier IQ, the service installed deep in the guts of multiple devices that logs various aspects of your cellular experience. Companies such as Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Samsung, HTC and others use this information to provide software updates that ... Read More »
Amazon’s Kindle Fire is flying off the shelves, with some estimating Amazon will have shipped nearly 5 million units by the end of the year. With a souped up 10-inch model reportedly in the works, it is clear Amazon recognizes the importance of the exponentially growing tablet market, and has been the ... Read More »
Carrier IQ and the resulting media outcry was certainly the topic of the week in the tech community last week. Now that we’ve had the weekend to digest the information, a few news outlets (that I’ve noticed, anyway) are starting to promote the idea that Carrier IQ is a good service, collecting ... Read More »
The Carrier IQ saga continues this morning. As we’re all still digesting just how big this issue is, and how big it may become, we attempted to make a little sense of it all in our recap last night. The picture will likely change over the next few weeks, as Senator Al ... Read More »