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 ... 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 »
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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 ... 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 usage ... 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 ... Read More »
Unless you’ve been, you know, doing things out in the real world, you’ve probably noticed that the Carrier IQ story is the hottest topic on the interwebs right now. The Verge has a running story stream with 13 related stories (as of 4pm CST), and venturing over to just about any Read More »