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What Google's jump into mobile messaging encryption means for user privacy and the FBI

Add Google to the list of tech companies that are challenging the FBI's efforts to restrict encryption in mobile devices and messaging apps.

SAP introduces service that lets retailers gather mobile data from customers physically in stores

Software giant SAP announced Thursday its SAP Digital Consumer Insight service that allows retailers to use customers' mobile data within the store to find out age and gender information and even where the shopper is coming from.

Microsoft catches up to Apple, Android with support for fingerprint scanners in Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft is finally catching up with Apple's iOS and Android in the mobile fingerprint department.

Asia-Pacific enterprises focus on mobilizing business processes, says IDC

Mobility continues to be one of the fastest growing technologies among Asia-Pacific enterprises, as mobility initiatives shift from an under-resourced side project to a central effort driving both business and operational strategy, according to market research firm IDC.

Opera launches free unlimited VPN app for iPhones and iPads

Opera Software, maker of the Opera web browser, launched on Monday a free virtual private network app with unlimited data usage for iPhones and iPads.

Spotlight: Apperian gets US patent for its Dynamic Policy Engine

Apperian announced Wednesday that it was awarded a U.S. patent for its Dynamic Policy Engine, which allows IT and app administrators to add security, identity and management policies to apps without requiring software development kits or code modification.

ProtonMail adds Apple TouchID, auto lock to latest iOS app update

Secure email ProtonMail is adding Apple's TouchID so that iPhone users can use their fingerprint instead of passwords. The TouchID feature is included Proton Mail iOS v1.2.3, which was released in the Apple App Store this week.

Okta adds support for Apple's Touch ID in new Verify updates

Okta, a startup known for its two-factor authentication and secure identity technology, is putting a special focus on its mobile capabilities for its Verify product as it pushed out updates Monday.

Wearables most likely to cause data breach out of all IoT devices, say IT pros

Enterprise wearables are most likely to be the cause of a data breach out of all Internet of Things devices connected to a workplace network, according to a group of 440 IT pros surveyed by IT networking company Spiceworks.

Sirin Labs raises $72M in funding to develop highly secure smartphone

Sirin Labs is diving head-first into the highly secure phone market. The company has plans to release a secure mobile device that will cost around $20,000, Android Headlines noted in an article.