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FBI makes first arrest tied to iPad mini heist

Lookout will intercept privacy-invading mobile ad networks, apps

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Mobile security vendor Lookout plans to start flagging as adware mobile apps that use aggressive ad networks if they don't obtain explicit consent from users before engaging in behavior that potentially invades privacy....
Lookout will intercept privacy-invading mobile ad networks, apps

Master Thief

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The amazing story of Gerald Blanchard. Thorough as ever, Blanchard had spent many previous nights infiltrating the bank to do recon or to tamper with the locks while James acted as lookout, scanning the vicinity with binoculars and providing updates via a scrambled-band walkie-talkie. He had put a transmitter behind...
Master Thief

Marriott Puts An End To Shady Ad Injection Service

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Late last week, one Justin Watt discovered something suspicious going on with the wi-fi at his hotel, the Times Square Marriott. Not content to charge him hundreds for the room and $16.95 for internet access, it appeared that the service provider was using JavaScript injection to serve banner ads on...
Marriott Puts An End To Shady Ad Injection Service

Android malware strikes again, this time via hacked sites

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Mobile security firm Lookout has issued an update alerting Android users to a new drive-by malware attack. In a first for mobile devices, the latest exploit uses hacked websites to target Android users. Users who have been affected have navigated unsuspectingly to a compromised website that has a hidden iframe...
Android malware strikes again, this time via hacked sites

Sprint Product Exec: Launching LTE Devices Before Network Just Makes Sense

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Sprint isn’t too concerned that it is selling LTE devices but has yet to officially launch the high-speed service anywhere in the U.S. “I think it is much to-do about nothing,” Sprint VP Fared Adib told AllThingsD in an interview on Tuesday. Customers sign up for two-year contracts, Adib said,...
Sprint Product Exec: Launching LTE Devices Before Network Just Makes Sense

Wanted: A single Facebook millionaire

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Wall Street isn't the only one benefiting from this big business story. Believe it or not there's a silver lining for the dating scene. CNET's Kara Tsuboi traveled to Silicon Valley, where some enterprising singles are on the lookout for all the new millionaires. [Read more]...
Wanted: A single Facebook millionaire

More Than 1M U.S. Android Users Downloaded Adware in the Past Year

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You know what sucks? Apps that “display advertising outside of the normal app experience, harvest unusual personally identifiable information, or perform unexpected actions as a response to ad clicks” without user consent. But adware, as mobile security company Lookout defines it, is widespread among Android apps, and it’s growing. Approximately...
More Than 1M U.S. Android Users Downloaded Adware in the Past Year

Lookout's Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries

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Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is upgrading its mobile security app for Android phones today. The new version includes a sleeker management console, as well as a nifty feature in case your phone is lost and is losing battery life. For background,...
Lookout's Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries

Lookout Security rebuts rival's Android malware claims

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Researchers from Lookout Security disagreed with rival Symantec that 13 apps on the Android Market were malicious, instead saying that they showed the same behaviors as other ad-supported apps....
Lookout Security rebuts rival's Android malware claims
T-Mobile Android phones to come with Lookout Mobile pre-installed
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Mobile marketplace Grabio aims to be a better Craigslist

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With Craigslist seemingly ignoring mobile entirely, the race is on for someone to offer the first great mobile marketplace. One contender is Grabio, which initially started out as a consumer to consumer marketplace, but is now seeking out local businesses to flesh out its ecosystem. Chicago-based Grabio launched version...
Mobile marketplace Grabio aims to be a better Craigslist

8 tips for entrepreneurs from a founder-turned-VC

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A friend of mine recently asked me a simple question: “After four years as a VC, knowing what you know now, what basic tips do you have for guys like me who are growing venture-backed businesses?” It got me thinking about what I’ve learned being on the other side of...
8 tips for entrepreneurs from a founder-turned-VC

Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

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At the start of this month, news broke that The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been arrested in Cambodia, quickly followed by speculation that millions of dollars were exchanged for his capture. Svartholm was deported to Sweden today, and rather coincidentally, the Anonymous hacker collective announced that it had...
Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest
More Than Five Percent of Free Mobile Apps Include Adware

Facebook And Dropbox's Apps Are Seriously Vulnerable To Hackers Right Now (FB)

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A security researcher named Gareth Wright has uncovered an unpleasant security hole in the Android and iOS Facebook apps, reports The Next Web. A motivated hacker could copy a plain text file off of your mobile device that would grant him access to your entire account. The problem exists...
Facebook And Dropbox's Apps Are Seriously Vulnerable To Hackers Right Now (FB)

