Tag Archives: Privacy

Mobile Privacy Pioneer Silent Circle Raises $50 Million in Funding

Silent Circle, a Geneva-based pioneer in securing mobile communications, said on Friday it has raised $50 million in a Series C financing round led by Santander Bank as it looks to reinvent itself as an enterprise-focused business. The firm, which was founded by well-known cryptologists in 2011, said it plans to use the funds to expand development of software products ... Read More »

Russian hi-Tech undercover agent gadgets beneath attack Over privacy Fears

New Russian technology, along with telephone call interception and a facial recognition app, have stirred a fierce debate about privacy and records monitoring. Infowatch, a Moscow-based totally IT security corporation managed by businesswoman Natalya Kasperskaya, determined itself in hot water closing month after it found out it had invented a machine that corporations can use to intercept personnel’ cell telephone ... Read More »

Apple’s Privacy Fight Does Not Win Extra Points for Security: Poll

Most Americans trust Apple Inc to protect their personal information from hackers, according to a national Reuters/Ipsos poll, but not any better than rivals Google, Amazon and Microsoft. The results of the poll were released late on Monday, in the middle of a legal battle between Apple and the US Justice Department over a judge’s order that Apple write new ... Read More »

Privacy on Android: The Battle You Have Already Lost

There is no shortage of cool new apps, from the one that turns your camera into an emergency flashlight, to the one that spontaneously materialises a taxi or groceries at your doorstep. Or the one that tracks your rapidly depreciating investments in real-time. As cool as these apps seem though, they are all probably spying on you. Unscrupulous companies could ... Read More »

Apple’s FBI Clash Risks Piercing Trust in EU Privacy Shield

Apple Inc.’s fight with the US government over whether it can be forced to help unlock an iPhone has spilled across borders, threatening to delay a trans-Atlantic pact protecting European data from American eyes. National regulators from across the European Union promised to give their verdict next month on the so-called privacy shield deal, which toughens EU protections where the ... Read More »

FBI Chief Acknowledges Apple Case May Set Privacy Precedent

FBI Director James Comey said the government isn’t looking to send a message with a court order to compel Apple to unlock a terror suspect’s iPhone but acknowledged that the case may set a precedent. Federal prosecutors simply want any potential evidence that may be on a phone used by one of the attackers in the December mass shooting in ... Read More »

Instagram’s Multiple Account Support Brings Privacy Bug to Android

Instagram last week began the rollout of multiple account support, which it has been testing since November last year. The feature is now said to face a major bug, one that lets people access other user’s Instagram notifications. The bug is restricted to the Android app only for now. It is said that if two users are for instance accessing ... Read More »