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Recently I've been looking at a few security/privacy apps for Android and I've run across the following options... Leo Privacy GuardAppLockSmart AppLockAdvanced ProtectionThere are others but those seem to be the most promising. Currently I'm looking at LPG and AppLock as most likely being the best but I'm not sure. Going to give them all a shot and see which one prevails. Which app would you recommend? All I need to do is keep some of my apps locked and hide a few photos.
Let me start by clearly stating something; I am not a fan of Microsoft Windows. I am an open source advocate and I prefer Linux to Windows for almost every possible use, That said, I see a lot of people hesitating to upgrade to Windows 10 over rumor, fear, uncertainty, and doubt. They are avoiding it for problems that don't even exist and leaving themselves open to security issues and higher costs down the road. There have been some locked threads, hidden comments, and even some warnings over misinformation posted. I thought a discussion to clear up confusion that can be referenced when FUD rears it's ugly head comes up might be good. Whether you are going to use Windows 10 or if you are going to choose not to use it do it for sound reasons at the very least. I would like to hear some of peoples reasons to upgrade or wait here. I would like to see solid verified pros and cons that aren't based on FUD. If you don't truly know, pose your response as a question so it can be answered. Let us get some clear useful information instead of starting random topics over rumors or peppering various discussions with a bias for or against the upgrade.. I can answer a lot of the questions being educated in the matter, but so can several others I have seen here.
Can you guys believe this? It seems the Thai military junta has already banned the Thai internet users from using Facebook, Bitcoin and even a simple game! It seems that wasn't enough though, because now they have bigger and more sinister plans. They are planning to connect all the country's users though a single getaway. That would mean there would be only one internet connection between the country and the rest of the world. Thailand s known for its tough censorship measures, this move is meant to make it easier for the government to censor its users, as well as perform their surveillance duties. So this would basically mean zero privacy! A lot groups have united, and as a result several governments were down for a while all thanks to the cooperation of several groups conformed by worried citizens and the like. This was done as a way to demonstrate, but it's still not known if those DDos attacks will have any effect. If you want to read more about the topic you can check the actual article here: http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/07/great-firewall-thailand/
A friend of mine had been doing some reading and ran across an article about embedded medical devices being hacked and used to covertly monitor or track individuals and even distribute malware. Devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps. He didn't link the article but a simple search of "embedded medical device security" found all sorts of information on the subject. Instances of this have been portrayed in fiction as a far fetched or clever plot device but apparently this is a real world concern. It doesn't really surprise me. Computers are everywhere in many forms and devices. None of them are invulnerable to attack. Some systems and devices are less vulnerable than others but nothing is ever 100% secure.