Tag Archives: Mobile security

Social Media Watch – June 2014

This edition of Social Media Watch deals with top court rulings on digital privacy, social media monitoring, and mobile security news.

New document sheds light on government’s ability to search iPhones

Source: Chris Soghoian and Naomi Gilens, American Civil Liberties Union

Cell phone searches are a common law enforcement tool, but up until now, the public has largely been in the dark regarding how much sensitive information the government can get with this invasive surveillance technique.

Mexico’s most vulnerable reporters lack digital security skills

Source: Jessica Weiss, IJNet

In September 2011, two Mexican bloggers who reported frequently on local crime, including drug trafficking and related gang activity, were tortured and hanged on a pedestrian bridge in Nuevo Laredo, a town near the U.S. border.

Social Media CyberWatch – January 2013

This month’s Social Media Watch looks at the privacy concerns around Facebook’s Graph Search, an open letter to Skype detailing concerns about its practices, several noteworthy legislative privacy stories and several other policy, security and privacy stories from the social media community.

Nokia confirms it is hijacking traffic on some of its phones, grabbing your HTTPS data unencrypted

Source: The Next Web

On Wednesday, security professional Gaurang Pandya outlined how Nokia is hijacking Internet browsing traffic on some of its phones.

Citizen Lab Senior Security Analyst Seth Hardy in CTV News piece

Seth Hardy was interviewed in a piece about the use of smartphones in cybercrime.

Cellular services suspended in Karachi and Quetta

Source: Dawn

Pakistan’s government will continue its suspension of cell phone services in several parts of the country Saturday morning after it restores services Friday midnight, the interior minister said.

When Hamas launches a rocket, Israeli iPhones buzz

Source: Christa Case Bryant, Christian Science Monitor

Adi Pito and his friend Avi Genasia were checking out the damage from the first – and so far only – fatal rocket attack of the past week when there was a deep rumble on the horizon.

Pakistan to monitor all emails, calls within 90 days

Source: Mehtab Haider, The News

All emails, telephone calls and other communications with the rest of the world will begin to be monitored within 90 days at a cost of million of dollars, according to a deadline given by the government to operators including PTCL.Source: Mehtab Haider, The News

Verizon iPhone owners have 30 days to opt-out of sharing location, search data and more with advertisers

Source: Matthew Panzarino

If you’re the brand new owner of a Verizon iPhone, you’ve got 30 days to opt-out of sharing information including anonymized location data as well as demographics like age, gender, sports teams, dining habits and more.