How much data are the most popular apps on Android and iOS leaking to third parties (i.e. people who have nothing to do with the app you’re using). A LOT!
Encrypt All Your Devices
Ars Technica has compiled a guide for how to encrypt laptops and phones. There are brief descriptions for all the relevant systems.
Choosing Comfort Over Privacy
It looks like Apple “needs” to upload even your unsaved documents to its servers to make the newly introduced Continuity “feature” work.
Also it seems Apple silently uploads names and email addresses of all the people you correspond with–no, not only the ones in your address book–just to have a “consistent” experience when displaying recent addresses.
It scares me how little their customer’s privacy must be worth when they choose (these are not accidental data “leaks”) to silently violate them in order to provide comfort features.
It seems there is at least a hidden configuration option to turn this behavior off:
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false