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mobile safetyStaying Safe on your Mobile Devices.

Popular free messaging app has failed miserably in the latest security report.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its annual ‘Who Has Your Back?’ scorecard, a report which rates 24 tech giants for security and data protection compliance. WhatsApp rated just one star out of a possible five. The company, which is owned by Facebook, had adopted none of the best practices recommended by the EFF.
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This weeks App of the Week is short and Sweet! Flipd for Android wants to lock you out of your phone addiction

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Sometimes, you need a break from smartphoning, and ironically enough —your smartphone can help! This time its an app called Flipd, a no-nonsense app that cuts you off from your smartphone. Once you select a determined time-out time and hit “Flip Off,” you’re locked out. You can select certain contacts that you can still call if need be, but that’s pretty much it. Smartphones are wonderful communication devices, but they can be excellent distraction machines as well. Continue reading

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These are the Android apps that are draining your battery, using your storage and slowing your phone

Online security company AVG Technologies released its quarterly report this week on the apps that are sucking the most life out of your phone — and taking the most time out of your life. The finger points at gambling, dating and the weather.

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