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Too-Smart Phones.

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Google Exec Finally Admits to Congress That They're Tracking Us Even with 'Location' Turned Off. (Paula Bolyard - PJMedia - 12/3/2019)

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking: And there's no way a user would know. (Zack Whittaker - TechCrunch - 6/2/2019)

Report: Cellphone companies are still selling customers' location data and lawmakers want to know why: Can easily fall into hands of criminals, stalkers, report says. (Teri Webster The Blaze - 12/1/2019)

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone. (Joseph Cox - MotherBoard - 8/1/2019)

See if You're Using These Popular Android Apps That Overshare Info to Facebook. (Emily Price - LifeHacker - 31/12/2018)

Free Market Accountability - Google Knows Where You Sleep: It has the makings of a stalker. (Mytheos Holt - The Spectator - 1/12/2018)

Apps You Use Every Day Are Tracking Your Every Move, According to Very Creepy Report. (Victoria Song - Gizmodo - 10/12/2018)

Facebook seeks patent on tech that turns on your smartphone microphone. (Jack Morse - Mashable - 27/6/2018)

Apple Tries to Stop Developers From Sharing Data on Users' Friends. (Sarah Frier & Mark Gurman - Bloomberg - 12/6/2018)

Wireless Carrier Abuse of Location Data Makes The Facebook, Cambridge Scandal Look Like Amateur Hour. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 25/5/2018)

Are Smart Phones an IQ and Creativity Downgrade, with Anti-Social Bonus Points? (Diglloyd - 15/5/2018)

NSA admits to collecting more than 534 million phone calls and text messages from Americans last year. (Teri Webster - The Blaze - 5/5/2018)

Even AccuWeather is spying on you now: Tracked consumers 'who had expressly opted out of location tracking'. (Bob Unruh - WND - 3/4/2018)

Cops Wanting to Track Movements of Hundreds of People Are Turning To Google For Location Records. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 19/1/2018)

Facebook's New 'Onavo Protect' VPN is a Spyware App. (Joel Hruska - ExtremeTech - 14/2/2018)

Apple announces effortless solution bringing health records to iPhone: Health Records Brings Together Hospitals, Clinics and the Existing Health App to Give a Fuller Snapshot of Health. (Apple - 24/1/2018) [Blind Trust: give all your health data to Apple]

Apple is sharing your face with apps. That's a new privacy worry. (Geoffrey A. Fowler - The Washkington Post - 30/11/2017)

Android Users: Google's Collecting Your Location Data Whether You Like it Or Not. (Patrick Lucas Austin - LifeHacker - 21/11/2017)

Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled. (Keith Collins - Quartz - 21/11/2017)

Smartphones have turned us into tech-addicted zombies. Here's why we should ban them for kids. (Steve Hilton - FoxNews - 11/11/2017)

iOS Camera Permission Lets Apps Take Photos Without Telling You. (Ryan Whitwam - ExtremeTech - 30/10/2017)

How to Stop iOS Apps From Secretly Spying Through Your Camera. (Patrick Lucas Austin - LifeHacker - 26/10/2017)

How the KRACK attack destroys nearly all Wi-Fi security: Android 6.0 hit especially hard, but all devices are vulnerable. (Sean Gallagher - Ars Technica - 16/10/2017)

Mobile Phone Companies Sell your Name and Location Data. (Lloyd CHambers - 16/10/2017)

Big Brother dans votre smartphone. (Paroles de Dieu - 18/9/2017)

The five biggest questions about Apple's new facial recognition system: Can police use facial recognition to unlock your phone? (Russell Brandom - The Verge - 12/9/2017)

Hackers Using Phone Numbers to Reach Online Accounts. (NewsMax - 21/8/2017)

iOS 11's blue bar will shame apps that overzealously access your location. (Sarah Perez - TechCrunch - 26/6/2017)

Fifth Circuit Says No Warrants Needed To Obtain Near-Real Time Cell Site Location Info. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 31/5/2017)

Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves. (Ryan Whitwam - ExtremeTech - 5/5/2017)

Google Maps Supercharges Location Sharing, Begins Drooling Over Your Data. (Aarian Marshall - WIRED - 22/3/2017)

Is your smartphone listening to you? Why your conversations might not be as private as you think. (Stephen Armstrong - The Telegraph - 12/3/2017)

MAC randomization: A massive failure that leaves iPhones, Android mobes open to tracking: Security flaws smash worthless privacy protection. (Thomas Claburn - The Register - 10/3/2017)

Apple iPhone Secretly Uploading Call Logs when iCloud is Enabled? (Lloyd Chambers NewsBlog - 18/1/2017)

Apple Uploading Call Data, Including From Third-Party Call Apps, To Users' iCloud Accounts. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 17/11/2016)

