A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 23, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
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US consumers may be treated with new low-cost, contract-free mobile data plans, thanks to another project brewing at Google to lower the barriers to internet access.
According to Lookout, mobile malware is on the rise internationally -- while adware is slowly being taken under control.
T-Mobile continues to push US wireless carriers. AT&T responded quickly to rollover data, but has limits on how much can be stored and when it can be used.
The fourth largest cellular giant in the U.S. will now let you "stash" your data, allowing you to store unused data in following months.
T-Mobile continues its aggressive march on competing carriers by launching the first cellular Google Nexus 9 and offering low cost unlimited data, voice, and text business plans.
The move comes just weeks after Twitter told users that it planned to begin collecting the data in order to make the content they see more individualized and interesting.
The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.
US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, The Wall Street Journal has reported.
The new app WeChat Phonebook can make phone calls completely free of charge under Wi-Fi, and uses little data while using mobile internet.
Telstra has started rolling out a real-time mobile data usage alert system to its consumer customers, with the company sending texts to customers within seconds once they've reached their mobile download limit.
BlackBerry's encryption efforts were years before Apple and Google's recent move to secure device data. NSA's chief lawyer said things didn't turn out so well for the former mobile giant.
The companies will work together to build Software-as-a-Service offerings that tap into mobile, cloud and big data for use in internal processes and operations.
Increasing security breaches indicate that any data, once online, will never be completely safe from theft and malicious attacks, so enterprises and users may be better off focusing on risk mitigation.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
Firebase aims to help developers build collaborative mobile and web apps through an API storing and syncing data in real-time.
British police can access millions of UK mobile customers' data without a warrant.
Yahoo says no customer data was placed at risk after servers were infiltrated by malware -- and the insidious Shellshock bug was not at fault.
Gartner unveils its top 10 business and technology trends for education in 2015. It's unclear how being data driven, mobile and analytics-happy can really move the needle on the business model problems.
Also, as promised by Mark Hurd on Monday, Oracle introduced news for its mobile development framework.