More Snowden leaks – now we find NSA is scraping data from mobile games

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The Guardian and New York Times revealed today that the National Security Agency and its UK counterpart, GCHQ, have been working to take advantage of “leaky” smartphone apps, such as the popular Angry Birds game (which according to the report, was used as a “case study” in smartphone surveillance). According to top-secret documents leaked by…

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CyanogenMod replaces ROM Manager with own custom OTA updater

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If you are a CyanogenMod fan, you’re familiar with the ROM Manager, the application that is used to download and apply CyanogenMod custom Android ROM updates to smartphones. CyanogenMod has announced that they are replacing ROM Manger, which is not open source software, with their own customer OTA (over the air) ROM updater.

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Why does it take so long to get an Android upgrade?

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Google releases a new version of Android and maybe, just maybe, several months later your phone will finally receive the upgrade. Sometimes it takes a year or longer and sometimes your phone never gets upgraded at all. The upgrade process involves several entities – Google of course, the hardware manufacturer of your phone, and your…

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