Adiantum by Google allows encryption for all smart devices, Android phones

In celebration of Safer Internet Day, Google is improving mobile security. Any move to improve in this area is welcomed by consumers especially if it’s from the tech giant. The Android development team has made some changes to this field by launching Adiantum as a new encryption form that can run …

Selling of location data must be investigated by the FCC, senators urge

T-Mobile, AT&T, and other telcos may need to be more careful this time in protecting the privacy of the consumers. Some US senators and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will go after companies and groups that may be selling location information of the Americans. This isn’t exactly a new thing …

Apple’s iPhone privacy billboard is a clever CES troll, but it’s also inaccurate

Even without a booth, Apple is looming large over CES. Literally. In a giant billboard that went up on the side of the Springhill Suites Marriott hotel near the Vegas strip late last week, Apple is touting the privacy features baked into the iPhone, telling people, “What happens on your …

Firefox Focus update offers better user control, enhanced privacy settings

Mozilla has just released another update for Firefox Focus. This one delivers more user control while making sure their data are kept secure and protected while web browsing. Control and privacy have always been the promise of Mozilla and this Firefox Focus is one reliable product. By user control, we …

How to turn off location tracking on your iPhone or iPad

Most of us already know that many apps track our location data to better deliver information about local weather, shops, or movie showtimes. A new report from The New York Times, though, reveals that this data is often frighteningly precise and collected up to 14,000 times per day. It’s so …

Apple’s App Store privacy efforts are backfiring big time

There have been some complaints recently about how the Apple App Store handles privacy. Although Apple is trying to position itself as the consumer-privacy-friendly company — in stark contrast to Google, primarily — some have complained that it is doing it in far too heavy-handed a way. But what struck …

Huawei does damage control in Europe

Huawei may produce impressive smartphones, but it is probably also the most controversial telecommunications provider in the world right now. The big news of the week was that its CFO, Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, was detained this week in Canada for expedition to the United States on potential charges related to …