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Wednesday | Lifehacker

Behind the App: Lookout

Even before the days of iPhones and Androids, the team at Lookout has been protecting smartphones from security flaws and developing tools to deal with stolen phones.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless, Nokia, Cell Phones, Electronics

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Hill

Report: Google considering boost for encrypted sites

The move - which would encourage developers to use encryption - is being pushed by Google executive Matt Cutts, and the company is in the "early" stages of a conversation about rewarding encrypted sites, according to the report.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Thu Apr 03, 2014

KOMO News

Woman robbed, pushed down hill near Viaduct breaks ankles

A woman broke both her ankles after being shoved down an embankment underneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct by an acquaintance who stole her phone, according to the Seattle Police Department.

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Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Cell Phones, Electronics

Sun Mar 30, 2014

CNet News

Malware Targets Mobile Devices in Futile Search for Crypto-Currencies

Cyber-criminals are toying with using mobile devices to mine for crypto-currencies, such as bitcoin, but the platform is too underpowered for effective prospecting.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Computers

Tue Mar 18, 2014

TechTarget

Data suggests Android malware threat greatly overhyped

It's no secret that many in the security industry perceive Google Inc.'s Android mobile platform to be plagued by malware, but Android security team lead Adrian Ludwig has made it his mission to eradicate the disingenuous meme of the burgeoning Android malware apocalypse.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

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