Posts Tagged ‘ios’

Firefox Focus Privacy Scandal

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

“Scandal” might be overstating things a bit, but it turns out that Firefox’s new, privacy-oriented mobile browser isn’t as private as one might assume.

Firefox Focus: the privacy browser, is a free mobile browser for iOS devices by Mozilla designed to protect user privacy while browsing the web. The app “improves the privacy and performance” of a user’s mobile browsing experience by “blocking analytics, social, and advertising trackers” according to the product description on Apple’s iTunes website. It furthermore enables you to erase the browsing history, passwords and cookies easily.

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Opera Mini Update Brings Ad Blocker

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Interesting. First, Opera released a browser VPN/proxy, and now they’ve included a built-in ad blocker. It sounds like Opera has been listening to its customers.

Opera Software published an update for the Opera Mini application today that introduces an ad blocker to the mobile web browser. After making an ad blocker available in the desktop version of Opera, or more precisely, the Developer edition of the browser, recently, Opera Software just added the very same feature to Opera Mini as well. Opera Mini is a lightweight browser that has existed since the good old Nokia days where phones were not all that powerful and Internet transfers not speedy at all.

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Apple Tops Operating System, Microsoft Application Vulnerability Chart

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

As the story states, there might be problems with the manner in which the data was analyzed, but the report does appear to challenge the prevailing notion of Apple’s superiority when it comes to system security.

If you had to guess the operating system with the highest number of reported vulnerabilities, which would you pick? I guess it is fairly certain that the majority would pick Windows 7 or Windows in general but that is not the case, at least not when you grab data from the 2014 NVD database.

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WiFi Map Pro Passwords Reveals Open Wireless Hotspots

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

This sounds like a pretty useful app … providing that other users in your service area have gone to the trouble of registering a few local wireless hotspots.

You have two core options to connect to the Internet with your smartphone or mobile device: WiFi or using mobile connections. Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages. While you may run into privacy issues while using wireless connections that you don’t have full control over, mobile connections are often limited bandwidth-wise which means that you may increase your mobile bill using them or limit the connectivity options once you hit a certain threshold.

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Google Shows Off Android for Tablets

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Ten years ago, who would have guessed that Google would eventually become such a major player in the software market?

I’m going to come clean, I’m not a fan of Google’s Android operating system.  I just don’t think that a desktop / icons approach is appropriate for either a smartphone or a tablet.  That said I’ve now seen the demonstration video for Google’s forthcoming ‘tablet’ version of the operating system, codenamed Honeycomb and I’m quickly becoming a convert.

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