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Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police


The tech giant records people’s locations worldwide. Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes, running the risk of snaring the innocent.
Article word count: 2616

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19653647
Posted by rasmi (karma: 804)
Post stats: Points: 152 - Comments: 44 - 2019-04-13T15:45:15Z

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Google transforms Android phones into security keys


#android #google #into #keys #phones #security #transforms


 

Linux-based 4G phones with Google Assistant sold for $7 in Indonesia


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19590428
Posted by cunidev (karma: 129)
Post stats: Points: 138 - Comments: 78 - 2019-04-06T12:34:49Z

#HackerNews #assistant #for #google #indonesia #linux-based #phones #sold #with
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Google exec finally admits to congress that they're tracking us even with 'Location' Turned Off …and the phone "not in use"


#Google admet finalement traquer les utilisateurs, même lorsqu'il
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Google exec finally admits to congress that they're tracking us even with 'Location' Turned Off …and the phone "not in use"


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Google exec finally admits to congress that they're tracking us even with 'Location' Turned Off …and the phone "not in use"


#Google admet finalement traquer les utilisateurs, même lorsqu'il
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Google exec finally admits to congress that they're tracking us even with 'Location' Turned Off …and the phone "not in use"


#Google admet finalement traquer les utilisateurs, même lorsqu'ils désactivent la géolocalisation.

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Google Senior #Privacy Counsel Will DeVries about the company's tracking policies during a hearing examining online consumer privacy. Some of DeVries' answers will likely disturb consumers who thought there was a way to avoid being tracked by Google through their #phones.

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Garfield phones beach mystery finally solved


For years, novelty phones appear on Brittany's beaches - but the source is finally found.
Article word count: 480

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19512431
Posted by fpoling (karma: 1562)
Post stats: Points: 127 - Comments: 41 - 2019-03-28T14:20:49Z

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How can Federation users post more safely?


You know how it goes. We find a great story online and we want to share it with our supporters or feature it in our feed with appropriate hashtags for maximum reach.

But do we check the website featuring the story for privacy before we post?

When we embed a link by selecting the OEmbed box (often ticked by default) this displays an image or video on our post from the website we’ve featured.




They may look cool, but these images can contain beacons or other trackers. Embedded trackers also load into the browsers of any user who scrolls down the public feeds.

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Tracking my phone's silent connections


My phone has more friends than me. It talks to more peers (computers) than the number of human beings I talk on an average. In this age of smartphones and mobile apps for A-Z things, we are dependent…

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19237969
Posted by jaclaz (karma: 2697)
Post stats: Points: 145 - Comments: 62 - 2019-02-24T10:02:16Z

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The 10 best not-so-new phones: Why last year's models make great deals


#best #deals #great #last #make #models #new #phones #why #years


 

Moto's G7 Plus, Play, Power could make life rough for Samsung, premium-priced phones


#could #life #make #motos #phones #play #plus #power #premium #priced #rough #samsung


 

Instant Tethering expands to 15 Chromebooks and more than 30 Android phones


#android #chromebooks #expands #instant #more #phones #tethering


 
Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location t
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Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location tweaks, please share.

CHROME
1. Click on Chrome’s menu and select the cog symbol – SETTINGS
2. Click the SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS link at the bottom. Don’t be afraid of the ‘advanced’ implication, this has been worded to scare off timid sheep from reclaiming their privacy.
3. Click the CONTENT SETTINGS button under PRIVACY. While we’re here, consider unchecking the boxes urging us to use web services to ‘resolve navigational errors’ or ‘prediction services’ to auto complete our searches. This is just more telemetry.
4. Scroll down to the LOCATION section and select DO NOT ALLOW ANY SITE TO TRACK YOUR PHYSICAL LOCATION.

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Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security?


A law passed last month allows the authorities to compel tech companies to build tools to bypass their products’ encryption. It has global implications.
Article word count: 1349

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18972605
Posted by boyter (karma: 5010)
Post stats: Points: 132 - Comments: 87 - 2019-01-22T21:22:05Z

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- #UrbanEye
- #Dead #ringers: #defunct #public #phones – in #pictures
- #images #photos #foto #photo #photography #photograph #photographs #newsphotography #worldnews
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Amy Becker seeks out decommissioned payphones hidden in plain sight and photographs them with her iPhone – the very invention that turned them into unwanted relics
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2019/jan/15/dead-ringers-defunct-public-phones-in-pictures


 
Interesting question from someone who has removed Google apps from their android phone:

"I've been without Google-based apps for a while now. The most concerning feature you will lose when you disable Google Play and Services is the anti-theft capabilities. I haven't been able to find an alternative solution."

Can anyone suggest anti-theft features for Android that don't depend on Google?

#Android #Smartphones #Phones #Antitheft #Security