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Mobile Security: How to Secure, Privatize, and Recover Your Devices by Mari Heiser, Jaya Nampalli, Joseph Anderson, Darla Nykamp, Tim Speed

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Precursors to the smartphone revolution – Internet, social-networking, and spam

By and large, the conveniences we enjoy on our smartphones duplicate the tasks we could only do previously on our laptops and desktops. From tweets to spam, it all started on our computers, and only later moved into the mobile space.

Social networking

Facebook was not the first social networking site. Social networking, or the concept of using the Internet to form relationships and keep in touch with friends, may have begun as early as the mid 90s when sites such as Classmates.com and Geocities.com first gained prominence.

Facebook, the successful social networking site, was launched in 2004. Many of us already know the story of Facebook and its founder. Facebook originally ...

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