Tag Archive: Surveillance

74.1% of all Android users are vulnerable to government surveillance

Apple has taken a huge stand with the U.S. government, claiming they won’t – and can’t – remotely unlock encrypted devices running iOS 8 or higher. That’s the vast majority of devices. Google takes the same sort of stand. Any document running Android 5.0 or higher has full disk encryption enabled by default, and therefore […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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It’s nearly impossible to spy on iPhones, according to top surveillance firm

iOS has always been more secure than Android, and new information that’s leaked out of one of the world’s leading surveillance companies reiterates that fact. The Gamma Group has a piece of spyware called FinSpy that can hook into just…Read more ›

Tim Cook, tech leaders urge Senate to curb government surveillance

  Congress has dropped the ball on surveillance reform, according to Tim Cook and a host of other top tech CEOs throughout the country. In a full-page ad printed in today’s Washington Times, the tech companies tell the Senate it’s been…Read more ›

Apple’s Open Letter Demanding NSA Surveillance “Accountability”

Apple had added its name to an open letter from the tech industry — also signed by Google, Microsoft, Facebook, AOL and Yahoo! — demanding “oversight and accountability” of NSA surveillance. The letter, sent Thursday, was addressed to the sponsors…Read more ›

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Apple Finally Provides (Some) Real Numbers For Surveillance Requests

It's about time.Apple issued a statement today designed to provide more transparency about its participation in US government surveillance requests, following Facebook and Google’s own revelations. Apple and other tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google asked the US government last week for permission to present more details of the secret orders they have received to disclose […]

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Surveillance App AirBeam Adds Audio Recording, Detection [App Update]

Since we posted about AirBeams free giveaway(its usually $ 4), developer Heiko Straulino has been busy improving his powerful iDevice surveillance app and the newest update, released over the weekend, now lets users stream and record audio as well, and adds an audio detection feature similar in function to motion detection. The update lets users record both video and audio over a local wifi network, or over the web,  [Read More…]