Vizio welcomes YouTube as part of its Internet Apps arsenal

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Not long after bringing some Redmond vid-calling to your living room, Vizio's introducing another app that may just enhance your couch entertainment. Via its Twitter account, the outfit announced YouTube will now be a part of its Internet App portfolio. Though, it's worth mentioning the Tweet didn't specify if...
Vizio welcomes YouTube as part of its Internet Apps arsenal

LadyGaga as a Service: Bringing Apple and Google to Commerce 2.0

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Lady Gaga, along with her record company, is evolving the album in the form of software as a service. Considering the content of her hit new video, Telephone, it is fitting that she would use software to tackle the hard problem of getting paid by amazing fans. On her path...
LadyGaga as a Service: Bringing Apple and Google to Commerce 2.0

Teens in Tech Jobs launches to help companies find interns

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Startups, and companies of any size, are always on the lookout for awesome interns. First, it’s a great way to offload some of the tasks that full-time employees shouldn’t be focusing on, and second it’s great for company culture to bring in some younger blood. Of course, it’s also a...
Teens in Tech Jobs launches to help companies find interns

Lookout, GOOG: The FTC Just Hired a Famous Litigator to Help Investigate

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Ms. Wilkinson. (www.paulweiss.com) Well, it doesn’t look like Google’s antitrust investigation is disappearing any time soon. The FTC hasn’t decided whether to bring a lawsuit, but the agency is bringing in a famous litigator to help run things. Reuters reports that former federal prosecutor and courtroom badass Beth Wilkinson will...
Lookout, GOOG: The FTC Just Hired a Famous Litigator to Help Investigate

Online Tax Scams to Guard Against

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Scammers are out in force as the tax filing deadline approaches. Here are some of the most common scams to be on the lookout for....
Online Tax Scams to Guard Against

Google Updates Chrome Browser, Now Offers Faster Browsing, Improved Security

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Following yesterday’s release of the new mobile version of the Chrome browser, Google is today launching an improved version of its desktop counterpart. The updated release of Chrome (Stable version) brings several features beta users have had since January, most notably omnibox pre-rendering and increased security protections. The omnibox, Google’s...
Google Updates Chrome Browser, Now Offers Faster Browsing, Improved Security

Google Play replaces Android Market, new source for apps, books, movies and music

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The Android Market has morphed significantly since its inception, which now allows users to purchase books, music and rent movies, all from within a hub that was originally designed for just apps. To recognize this fundamental shift -- and emphasize the availability of content for sale -- Google is...
Google Play replaces Android Market, new source for apps, books, movies and music

Lookout's Signal Flare Finds Your Lost Phone Even When It's Dying

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Today, Lookout, makers of the Lookout Mobile Security app for smartphones, released a new feature for iPhone users that will help locate a phone even when the battery is dead. Dubbed Signal Flare, the tool automatically records your phone’s location when your handset’s battery is low. Users will then be...
Lookout's Signal Flare Finds Your Lost Phone Even When It's Dying

Introducing Engadget's next giveaway: Five iPhone 5s in five days!

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A lot of you out there have been anxiously awaiting the holidays, and -- more importantly -- an excuse to get your hands on the latest iPhone. In fact, the demand is so high that Apple is still experiencing inventory shortages. We don't want that little niggle getting in...
Introducing Engadget's next giveaway: Five iPhone 5s in five days!

T-Mobile beefs up Android security with malware protection

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The carrier partners with mobile security company Lookout to preload free malware- and virus-protection software into select Android devices. [Read more]...
T-Mobile beefs up Android security with malware protection

How to Curb Aggressive Mobile Ad Networks

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Advertising is the financial lifeblood of the Internet. In the dawning mobile era, ads have invaded smartphones and tablets. Yet not every mobile ad provider plays nice. According to Lookout Security, 5% of free mobile applications include "aggressive" ads that invade privacy, change settings or deliver ads outside the context...
How to Curb Aggressive Mobile Ad Networks
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T-Mobile and Lookout reveal Android app protection suite

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T-Mobile USA, Inc. and security vendor Lookout Inc, have announced a partnership between the companies to provide T-Mobile customers instant protection against mobile threats with Automatic App Security. Exclusively for T-Mobile customers, Lookout's Automatic App Security will come preloaded on select devices this year and is expected on most shipping...
T-Mobile and Lookout reveal Android app protection suite
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