FTC urged to investigate Apple and Google over mobile privacy

Senator Charles E Schumer has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over allegations that iPhones and Android devices are allowing third party access to users' photos and address books.

Senator wants https for the masses

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) wants major websites to ditch the "http" protocol for the more secure "https." Such a move would help protect users from data theft while surfing at public WiFi hotspots such as coffee shops, bookstores and airports.