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Schools Struggle To Curb Abuse by Smartphone

April 2, 2015 7:06 am | by Kimberly Hefling, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

Just this week, a 16-year-old from Gateway High School in Kissimmee, Florida, was arrested for posting about a bomb threat on Twitter because "she was angry and did not want to go to school," according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Verizon Allows Customers Way To Exit 'Supercookie' Program

April 1, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon announced the "Relevant Mobile Advertising" program back in April. It allows Verizon to...

Holes in the Web: Outages Reveal Broadband Vulnerabilities

March 30, 2015 10:15 am | by Felicia Fonseca, David Lieb, Associated Press | News | Comments

Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states,...

IBM Study Highlights Security Flaws in Enterprise Apps

March 19, 2015 10:35 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The new research suggests the average company tests less than half of apps for vulnerabilities,...

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Gemalto Confirms NSA Hack: No Damage Done

February 25, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Gemalto on Wednesday released the results of an investigation into whether the NSA and British electronic spying agency, the GCHQ, stole a massive trove of...                 

Snowden Leak Implicates NSA in Hacking of Gemalto SIM Cards

February 20, 2015 9:18 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Gemalto said in a statement Friday it could not immediately confirm the reported hack and "had no prior knowledge that these agencies were conducting...                      

Take A Look: Is Your Phone Spying on You? Probably

February 18, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

Smarpthones are our constant companions, but are they always secure? Probably not. Take a look and see just how vulnerable your information may...

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Dramatic Drop in Smartphone Thefts Suggests "Kill Switches" Work

February 12, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The push to implement kill switches in mobile devices has been an on-going effort, involving a massive collaboration between legislators, law enforcement, regulators,  and device manufacturers.                      

ARM Acquisition Aims to Secure IoT Communications

February 9, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

ARM says the acquistion will help developers using the company's ARM mbed platform to design and build IoT products with...                                         

Are Automakers Securing the Connected Car?

February 9, 2015 9:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Half the manufacturers said they wirelessly transfer information on driving history from vehicles to another location, often using third-party companies, and most don't describe...                

Visualized: How Important Is Network Security?

February 2, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

It's a brave new world out there, with threats lying just behind every click and within every poorly conceived password. Check out this rundown on how important it is...                            

Waze's Police Tracking Ways Draw Sheriffs' Ire

January 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Waze has fifty million users in 200 countries that turn to the free service for real-time traffic guidance and warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps or...        

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Obama Stresses Data Protection in Connected Age

January 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is...                        

FTC's Ramirez Urges Connected Device Makers to Focus on Privacy

January 7, 2015 10:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission...             

California Mulls Safety of Driverless Cars

December 22, 2014 9:35 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators...                                   

New Arguments Heard in NSA Surveillance Appeal

December 9, 2014 10:56 am | by Gene Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday in an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's...                                  

Mobile Apps Still Collecting Information on Kids

December 8, 2014 9:52 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that...

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NSA Was Warned of Surveillance Program Backlash in 2009

November 20, 2014 9:26 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect...                      

Senate Kills Bill Aimed at Curbing NSA Powers

November 19, 2014 9:48 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's...

WhatsApp Seeks to Evade Surveillance with High-End Encryption

November 19, 2014 9:26 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting...                

Apple, Google Push for Passage of Freedom Act

November 17, 2014 4:45 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In an open letter to the Senate, the companies asked that the USA Freedom Act be passed in order to prevent the bulk collection of...                           

AT&T Kills Cookie Tracking on Smartphones

November 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

The change by AT&T essentially removes a hidden string of letters and numbers that are passed along to websites that...                        

Study: Americans Ticked at Loss of Digital Privacy

November 13, 2014 9:35 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy infamously quipped "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." You'd think we would have gotten...                      

Wearables, Smartphones Shift Power from Doctors to Patients

November 7, 2014 4:30 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The amount of information and data that patients have at their fingertips is forcing major changes across an otherwise antiquated...                    

New Malware Targets iPhone, Apple Products

November 6, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

WireLurker monitors devices connected by a USB cable to an infected computer and installs malicious applications onto the device. The malware steals a variety...              

AT&T's New Smart Limits Still Won't Let Me Cap My Son's Data

October 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

After posting a recent grumbling piece about AT&T having done away with a key feature of its family controls program--namely the ability to cap...             

Talking to Siri While Driving Could Be Dangerous

October 8, 2014 9:15 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Voice-activated systems were graded on a distraction scale of 1 to 5, with 1 representing no distraction and 5 comparable to doing complex math problems and word memorization.                                                                  

AT&T Fires Employee for Security Breach

October 7, 2014 10:13 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In a letter sent to affected customers and obtained by Seeking Alpha, AT&T said that it had determined that in August an employee...                                                                          

Control Over Your Data Usage? Think Again

September 30, 2014 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

After nervously handing over an iPhone 5 to my 12-year old, I knew I was going to have to do something to monitor the amount of data he was using. I didn't want to completely ban him from using data, but I certainly wanted to mitigate the possibility of overages. 

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