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Report: Spy agencies collude to gather personal data from mobile apps

The targeted apps have included the mobile versions of Facebook, Yahoo’s Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, according to reports in The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica.

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Report: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The software, developed in 2008, would let the agency locate phones and remotely turn on cameras and mics.

Taiwan antitrust agency fines Apple for iPhone pricing

Taiwan's antitrust agency says Apple interfered with iPhone pricing by three carriers.

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FCC moves toward in-flight mobile use; Transportation may ban voice calls

While the FCC is moving forward with a plan to let airlines allow the use of mobile phones on flights, the Transportation Secretary wonders if in-flight voice calls are "fair to consumers."

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All five major US carriers agree to let you unlock your phone anytime you want

You'll still have to call your carrier if you want to free your phone, however.

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New York attorney general demands answers on smartphone security decision

In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.

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Tech companies ask governments to reform surveillance practices

Eight companies, from Apple to Yahoo, want world governments to revisit their surveillance laws.

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