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Andrew Leonard:

Per Wikipedia, AdBlock Plus is the single most popular extension of any kinde for Firefox. But I’m betting that a hefty percentage of those millions don’t realize that major advertisers, including Google, can pay to have some of their ads “whitelisted” — in essence, given a free pass through AdBlock Plus.

The power of Open.

Allie Jones:

According to forensics researcher Richard Hickman, Snapchat doesn’t delete photos on the Android, it just hides them. With the right forensics software and a decent amount of ill will, someone could recover your old Snaps.

The power of Open.

Antone Gonsalves:

A Skype bug that enables an attacker to bypass the lock screen on several Android mobile devices demonstrates once again the need for additional security to protect corporate data against such flaws, experts say.

The power of not policing your App Store.

Mark Milian:

Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano confirms that the company has already inserted some of the NSA’s programming in Android OS. “All Android code and contributors are publicly available for review at source.android.com,” Scigliano says, declining to comment further.

The power of…wait, holy shit, are you serious?

NSA officials say their code, known as Security Enhancements for Android, isolates apps to prevent hackers and marketers from gaining access to personal or corporate data stored on a device.

I guess you are serious. Never underestimate the power of the hypocrite, I guess.

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Andrew Leonard: Per Wikipedia, AdBlock Plus is the single most popular extension of any kinde for Firefox. But I’m betting that a hefty percentage of those millions don’t realize that major advertisers, including Google, can pay to have some of their ads “whitelisted” — in essence, given a free pass through AdBlock Plus. The power […]