Month: May 2017

900 billion hours on mobile apps

As inhabitants of Earth’s digital world we spent 900 billion hours on mobile apps in 2016. That is to say, all of us connected to the internet – around 3.2 billion people – used our mobile apps for 900 billion hours last year – or on average we spent 281.25 hours out of last year …

PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED FOR CELL PHONE SPYING

Police arrested 22 private investigators on suspicion of installing illegal programs on cell phones that allowed them to eavesdrop on communications of individuals they were monitoring. Law enforcement has described the affair as a serious violation of democratic norms and privacy laws. The programs are specifically designed to be placed on smart phones, police added, …

Survey Paints A Bleak Picture of the Current State of Trust Online

The 2017 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust paints a bleak picture of the current state of trust online. A majority of those surveyed said they are more concerned about their privacy than the year before, with an almost even split between those “much more concerned” and those only “somewhat more concerned”. When …