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Sidestepping Apple Dispute, Obama Makes Case for Access to Device Data

US President Barack Obama on Friday made a passionate case for mobile devices to be built in such a way as to allow government to gain access to personal data if needed to prevent a terrorist attack or enforce tax laws. Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Texas, Obama said he could not comment on the legal case ... Read More »

US Appeals Ruling on Accessing Data in New York iPhone Case

Calling a New York judge’s ruling “an unprecedented limitation” on judicial authority, the Justice Department asked a Brooklyn federal court on Monday to reverse a decision that said Apple Inc. wasn’t required to pry open a locked iPhone. The government’s 45-page brief comes a week after US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein issued his decision in a routine drug case, dealing ... Read More »

Gold Holds Near 13-Month High Ahead of US Jobs Data

Manila: Gold edged lower on Friday, but was not far off a 13-month peak reached in the prior session when a weaker dollar and technical buying gave bullion its best day in two weeks. Investors are eyeing crucial U.S. nonfarm payrolls data due later in the day, where a strong reading for February could stall further gains in the precious ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s Mi Mover App to Help Transfer Data From an Old Device

Xiaomi on Thursday at the Redmi Note 3 India launch announced its new Mi Mover app. The new app from Xiaomi helps move apps and data from an old device to a Mi Phone. The Mi Mover app supports multiple datasets, such as contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, documents, installed apps, and other data. It can be paired with another ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Released in Brazil After WhatsApp Data Access Row

Facebook’s vice president for Latin America was released Wednesday, a day after being arrested for refusing to hand over WhatsApp messages to the police investigating a drugs case. Judge Ruy Pinheiro, in Sergipe state, ruled overnight that the detention of Diego Dzodan in Sao Paulo on Tuesday had amounted to “unlawful coercion.” “It seems to me that the extreme measure ... Read More »

The Human Problem at the Heart of Snapchat’s Employee Data Breach

Snapchat says it’s “just impossibly sorry” for a recent data breach that exposed payroll information of some current and former employees on Friday. The Snapchat data wasn’t stolen by a coding mastermind who penetrated the company’s servers using some unknown flaw. Instead, it was stolen by an attacker who exploited a much simpler, more human vulnerability: trust. The attacker pretended ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Jailed in Brazil as Court Seeks WhatsApp Data

Brazilian police arrested a senior Facebook Inc executive on Tuesday as a dispute escalated over a court’s demand that the company provide data from its WhatsApp messaging service to help in a secretive drug-trafficking investigation. Court officials in Sergipe state confirmed that a judge had ordered the jailing of Facebook Vice President for Latin America Diego Dzodan. Federal police in ... Read More »

Gmail’s New Scanning Feature to Prevent Leak of Confidential Data

After introducing Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service last year, Google last month launched Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for Gmail that can now even read the email attachments for better security. This will prevent employees to leak company’s sensitive information to those who shouldn’t have it. The feature is only for paid Google Apps for Work Unlimited customers. While for email ... Read More »

Smartphone Ads Can Put Users’ Personal Data at Risk: Study

Personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, a new study has found. The study by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in US examined more than 200 participants who used a custom-built app for Android-based smartphones. Researchers reviewed the ... Read More »

Opera Max Now Alerts You About the Background Data Consumption of Apps

Facebook app was recently accused of eating up a huge chunk of Internet data, battery, and other resources on a user’s iPhone and Android smartphone. But it turns out, it is not the only app to exhibit such habits. A new study from Opera finds that many popular apps including WhatsApp account for a significant data drainage. Opera also claims ... Read More »