These days it is getting more and more difficult not to be a conspiracy theorist. If you are concerned about security, especially mobile phone security, the amount of angst has risen by now to unprecedented levels.
Even if our phone is turned off, a hacker or intruder may have the means to turn the phone back on without letting you know. You won't see the screen light up or any other activity on the phone. But ON it is.
California's Attorney General Kamala Harris released new guidelines targeted at mobile application developers to ensure consumer awareness of privacy and data practices. This trajectory could be influential in creating federal policy around privacy, data and consumer notice.