privacy

Some Hangouts messages reportedly being sent to wrong recipients [Update: fixed]

Some Hangouts messages reportedly being sent to wrong recipients [Update: fixed]

Alex Dobie 26

Update: Google says the issue has now been resolved. Original story: Google Talk — the service behind the company's Hangouts messaging platform — appears to be experiencing a fairly major issue this morning, as some users report messages being delivered to unintended recipients. Reports from Twitter suggest that in some cases messages are being routed to users outside the sender's...

CyanogenMod updating to Privacy Guard 2.0 with new features, coming to CM 10.2

CyanogenMod updating to Privacy Guard 2.0 with new features, coming to CM 10.2

Andrew Martonik 22

Granular control over permissions for each app with a simplified control interface The latest versions of CyanogenMod 10.2 will include new improvements to the Privacy Guard app, giving you better control over apps and their permissions. CM's Privacy Guard app lets users manage which apps have access to which permissions in the system, not only surfacing exactly what apps are doing but...

Geek.com talks with Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta about Android security

Geek.com talks with Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta about Android security

Jerry Hildenbrand 1

Learn about the new privacy tools in CyanogenMod from two of the founding members Looking for a great way to spend 20 minutes? join Geek.com's Russell Holly as he has a great chat with CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta of CM and ClockWorkMod fame about Android security.  It's plain talk, and focuses mostly on Privacy Guard and PushSMS  -- two new services that help you...

Google's director of privacy steps down, will remain at Google for transition

Google's director of privacy steps down, will remain at Google for transition

Jerry Hildenbrand 6

Alma Whitten, Google's director of privacy, product and engineering, decides to step aside As Forbes first reported earlier in the day, and Google has now confirmed, Alma Whitten is retiring after a decade of work with Google, and as the director of privacy for product and engineering since 2010. She will be replaced by Lawrence You, who has eight years at Google under his belt and is a...

Android developers demystify application security (the sky is not falling!)

Android developers demystify application security (the sky is not falling!)

Jerry Hildenbrand 7

As soon as the schedule for Google I/O 2012's developer sessions was announced, I knew the Security and Privacy in Android Apps session was going to be a must-attend session. The Internet and its FUD machine gives Android security a lot of bad press, and while some of it is warranted, some of it is just sensationalism. Android is a big name and big names in big headlines sell papers.  I...