How we can deal with the cyber threats in our pockets4 min read . Updated: 15 Dec 2017, 12:43 AM IST
It is necessary for both policymakers and ordinary citizens to understand the security implications of using foreign origin smartphones with bundled, pre-installed apps
Smartphones have become ubiquitous, and are forcing us to re-imagine the contours of privacy and data protection. This is for several reasons: we carry our phones everywhere we go, we use them for accessing critical services including banking and payments, we use them to store personal and sensitive data, to access our social networks and emails, and many “apps" are connected to servers and facilities that consumers and governments, often have no line of sight to.
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