Lookout, the mobile security company with ambitions to become the Symantec of the wireless world, is picking up a new backer, and and a major distribution partner in its bid to become a household name. France Telecom, owner of the mobile carrier Orange, is making a strategic investment in the startup, and it has also signed a deal in which Lookout will be preloaded on devices that it sells. Orange… → Read More
The swing to smartphones and more immersive experiences using apps is having a major knock-on effect with how mobile handsets now figure in our lives. The Mobile Mindset Study, a new survey from mobile security developers Lookout using data commissioned from Harris Interactive, has found that three out of five smartphone owners in the U.S. do not go for more than one hour without checking their… → Read More
Mobile security services — tracking your device, or using your device to track others, or making sure you know who is tracking you — is a hot topic these days. But apparently, when it comes to actual usage of these apps, it’s not as extensive as you would think. Figures from Canalys estimate that only four percent of devices have some form of security installed and used.