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New Android 'on-body detection' leaves your phone unlocked as long as you keep moving

New Android lock feature freezes up your data when your phone stops moving

Keep it jiggling, whether in hand, pocket or purse, and the accelerometer will keep your Android phone unlocked and ready to go. Handy for pickpockets!

Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again…

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Facebook just fixed a privacy bug in a feature of its mobile app called "Photo Sync."

That's good news...but did you even notice that Photo Sync was on in the first place?

Google announces "two improvements" to Google Play app approval process

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Google recently added actual humans to the Android app approval system...

...now there's age rating and better feedback for rejected apps as well.

Android Lollipop 5.1 brings promised anti-theft "kill switch"

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Android Lollipop 5.1 is out for some Nexus phones, and it comes with an anti-theft kill switch. Now you can use Android Device Protection to freeze your phone if it’s lost or stolen.

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

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Catch up with the hot stories of the past week...

...and why not try out our weekly podcast and watch our 60-second video while you're about it?

But surely "export grade" means HIGHER quality? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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The latest episode of our weekly security news video...

...all in just 60 seconds, as usual.

Gazon - the Android virus that SMSes everyone

The Android SMS virus "Gazon" sends itself to everyone in your contact list - including your friends, your mum...

...and your customers.

Not a good look.

Google quietly drops promised encryption by default for Android Lollipop

Google quietly drops promised encryption by default for Android Lollipop

Google has confirmed reports: that sweet encryption-by-default it promised for Android Lollipop left a sour taste when it came to device performance.

What's SUPER and helps you to PHISH, sorry, FISH? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly news roundup - from Superfish to Super Spectacles.

It's amusing, informative, and only takes a minute - enjoy!

WhatsApp issues 24 hour ban for WhatsApp Plus users

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WhatsApp has started giving out day-long bans to those using a third party Android app to send and receive messages through its service.

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!

Enjoy...

Google flushes 61% of Android users down the security toilet

Apparently, pre-KitKat Androids, which currently account for 61% of devices out there, will no longer get web browser security fixes.

You are welcome to send in vulnerabilities, but you'd better send a patch at the same time...

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 is out, but some Nexus users are still stuck on KitKat

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 is out - but don't get too excited.

So far, firmware images are available for just one model in Google's Nexus family.

From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

SSCC 177 - Will Sony's breach be the never ending story? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our regular security podcast.

Enjoy!

"Like fish and chips without the fish. Or the chips"... 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our 60 Second Security video.

Enjoy the week's news in just one minute...

Android Lollipop 5.0.1 is out - for the select few with Lollipop, at least

Google just released Android Lollipop 5.0.1 - but some of its own devices haven't even got 5.0 yet.

No wonder third-party Android vendors so often lag behind...

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go "too far" with default encryption

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go "too far" with default encryption

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go too far with default encryption settings on mobile devices, including the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Does the FBI really have a legal right to exploit encryption backdoors to pursue suspects?

Mummy, my schoolbooks are spying on me! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

The wry side of the week's news, in just a minute...

Return of the Android SMS virus - self-spreading "Selfmite" worm comes back for more

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Back in June 2014, we wrote about an Android virus that worked a bit like the email worms of the early 2000s.

Well, that Android virus has made a comeback, and this variant is both pushier and more flexible than before...