Smartphone Security Blankets

As Joshua Bernstein of the New York Times reports, “Security — for the information on your smartphone, as well as for the device itself — is a hot topic these days. The truth is you’re packing a lot of sensitive information on your phone, and you should keep it safe.”   Click the image for […]

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Google’s iPhone Tracking: Privacy for None?

As Julia and Angwin and Jennifer Valentino-Devries report in today’s Wall Street Journal, “Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones and computers—tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked. The […]

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Flaw Found in an Online Encryption Method

As reported by John Markoff, “A team of European and American mathematicians and cryptographers have discovered an unexpected weakness in the encryption system widely used worldwide for online shopping, banking, E-mail and other Internet services intended to remain private and secure. The flaw — which involves a small but measurable number of cases — has […]

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