Mobile phones

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs

Plaintiffs claim social network’s ‘scraping’ of information including call recipients and duration violates privacy and competition law

Meet the tech evangelist who now fears for our mental health

Belinda Parmar was a passionate advocate of the digital revolution – but has started keeping her family’s smartphones and laptops locked away to protect her loved ones. Is she right to be so worried?

Does constantly photographing my life ruin it, or help me remember it?

Holidays, children, natural phenomena: it’s easy to feel something didn’t happen unless you took a photo. But there are moments a picture can’t replicate

Uber pulls U-turn on controversial tracking of users after trip has ended

Company will give users option to be tracked only while actively using the app, as it tries to clean up its act on privacy after unveiling of new CEO

Holiday downloads: what to put in your digital suitcase

We now spend more time deciding what to take with us on our tablets, phones and e-readers than we do packing our bags. Here’s how to organise your digital luggage

Google is trying to stop you having to put in passwords

New open source project hopes to remove burden of remembering passwords and instantly log you into apps on Android, with plans to roll out across every platform

The 20 best apps for making videos

Whether you’re a vlogger or a budding Spielberg, it’s never been easier to shoot your own short film. Here, from effects to filters, are the only apps you’ll need

We know people care about privacy, so why won’t they pay for it?

With fewer than 6,000 units sold, Silent Circle’s privacy-focused Blackphone was a huge flop. It highlights a bigger problem with how people value security

20 of the best Android apps and games this month

Among the best new apps for Android smartphones and tablets of June 2016 are Detour, RunGo, Lost Frontier, Rodeo Stampede and BitTorrent Now

Nougat: Google’s new Android name divides opinion

Crowdsourced name for Android version 7 upsets some, but Nougat is here to stay after Google unveils name and statue

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