Teenagers 'checking mobile phones in night'. (Katherine Sellgren - BBC News - 6/10/2016)

Google backs off on previously announced Allo privacy feature: The app will log conversations by default after all. (Russell Brandom - The Verge - 21/9/2016)

'It Looks Like You're Trying To Harvest Cell Phone Data...:' Quick-Start Guides For IMSI Catchers Leaked. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 21/9/2016)

University Tracks Students' Movements Using WiFi, But Says It's OK Because It's Not Tracking Students. (Glyn Moody - TechDirt - 16/8/2016)

Apple exec reveals how your iPhone data is used to improve Maps. (Buster Hein - Cult of Mac - 10/8/2016)

FBI Still Wants Encryption Compromise Where None is Possible. (Bryan Chaffin - MacObserver - 2/8/2016)

Why hackers love health apps: Most health apps don't have good privacy or security safeguards. (Xuanyan Ouyang - MacWorld - 26/7/2016)

New Apple Patent Could Stop You From Taking Photos and Videos at Concerts. (Royel Edwards - Gizmodo - 28/6/2016)

How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind  from a Magician and Google Design Ethicist. (Tristan Harris - Thrive Global - 18/5/2016)

NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps, leaked documents reportedly reveal. (Fox News - 27/2/2014)

Silverpush Stops Using Sneaky, Inaudible TV Audio Tracking Beacons After FTC Warning. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 13/4/2016)

If FBI Can Get Into A Device Running iOS 9, Why Does It Say It Still Needs Apple's Help To Get Into One Running iOS 7? (TechDirt - Mike Masnick - 29/3/2016)

Owning a cell phone doesn’t mean consenting to police tracking: Maryland Court. (Joel Hruska - ExtremeTech - 93/2016)

Maryland court bars evidence from cellphone tracking device: Use of warrantless technology limited. (Andrea Noble - The Washington Times 9/3/2016)

Alternate Titles: Apple Now Looking To Close The Backdoor The FBI Discovered. (Mike Masnick - TechDirt - 25/2/2016)

No, The FBI Does Not 'Need' The Info On Farook's iPhone; This Is Entirely About The Precedent. (TechDirt - Mike Masnick - 22/2/2016)

NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since ‘08. (Colleen Long - The Washington TImes - 11/2/20016)

Prosecutors Argue Cell Site Location Data Is Something Every User Shares With 'The Rest Of The World'. (TechDirt - Tim Cushing - 5/2/2016)

Police Using Planes Equipped with Dirtbox to Spy on your Cell Phones: California Police Using Planes Equipped with Dirtbox to Spy on your Cell Phones The Anaheim Police Department of California  Home of Disneyland  admitted that they used special Cell Phone surveillance technology, known as DirtBox, mounted on aircraft to track millions of mobile users activities. (Swati Khandelwal - The Hacker News - 29/1/2016)

City cops in Disneyland’s backyard have had “stingray on steroids” for years: Pentagon: DRTBox can usually nab phone's crypto session keys in under a second. (Cyrus Farivar - ArsTechnica - 28/1/2016)

California Legislator Says Encryption 'Threatens Our Freedoms' Calls For Ban On Encrypted Cell Phones. (TechDirt - Tim Cushing - 22/1/2016)

City to Track Hundreds of Thousands of Cellphones During Super Bowl Week. (Carly Hoilman - The Blaze - 21/1/2016)

New York bill would ban strong encryption, mandate backdoors in all devices. (ExtremeTech - 2016)

Low-cost IMSI catcher for 4G/LTE networks tracks phones’ precise locations: $1,400 device can track users for days with little indication anything is amiss. (Dan Goodin - ArsTechnica - 28/10/2015)

Siri is always listening. Are you OK with that? (Lisa Eadicicco - BusinessInsdier - 9/9/2015)

Comment savoir si vous faites l’objet d’une surveillance par IMSI-Catcher? (Korben - 14/4/2015)

Que sont les IMSI-catchers, ces valises qui espionnent les téléphones portables ?: Le projet de loi sur le renseignement veut légaliser l'utilisation par les services de ces systèmes de surveillance téléphonique. (Martin Untersinger - Le Monde - 31/3/2015)

There are secret cell towers in London that fool phones into giving up private call data? (FoxNews - 2015)

The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle. (The Intercept - 2015)

The covert cellphone tracking tech the RCMP and CSIS won’t talk about. (Matthew Braga - Globe and Mail - 15/9/2014)

New Eavesdropping Equipment Sucks All Data Off Your Phone. (Jeff Stein - NewsWeek - 22/6/2014)

How much privacy can smartphone owners expect? (Wheeler - BBC - 2011)