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How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.’s With Apple’s Siri

How one 13-year-old boy with autism became B.F.F.’s with Apple’s Siri Continue reading

‘Secret’ App Denies Tracking Claims

Whisper, an app designed for people to share secrets anonymously, denies reports that it has been tracking users by location. Continue reading

SMS Service Could Spot the Next Ebola Outbreak Zone

“We’ll be able to tell how many fever ‘code words’ have been sent from a particular area.” Continue reading

Railways ‘Dead Zones’ for Mobiles

A comprehensive study of mobile connectivity on railways reveals much of the network is a dead zone for commuters Continue reading

Bits Blog: Reddit Debuts an Official Mobile App

After nearly 10 years, an online messaging board with 174 million regular monthly users is focusing on its mobile efforts. Continue reading

The Secure Smartphone that Won’t Get You Beaten with Rubber Hoses

A new take on the secure smartphone, with a secure messaging app to go with it. Continue reading

Anti-Ebola text tech set to expand

Charities plan to expand a system that allows Ebola advice to be texted to mobile phones located inside a specific contagion zone. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Links to Photos Said to Be Stolen From Snapchat Users Flood Message Boards – 10 Oct 2014

Just weeks after a celebrity hacking scandal, members of an anonymous online message board claimed to have accessed hundreds of thousands of photographs of noncelebrities. Continue reading

Snapchat Can’t Stop the Parasite Apps That Screw Its Users

Snapchat Can’t Stop the Parasite Apps That Screw Its Users

Snapchat has long been one of the favorite piñatas of the privacy crowd, criticized for encouraging teens to send nude pictures with dubious promises of ephemerality. But as the seedier corners of the Internet buzzed Friday over news of a 13 gigabyte leak of Snapchat messages, the service has pointed the finger instead at an […]

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Anti-snoop Phone Maker Plans Tablet

Shhh. The anti-snooping smartphone could soon have a big brother all of its own. Continue reading

Phones Held by Police Remotely Wiped

Several police forces have had potential evidence wiped from mobile phones while in police custody, the BBC has learned. Continue reading

Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime. Continue reading

Apple’s iPhone Encryption Is a Godsend, Even if Cops Hate It

Apple’s iPhone Encryption Is a Godsend, Even if Cops Hate It

It took the upheaval of the Edward Snowden revelations to make clear to everyone that we need protection from snooping, governmental and otherwise. Snowden illustrated the capabilities of determined spies, and said what security experts have preached for years: Strong encryption of our data is a basic necessity, not a luxury.

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A Cybersecurity Threat That Could Be Lurking On Your Phone- 1 October 2014

1 October 2014- Fox News A Cybersecurity Threat That Could Be Lurking On Your Phone

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word- 30 September 2014

30 September 2014- Gizmodo Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Hong Kong Protesters Flock to Off-Grid Messaging App- 29 September 2014

29 September 2014- The New York Times Hong Kong Protesters Flock to Off-Grid Messaging App

For Car Buyers, the Repo Man is Just a Click Away- 25 September 2014

25 September 2014- Popular Science For Car Buyers, The Repo Man Is Just A Click Away

FBI boss: Apple’s iPhone, iPad Encryption Puts People ‘Above the Law’- 25 September 2014

25 September 2014- The Register FBI boss: Apple’s iPhone, iPad encryption puts people ‘Above the Law’

A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere- 16 September 2014

16 September 2014- Wired A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere

Apple iCloud Security Exploit is a Concern, Experts Say- 3 September 2014

3 September 2014- BBC Apple iCloud security exploit is a concern, experts say