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If you want to protect your data, privacy, and communications from corporations, government snoops, or hackers, end-to-end encryption is a great way to start. It's the type of encryption Apple and Google added to their mobile devices and smartphones over a year ago, leading to government claims that such encryption will be used to protect terrorists and kidnappers.

But according to a new report by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, end-to-end encryption and other data protection methods aren't enough to actually ensure that data is kept private, now and in the future. Here's why.

There are apps for monitoring your billing, apps for tracking your time, apps for invoicing clients. There are even apps that allow you to send and receive cash with the click of a button, meaning you can pay and get paid without ever having to see a bank teller again.

Such money transfer or "peer-to-peer payment" apps have exploded in the past few years as companies have moved to take advantage of a market that sees more than $1 trillion in transfers every year. Venmo, Square Cash, and others all seek to make sending and receiving money as simple as hitting a button on a smart phone. Should lawyers get on board?

3 Ways Your Phone Can Kill Your Career

Can you imagine trying to run your life without your mobile device? Can you remember what it was like before you could have internet access on the train without having to be tied to a physical line?

It's undeniable that smartphones and mobile devices have changed our professional lives irrevocably. However, the convenience of being able to handle our personal lives and professional lives all in the same device comes with a possible price: your career.

Federal Laws Lag Behind Tech Privacy Breaches

The federal government is woefully behind the times when it comes to protecting the private data of users who accessible genetic profiles. The lack of privacy protections allow third parties to easily access genetic information. This invasion of privacy, which potentially affects millions of people, could almost certainly change the business model of insurers and hiring.

FCC Dismisses Consumer Watchdog's 'Do Not Track' Lawsuit

The FCC just dismissed a petition a petition filed by Consumer Watchdog requesting the Federal Agency to force "edge providers" like Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc., to honor a consumer's request not to be tracked. These are significant because you've probably even signed a couple of requests not to be tracked. Well, guess what: You're likely being tracked anyway.

Apple's 'Smooth Internet Experience' Leads to Smooth Lawsuit Experience

Apple is facing more legal trouble in the wake of a class action lawsuit brought by disgruntled users who haplessly upgraded to its iOS 9 operating system.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege that Apple failed to "properly warn" iOS 9 users that the new Wi-Fi Assist feature would automatically turn on after an OS update leading to huge data charges.

Last Friday, British chanteuse and pop-music phenomenon Adele released the first video from her full album, "Hello." It was filmed entirely in sepia tones, featured the expected heart-felt crooning, and one very prominent flip phone. That flip phone made headlines by Billboard, ABC, and CNet.

But if there's a vintage cell phone revival on the horizon, it's not going to be for the old flip phones. It'll be for BlackBerry, who is attempting to top the smartphone charts once again with its new Android Priv. And yes, it has the BlackBerry keyboard you've been missing all these years. Now it just needs a pop-diva sponsorship as well.

"OK Google, you can stop recording our conversation now."

It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Google's voice services create a record of what you've said. The company, after all, already records and stores your search and browsing activity. The company knows more about you than your mother. Luckily, though, it's not too hard to find and get rid of Google's audio trail.

Digital Searches Now Require Warrants in California

A new law in California ensures that law enforcement can't snoop around your digital data without first obtaining a warrant. The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA) is the final result of months of pressure from Silicon Valley groups, media organization, and privacy advocates.

"The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them." Isaiah 11:6.

Are the end times upon us? Surely some revelation is at hand. Because only cosmic intervention can explain the announcement yesterday from eternal rivals Google and Microsoft: the two tech giants have come to "an agreement on patent issues" and will dismiss all pending patent litigation -- about 20 lawsuits in total.