Tag Archive: snooping


Here’s how Steve Jobs answered a question about government snooping in 1981

Apple turns 40 today and, while a lot has changed since the company’s early days, it seems that questions about government snooping have not. ABC News today released footage from a vintage interview in which a very young Steve Jobs debates computers on a 1981 episode of Nightline. In addition to trotting out his “bicycle […]

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Pro Tip: Keep your boss from snooping on you with Tor messenger beta

While you may chat about state secrets while on your Mac at work, you might not want your chats to get out there, or to be archived. The answer is to use encryption so that no one can intercept your messages and figure out you’re really angry at your boss. The Tor Project aims to […]

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Chinese ad company apologizes for snooping on iOS users

The Chinese mobile ad company responsible for malicious code discovered in 256 iOS apps has come forward and apologized after being named and shamed by Apple. “We’ve identified a group of apps that are using a third-party advertising SDK, developed by Youmi, a mobile advertising provider, that uses private APIs to gather private information, such as […]

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Security researcher says iOS may be vulnerable to government snooping by design

Is iOS spying on you for Apple? According to forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski, quite possibly: several undocumented services run regularly in the background on over 600 million iOS devices, which could be sending data to Apple. At a recent talk… Read more ›