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As a result of the popularity of mobile devices, cyber criminals are authoring apps featuring holiday shopping bargains that appear to be legitimate. The truth is, these applications, which are usually free to download, will install themselves onto your device and attempt to modify or steal your private data. Beware of Rogue Apps While we […]
Earlier this year, the Seattle Police Department installed a network of 160 devices throughout the city that can monitor your location, and potentially keep a record of your movement throughout the city. It was reported by a local news channel that the city purchased the devices with $2.6 million of Homeland Security money. The network […]
Earlier this month, Google officially announced it’s plans to put out a device locator feature, similar to Apple’s ‘Find my iPhone” app. The free app is called Android Device Manager, and it’s available now for your mobile device running Android version 2.2 or higher. At the very least, this app will show you just how […]
You might be wondering: Can my cell phone be tracked, even if it’s turned off? A recent report indicates that the National Security Agency is allowed to obtain location information on almost anyone. And they can do it even if the individual’s smart phone is powered off. It claims that this technology was developed in […]
Imagine you’re in a drug store, buying some personal items, or at a bookstore reading up on certain medical issues. You would’ve thought these shopping activities weren’t anyone’s business but your own. However, if you have a smartphone on you, your exact location in these stores can be tracked. We’ve previously reported on retail stores […]
Upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is discontinuing the collection of information from its customers’ smart phones. We’ve previously reported about the technology being used at a Portland, Oregon store as part of a pilot program in 20 stores nationwide. The system, which had been in place since September of 2012, used an array of sensors placed […]
Last year, a lawsuit was brought against wireless provider AT&T, claiming that it and other cell carriers aren’t doing much in the way of tracking down and disabling stolen phones. The plaintiffs alleged that wireless carriers turned a blind eye in order to sell new service to the thieves bringing stolen phones into stores while selling new […]
The state senate of Nevada has recently approved a cellphone tracking bill that is intended to provide quicker access to the phone’s location in the event of an emergency. The bill, SB268, is designed to give certain protections to cell carriers who provide the location information to authorities during specific circumstances. The bill is now […]
Have you ever lost a phone? Losing a smartphone today means the loss of phone numbers, photos, and other personal information. Check out these stats from Lookout:
A Nordstrom Rack store in downtown Portland has initiated a pilot program that tracks customers’ cell phones while they shop. It is one of 20 stores nationwide currently testing the system. Connecting to the wifi signal from your phone, Euclid devices around the store help the company measure foot traffic inside their retail space. “Through […]
It is interesting to know from the story of the hunt down of Philip Markoff, the young Craigslist killer, and how it has become so easy to track suspects in this digital world. This story tells some interesting facts about using digital evidence to track down suspects. In today’s world, it has become so easy […]