Experts Downplay Old Phone Spying Concerns But Raise New Ones

Northeastern University’s computer science experts downplayed some old smartphone spying concerns but raised new ones as part of their latest research into the manner contemporary handsets operate while not in active use, particularly in regards to possible video and audio exfiltration activities. While the study found no concrete evidence that mobile microphones are being turned … More Experts Downplay Old Phone Spying Concerns But Raise New Ones

Spanish Football League Defends Phone ‘Spying’

Spanish football league La Liga has defended the privacy policy of its app after admitting it was accessing the microphone and GPS of Android users. It said it had been trying to track down venues illegally broadcasting matches, by matching audio data and phone location. The app, downloaded more than 10 million times on the … More Spanish Football League Defends Phone ‘Spying’

‘Stingray’ Spying Prompts Fears About Surveillance in USA D.C. Region

Fresh concerns about digital privacy and security are budding in Washington amid revelations of potential surveillance activity in the D.C. region in the USA Officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently disclosed signs of sophisticated technology, known colloquially as “Stingrays,” near sensitive facilities including the White House. The devices, International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, … More ‘Stingray’ Spying Prompts Fears About Surveillance in USA D.C. Region