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.
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.
Creating new files and folders gives them a default permissions set that can allow access to them from other account, which may be concerning at first glance.
A hidden feature called App Ops in Google's latest OS update allows you to turn off certain permissions for your apps, says Android Police.