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Articles tagged with "Privacy"

Android faces FTC probe as version 6.0 Key Lime Pie rumors surface

It wasn’t the most thrilling news to learn that your Android device's photos could be accessed and remotely stored without your approval. Not surprisingly, the lack of privacy regulations on Android apps has riled advocates to the hilt. Senator Charles Schumer (D) has requested that the Federal Tr ... Full Article »

March 5, 2012 9:18am

Android permissions to keep kids and data safe

Your Android phone is about as personal as a device can get, storing your contacts and photos, accessing your email and even your bank statement. As more services orient personalization around your smartphone, privacy concerns continue to be raised. The recent Path debacle was a mere microcosm of wh ... Full Article »

February 17, 2012 9:16am

Sprint disables controversial Carrier IQ software across all phones

After a whole lot of privacy concerns and controversy swirling around cellular traffic-tracking software from Carrier IQ, Sprint has announced it is disabling the software on all of its devices. You might remember hearing about Carrier IQ last month after it became apparent that the company’s sof ... Full Article »

December 19, 2011 1:05pm

Mobile carriers split over Carrier IQ controversy

It seems the dark side of pre-installed software on our Android devices is emerging, as the Carrier IQ controversy continues. What Android researcher and app developer Trevor Eckhart uncovered with Carrier IQ’s data collection methods has upturned an entire mobile industry, questioning what mobile ... Full Article »

December 2, 2011 9:26am

Amazon’s new Silk browser has lawmakers worried about privacy

When Amazon announced its new Kindle Fire Android tablet, it also announced a new piece of web-browsing software called Silk. And that piece of software has some people worried about Amazon getting ahold of a lot of private data. The Silk web browser is Amazon’s solution to keeping the Fire cheap ... Full Article »

October 17, 2011 12:52pm

New Jersey judge rules using GPS to track spouse’s location is legal

If you’re suspicious about your spouse, it’s not an invasion of privacy to use a GPS device to track their whereabouts, at least in New Jersey. The story comes from, in which an appellate court panel has ruled in the case of a Gloucester County couple that employing GPS technology to tra ... Full Article »

July 8, 2011 2:11pm

Keep your private pictures hidden with Kii Safe Android app

It's rare nowadays, to hear of a sex scandal that doesn't involve technology. If you have some photos or videos on your phone that you'd prefer the whole world didn't know about, Hide Pictures With Kii Safe could save some embarrassment and even your reputation. The app is essentially a password-p ... Full Article »

June 12, 2011 12:30pm

Lawmakers call for greater privacy protection laws for mobile phones

Members of the U.S. Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee are urging lawmakers to pass laws that will give wireless subscribers greater protection for their personal information, following controversy surrounding smartphones tracking user location and security breaches in their m ... Full Article »

May 20, 2011 2:11pm

Android’s reliance on Wi-Fi locales raises more privacy questions

If you thought the matter of Google’s (GOOG) data collection methods would have blown over by now, you’re awfully mistaken. Rising consumer awareness around Google’s pin-pointing activity through Android Wi-Fi connection points has raised several questions around the company’s practice, even ... Full Article »

May 2, 2011 10:27am

Android phones keep track of their owners, too -- but they ask

There’s been much made out of the recently reported, but not so unknown, feature of Apple’s iPhone, which stores GPS location data in an unencrypted file, effectively tracking the iPhone’s user continually and saving the information indefinitely. Reports currently say that the information isn ... Full Article »

April 25, 2011 6:30pm

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