Category: Security

August 27, 2021

Explosion in Geofence Warrants Threatens Privacy Nationwide

New figures from Google show a tenfold increase in the requests from law enforcement, which target anyone who happened to be in a given location at a specified time.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
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August 11, 2021

WhatsApp gains the ability to transfer chat history between mobile operating systems

WhatsApp users will finally be able to move their entire chat history between mobile operating systems — something that’s been one of users’ biggest requests to date. The company today introduced a feature that will soon become available to users of both iOS and Android...


by Sarah Perez in Android
August 10, 2021

The NYPD Had a Secret Fund for Surveillance Tools

Documents reveal that police bought facial-recognition software, vans equipped with x-ray machines, and “stingray” cell site simulators—with no public oversight.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
August 3, 2021

Citizen's New Service Helps Paying Users Summon the Cops

The crime-tracking app is charging $20 per month to give subscribers access to their own virtual security service.


by Boone Ashworth in Apps
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July 28, 2021

Google unveils its proposed ‘Safety Section’ for apps on Google Play

In the wake of Apple’s advances into consumer privacy with initiatives like App Tracking Transparency and App Store privacy labels, Google recently announced its own plans to introduce a new “safety section” on Google Play that offers more information about the data apps collect and...


by Sarah Perez in Android