Verizon Online notified authorities that a Catholic deacon had stored illegal images of children on the ISP's cloud storage service.
Police charged a Maryland man on March 1 for allegedly possessing illicit images of children, following a tip from his cloud storage provider Verizon, which had detected the images in an online sweep of its service.
Free iPhone and iPad apps from Apple's App Store pose a greater privacy risk than free apps from Google Play. That's the finding of the latest study by Appthority, which is in the business of evaluating mobile apps for companies.
Finnish handset maker Nokia Oyj yesterday said that five of its Taiwanese Web sites were hacked earlier this month, giving hackers access to the personal data of local consumers.
No classified data of Nokia’s local consumers were involved in the incident. No credit card details, ID numbers or medical information were leaked, the company said in a statement.
The Indian government reportedly has received the PIN details of BlackBerry handsets shipped to the country, and may ask for similar data of every BlackBerry handset worldwide to allow it to monitor messages between users in the country and abroad.
A provincial appeals court in Canada has ruled that police can search the mobile phone of an arrested person only if there is no password on that phone. With a digital locking mechanism, however, officers must get a warrant.
“In this case, it is significant that the cell phone was apparently not password protected or otherwise ‘locked’ to users other than the appellant when it was seized,” the Court of Appeal for Ontario, wrote in its unanimous decision. “Furthermore, the police had a reasonable belief that it would contain relevant evidence.”