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Mobile Privacy

Facebook's 'Nearby Friends' Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Facebook has introduced a new feature for its mobile users allowing them to share their location with friends. It is an "opt in" feature, meaning you don't have to sign up for it. On the surface, it seems to be a useful tool for people to use. But the new Facebook "feature" is pretty dangerous.

What iBeacon May Mean for Your Security

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman, ZiklagSystems A story appeared in Forbes on March 12th about an Apple product called iBeacon. Written by ...

Conspiracy Theory, WIFI and Android Backup

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

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.

Now Your Finger Will be Hacked

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 11.16.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CEO Ziklag Systems Apple is installing a finger print reader on its new 5S phone. The idea behind it is that a fin...

Smartphones and Tablets: Two Suggestions That May Help You Stay Secure

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

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 Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Mobile App Privacy

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

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.

Privacy and Mobility: Getting It Right

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Put a powerful computer in the palms of our hands, add the Internet and subtract the cords, and you've got a winner. But what precisely makes mobile transformative?

Verizon Stirs Up Privacy Controversy

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology

A new initiative from Verizon is raising questions about the telecom giant's commitment to protecting the privacy of its customers. The company's n...

Gerry Smith

LinkedIn's iPhone App Sparks Latest Privacy Controversy Over Mobile Devices

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.06.2012 | Technology

Security researchers have discovered a feature on LinkedIn's iPhone and iPad app that sends detailed information from users' calendars to the company'...

The 7 Creepiest Apps Ever

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 04.07.2012 | Technology

Social discovery apps like Highlight can be great tools for those looking to connect and meet up with people around them, even if meeting for the firs...

Survey Says: Is Mobile Security Costing You Customers?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.07.2011 | Small Business

When it comes to mobile security and privacy, it seems consumers want to have it both ways. A recent survey by AdaptiveMobile found that 69 percent of...

Senators Grill Apple, Google Over Privacy

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

At a senate hearing today, Apple and Google defended themselves against allegations that the companies do an inadequate job of protecting user privacy...

WATCH LIVE: Senate Mobile Privacy Committee Hearings

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Following last month's location tracking and security issues with iOS, Android and Windows Phone and the huge Sony PlayStation Network breach, mobile ...