Mobile Security

Carrier IQ Hires a Chief Privacy Officer

Carrier IQ, a startup heavily bruised last fall by harsh criticism of its handset diagnostic software, today announced it’s hired a high-profile lawyer as its Chief Privacy Officer.

According to a news release, Magnolia Mansourkia Mobley, a CIPP and former Verizon executive, will be tasked with quickly broadening the company’s focus on consumer privacy.  She also was named the company’s General Counsel.

A South Korean security provider says it’s uncovered popular Android apps that want more information than is required, putting users at risk.AhnLab, Inc., headquartered in Seoul, analyzed 178 of the best-rated Android applications using its cloud-based app security analysis tool, ranking each app on a scale of 1 to 100 in degree of risk. Any app receiving 60 or above was classified as malicious across five different access categories: personal information, service information, location information, service charging and device information.

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