Blackphone to launch first privacy-focused app store

An app store for the privacy-focused Blackphone smartphone will be launched in early 2015, as part of an update to the PrivatOS operating system. When it launches in January, the Blackphone app store will be the first to include titles …

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TI, Belgacom chiefs back OTT collaboration on privacy

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: Operators must work with internet players to ensure that the privacy of users is adequately protected in the future, according to the CEOs of Telecom Italia and Belgacom. Speaking in a panel session, TI CEO …

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Taiwan’s NCC claims 12 smartphone makers violate privacy rules

An investigation by Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) has found as many as 12 smartphone vendors’ handsets don’t comply with privacy regulations and could allow the makers to capture data without a user’s permission. The NCC kicked off an investigation …

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Telefónica urges Europe to create a more transparent market

Telefónica’s Big Data Director Richard Benjamins has urged the European Union to unify the continent’s telecoms market and level the playing field between operators and OTT players. He said unless action to create more transparent and fairer market is taken soon, Europe will lose its chance to be at the forefront of Big Data.

US sets personal cloud privacy precedent

A recent landmark US Supreme Court ruling on the legality of searching a mobile phone without a warrant is a ‘historical moment’ for defenders of privacy rights according to Microsoft general counsel & executive vice president, legal & corporate affairs Brad Smith.

Deutsche Telekom reveals government snooping requests

In the wake of a far reaching report by Vodafone Group revealing the level of government snooping demanded in 29 countries the company holds an operating licence in, German carrier Deutsche Telekom has published figures on wiretapping in its domestic market.