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iCloud stores your iPhone’s call history for four months

Lock If you share the same Apple ID with your family, you may have noticed that the call history get synced between those devices. The Intercept found out that Apple stores this log on its servers for up to four months and law enforcement could take advantage of it. Apple wants you to be able to browse your missed calls on multiple devices. That’s why the company is using iCloud to sync this… Read More

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Romain Dillet

November 17th

Apple

Gadgets

Block is a fancy Faraday cage to take your dinner party offline

blockgreenphone A group of Dutch entrepreneurs is hoping to build a business out of helping smartphone users manage their device addiction — via a faraday cage housed inside a fancy looking hexagonal aluminum case designed to accommodate up to six handsets at a time. So enough space to take an entire dinner party offline. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

November 16th

Gadgets

Mobile

Not OK, Google

0108 At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far more data — and data of a far more intimate nature — than ever before. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

October 5th

Gadgets

Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

 A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 3rd

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Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras

 A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 3rd

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Avast CEO on why it’s just spent $1.4BN to absorb security rival AVG

Avast CEO vince steckler with staff from its threat lab Security firm Avast has today confirmed the completion of a $1.4 billion acquisition of fellow Czech-based antivirus company AVG. The deal will see Avast’s customer base nearly double — swelling from 230 million to more than 400 million in total, 160M of whom are mobile users. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

September 30th

Gadgets

Mobile

British Defense Giant Offers Tactical Spy Trash Cans to American Cops

While most of us eventually stop playing spies, American police departments have found it increasingly tough to grow up, using military-developed surveillance equipment for crimes as minor as 911 hangups in recent years. Sensing an opportunity, defense contractors apparently stepped in to fulfill the demand, as demonstrated by a newly leaked 2014 product catalog from British defense firm Cobham.

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Hudson Hongo

September 2nd

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For law enforcement, the rule must be no implementation without representation

surveillance-block Once again a powerful tool has been implemented against the public without its knowledge or consent. Which rather defeats the point of having a voluntary, civilian police force, doesn’t it? Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 29th

Gadgets

The IoT threat to privacy

IOT As the Internet of Things becomes more widespread, consumers must demand better security and privacy protections that don’t leave them vulnerable to corporate surveillance and data breaches. But before consumers can demand change, they must be informed — which requires companies to be more transparent. Read More

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Christine Bannan

August 14th

Gadgets

How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.

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August 12th

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