Learn How To Protect Your Mobile Device From Spying, Tracking, & Hacking.
The primary technology behind mass location tracking is the seemingly innocent Automatic License Plate Reader. Local police departments are building a collection of mass quantities of data about where Americans have gone The following is a transcribed version of Catherine Crump’s TED Talk speech. The shocking police crackdown on protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, in the […]
In London, British police believe they know who made off with $30,000 worth of jewelery from a shop in Kingston on Sunday. The suspected thief, who stole two diamond rings and a wedding band, left behind his cellphone, which had a photo of himself set as the wallpaper. The 27 year old suspect is Germain […]
One of the top paid apps on Google Play for more than a week was an antivirus app- but this app’s only real function was to change an image on the screen. It didn’t actually do anything to protect your phone, yet it cost you $3.99. That didn’t stop Virus Shield from vaulting to the […]
Could this be the smartphone the NSA doesn’t want you to know about? A company called Geeksphone is releasing a privacy-focused smartphone later in 2014 for consumers who wish to keep their personal data and conversations private. The Blackphone is described on their site as “The high-end smartphone which puts privacy and security ahead of everything […]
The Wisconsin State Assembly has passed a bill that would prevent police from tracking the location of cell phones without first having a warrant. To obtain a warrant, the application would need to identify the phone, the person in possession of the phone, the subject of the investigation, a statement of the crime, and a […]
Millions of iPhone users love using some of its various apps to convert nearly everything they say into text. Convenient, right? But have you ever wondered what Apple does with what you say? According to a report originally posted by WIRED, Apple has confirmed that applications like Siri, its built-in voice recognition system, record your […]
There is a catalog full of devices that allow the NSA to monitor computers that aren’t even connected to the internet.
The U.S. District Judge William Pauley ruled the National Security Administration’s collection of millions of American’s phone records is constitutional on Friday, dismissing an ACLU lawsuit against the NSA. The judge stated the collection of phone records is a legal and valuable tool to fight terrorism that “only works because it collects everything.” He added […]
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 […]