Mobile Security

Is Data Harvesting and Sharing by Mobile Apps out of Control?

Data harvesting and sharing by mobile apps is "out of control", University of Oxford researchers have warned.  And according to the Financial Times, nearly 90% of free apps on the Google Play store share data with Google's parent company Alphabet

Many free apps track behaviour across many different digital services, which allows companies to build up a detailed profile of people using the app. This data can include age, gender, location, and information about other apps on a smartphone.

Cyber Security - Threats and Budgets Growing Exponentially

Commitment to combating the ever morphing security threats across industry, not least fuelled by the high profile attacks on the likes of Sony Pictures and Home Depot, is gathering serious pace.  cyber security start-ups raised more than $1bn for the first time in a single quarter - up from $540m for the first three months of last year and almost double the same period of 2014, according to data from private company research firm PrivCo.  Four years ago, total annual funding was less than $1bn.