Electronic Frontier Foundation
Wired found that the block list on Android contains 1,400 odd words. Some are obvious, others less so, and Wired said that even "butt" and "geek" are no no words.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual Who Has Your Back? report lauds a number of major companies for their efforts to help preserve user privacy and report to the public the extent of their cooperation with government groups.
Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S. government. A court filings revealed Google's opposition to handing over users' data. Google is one of the first communications companies to fight an NSL, according to the EFF.
A report says Google was ignoring settings on Safari intended to block tracking tools. Google platforms were reportedly able to log user activity on both the OS X and iOS versions of the browser. Google says the report "mischaracterizes" the issue.
In another move designed to get Google product users into their identity provider program, Google now requires all new Google account users, including those signing up for GMail and YouTube, to register a Google+ account.
Most reporters are focused on the United States Copyright Office declaration that it is it legal to unlock or ‘jailbreak’ a mobile ... read more