Alienman Tech BlogEverything you need to know about mobile security
In Android 7.0 Google has removed the ability for apps to have full control over the screen lock. This seems to be in response to the recent malware type called ransomware. Ransomware is software that gains control of a mobile device, usually through locking the device, and makes you pay to get back control of your phone.
Google wants you to stop using passwords. Why? Because passwords aren’t secure anymore.
What are consumer’s data rights?
That’s the question that’s been being debated in Washington for the last few years. Surprise, surprise…they haven’t yet reached an answer. Although it may sound like a straight forward question, there are several angles to consider.
Many people often disable GPS on their phones to try and save power. While this does work, its not for the reason you might think…
In this series about the struggles between new technology and consumer privacy rights I will discuss the problems involved in companies collecting information about consumers from a legal and economic stand point while trying to give insight from a person on both sides of the issue.
If you lost your Android smart phone and didn’t have a tracking app installed on it you might still be able to find it. After working on Where’s My Droid for 6 years I have learned many tricks that can be used to track a device even if you didn’t have any tracking app at all.
If your phone gets stolen you can feel sad, angry, and even violated knowing a thief now has your whole life in the palm of their hand. You need to get that phone back and fast before they fence it on eBay.
If you have lost your phone you may be wondering, now what? Don’t panic you have several options. You do need to act fast, the longer you wait the less chance you’ll have of recovering your phone.