Thanks to the Edward Snowden reports about how the NSA has been busy collecting user data from US citizens, many are understandably paranoid and concerned about the security of their personal data as well as their own privacy. Unfortunately if you were hoping that all the backlash would force governments to halt or slow down their efforts, you would be sadly mistaken.
According to Google’s latest Transparency Report (via CNET), it seems that worldwide government requests for user data has actually increased. The report has been updated and based on the new figures, it seems that government requests from around the world have actually increased by 150% over the years. Read full post →Google: Worldwide Government Requests For User Data Up By 150%
During Apple’s presentation last week, the company took the wraps off Apple Pay, the company’s newest service which allows users to pay for purchases at supporting retail outlets using their mobile phones. With Apple Pay being a new service, we’re sure many are concerned about its security, and rightfully so.
PayPal appears to be one of them and the company has since taken out a newspaper ad in which they question the security of Apple Pay, and have also made a subtle jab at Apple and the recent scandal regarding leaked nude selfies of celebrities which were apparently stolen from their iCloud accounts. Read full post →PayPal’s Ad Questions Apple Pay’s Security