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Protect Your Home For One Year With The Mobiscope Home Surveillance Starter Kit [Deals]

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It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to keep your home or business safe. That’s where Mobiscope comes in. It makes simple, affordable and effective video surveillance available for everyone.

Mobiscope streams live video feeds from IP or web cameras to any mobile device.
Easily connect your iPhone or Android to the Mobiscope app or simply sign into your account on Mobiscope’s website to view your security network cameras or regular webcams – anywhere, anytime. And Cult of Mac Deals is offering you one year of home service and a free webcam from Mobiscope for only $99.

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Everything You Need To Know About The NSA’s Leaky Apps

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While accusations about NSA backdoors to Apple devices have been doing the rounds for a while now, yesterday’s revelations about spying agencies using so-called “leaky apps” to capture user data has reignited the debate. Below is a Q&A covering everything we’ve learned so far:

Q) What is a leaky app?

A) An app that transmits private user information across the Internet. While apps have come under fire for collecting private user information before, the current outcry follows revelations leaked by Edward Snowden, suggesting that leaky apps have been the focus of spying organizations such as the NSA and its UK counterpart, GCHQ (Government Communications HQ). The NSA has cumulatively spent more than $1 billion in its phone targeting efforts. A 2010 NSA presentation cites poor secured apps as a “golden nugget” for gathering user information — including, but not limited to, address books and friend lists.

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Obama Meets With Apple CEO Tim Cook In Private Meeting To Discuss PRISM

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With a new story concerning the extraordinary lengths the U.S. Government is seemingly taking to spy on its citizens’ digital lives hitting the news every day now, President Obama met Apple CEO Tim Cook and a number of other tech executives to discuss government surveillance.

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Surveillance App AirBeam Adds Audio Recording, Detection [App Update]

Surveillance App AirBeam Adds Audio Recording, Detection [App Update]

Since we posted about AirBeam’s free giveaway (it’s usually $4), developer Heiko Straulino has been busy improving his powerful iDevice surveillance app — and the newest update, released over the weekend, now let’s users stream and record audio as well, and adds an audio detection feature similar in function to motion detection.

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