Mobile payment security concerns continue to create serious privacy issues

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A recent study by IIM Bangalore identified serious worries over smartphone based payment services. At a time when smartphones are essentially ubiquitous and digital wallets are picking up in popularity, mobile payment security concerns persist. According to a recent study, worries over risks of privacy and security continue to be problematic. Among the main issues appears to be the lack of global consistency in terms of mobile security standards. A study conducted by the Center for Software and IT Management at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore revealed some of the…

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Nook mobile security called into question in Tablet 7 model

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Barnes & Noble’s latest mobile device has been criticized for pre-installed spyware. Nook mobile security is being called into question at a very unfortunate time of the shopping year. Barnes & Noble launched their Nook Tablet 7 in mid-November to add a new affordable tablet option to the market. The $50 tablet has a great deal of appeal to device users and gift givers shopping on a budget. While the tablet was aligned to provide some serious competition to other similar devices such as the 7-inch Fire tablet from Amazon,…

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We-Vibe app intimate data collection leading to class-action lawsuit

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The company behind the smartphone enabled sex toy is accused of using the application for secretly collecting data. A woman from the United States has launched a class action lawsuit proposal regarding the function of the We-Vibe app. The mobile app provides smartphone control over a sex toy manufactured in Canada. The woman has accused the company of secretly collecting “highly sensitive” information through the app. The device in question is a vibrator that is activated and controlled through the use of a smartphone. The woman launching the class action…

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Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

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The new Facebook app aimed directly at teens is causing worries over potential personal security issues. Mobile privacy concerns have appeared along with the unveiling of Facebook’s new Lifestage app. The mobile application is geared directly toward teens, raising worries about certain personal security risks. Facebook started as a social network for university students, but its market has been growing increasingly older. Those young original users have stuck with the social network. However, the platform hasn’t managed to appeal to younger users as it did when it first started. Therefore,…

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M-commerce apps seek improved mobile security

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As a growing number of companies focus on encouraging smartphone shopping, a need for protection rises. As m-commerce and other new technologies such as smartphone wallets grow in popularity, consumer advocates are sending out cautions to consumers that they need to place a greater focus on mobile security in order to protect their sensitive information and identity data from thieves. Shopping over a smartphone uses a considerable amount of personal information which may not be kept safe. The latest m-commerce apps allow consumers to purchase products and services, book tickets,…

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