GDPR and data security
Friday, September 18, 2020 by Jonathan Weicher
How has the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affected your firm during the past two years? It has been nearly that long since GDPR went into effect across Europe, applicable for any organizations handling the personal information of European citizens. Since that time, it appears to be performing well up to expectations. Firms of all kinds find themse...
How the new US administration will effect Internet privacy
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
NordVPN has observed a notable increase in inquiries immediately after the U.S. election and a stable growth of interest from Americans ever since.As the new U.S. President starts his four-year term, many wonder what will be the new policy on government surveillance of ordinary citizens. President Donald Trump, while being vague on his views concerning Internet privacy,...
O Brother, Where Art Thou How New Laws Are Governing the Collection and Use of Geolocation Information Inside Apps
Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Adam Grant
Trying to find out where someone is located is valuable information for businesses and attorneys, but there are new laws winding their way through Congress which directly impact how this information is obtained. In 2000, George Clooney appeared in the Joel and Ethan Coen comedy titled O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Coen brothers’ movie created the story as a modern...
IoT meets VR: The Next Concern Over Mobile Privacy
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Adam Grant
In the beginning of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seemed as if every sponsor and vendor was introducing a product that demonstrated a deep commitment to mobile technology and its interaction with the “Internet of Things.” Clearly, 2014 appeared to be the year mobile technology would move from a consumer’s interaction only with th...
FTC Questions Just How Much Light Flashlight App Sheds on Amount of Information Obtained from Users
Monday, December 9, 2013 by Adam Grant
AT&T, Sprint, T Mobile, Verizon To End Most Premium Text Service Billing
Friday, November 22, 2013 by Richard Harris
Premium text message billing on the four largest carriers will soon be ending, hopefully putting an end to such services that have become a significant gateway for fraud, mostly in the Android market.45 states have been looking into the issue known as "cramming" for a long time now and are happy that the carriers have finally decided to help stomp out the problem.“While...
The October 2013 Issue Is Here!
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
We are proud to announce the arrival of the latest issue of App Developer magazine....finally!Sorry for the delay in publishing everyone, I could rattle off a few reasons for the delay but I would rather get to what matters - it's here!Inside the October issue, Peach Pellen tells us what not to name your app, a reader tip on why ASO isn't the only choice ...
What Is The Apps Act of 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Adam Grant
In January 2013, the California
Attorney General issued a report
entitled, Privacy on the Go;
Recommendations for the Mobile
Ecosystem. In the very next month,
the Federal Trade Commission
issued its own report, Mobile
Privacy Disclosures; Building Trust
Finally, Congress is talking about
the country’s concerns over privacy
and is consid...
Courts Question Mobile App Privacy Issue
Saturday, May 11, 2013 by Richard Harris
On December 12, 2012 last year, the Attorney General for the State of California filed against Delta Air Lines alleging, for the first time in California, that Delta Air Lines, California’s Online Privacy Protection law when it collected personal identifiable information using its “Fly Delta” mobile application. On May 9, 2013, the San Francisco Superior Cour...
Friday, November 30, 2012 by Richard Harris