Firefox OS phone owners will be able to flip app permissions on and off at will in a far-future version of the browser-based mobile operating system.
It's easy to forget how many apps and services you've granted access to your Google account. Luckily, you can monitor it from an Android device.
Modern smartphones carry a trove of personal information. The nation's top court weighs the nuances of police using them to gather evidence without first getting a warrant.
The free NoRoot Firewall prevents nearly all connections to and from your Android phone until you expressly allow the app to access your Wi-Fi or cell network.
In the most recent Android 4.4 release, Google has disabled a hidden feature that could control or disable permissions for individual apps.
Google quietly pulls a hidden feature in Android KitKat that allowed people to deny app permissions on a case-by-case basis.
Google's social network-powered sign-in system gives developers more nuanced options when asking for user permissions.
Apple's new mobile OS gives you more control over when an app can access your device's location. Facebook says it wants to make sure users understand what its apps are asking for and why.
The settings aren't new, but the wizard-like presentation is a new addition. It walks you through five important security settings for your Google account.
In an attempt to achieve greater transparency with users, the companies petition the US government for permission to publish requests made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.