Google patents Location based security for Android
Privacy and security concerns have increased with the revelation of PRISM. Even though there are lot of security measures one can take, most of them are tiring at times, especially when you know you are in a safe zone. Google is trying to solve this issue, and in a new patent filed by the company for Android aims to have security features in your Android device which adapt according to your location.
Motorola has been trying to make security on phones more hassle free by introducing “Skip” NFC tags, but Google aims to makes things even more simpler and use locations awareness to implement security on Android devices.The new patent states that the Android device will be able to detect its current location and change security settings accordingly.
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Suppose you are at office, where anybody can spy on your device, you would want at least a pattern lock screen protecting your privacy. However, your home will be a less hostile place and you would just like the to open the phone with a swipe.
We can expect the location based security feature to get baked into the next version of Android, the alleged Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.