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Location, Privacy a Two-Lane Street

June 26, 2011 9:46 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Franken hopes to make it harder for OEMs, carriers and application developers to share their customers' information with third parties, while also curtailing the practice of stalking by technological means.

Franken Introduces Location Privacy Legislation

June 16, 2011 8:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has released the fruits of last month's Senate Judiciary hearings on privacy in the form of a bill...

Public Safety Bill Hits Senate

June 9, 2011 8:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Long-awaited legislation that would set up a nationwide communications network for public safety workers in the 700 MHz band hit the Senate floor yesterday...


Schmidt Talks Privacy, Mobile Payments

June 1, 2011 7:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt yesterday took the stage at the ninth-annual All Things D conference...

Apple, Google, Facebook Cover Familiar Ground at Hearing

May 19, 2011 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple and Google were put to on the hot seat again at a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee...

Google Verifies Android Security Flaw

May 19, 2011 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google has confirmed reports from German researchers of a defect in its Android operating system that allows hackers...

FCC, FTC Forum to Probe LBS, Mobile Privacy

May 18, 2011 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC and staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a forum next month on how consumers can protect their privacy...

Freeport Gets Video Surveillance System

May 12, 2011 8:17 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The city of Freeport, Texas, is setting out to do something that other cities may learn from: Build a wireless video surveillance system using mesh technology...


FCC, Top Carriers Debut Mobile Emergency Alerts for NYC

May 11, 2011 8:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC announced Tuesday the creation of an emergency alert system in New York City that can send messages to cell phones alerting residents of nearby threats to their safety.

Fair Assumptions on Location Privacy Concerns

May 10, 2011 6:44 pm | by Scott Hotes, Location Labs | Articles | Comments

In our view, the best way to approach the subject of location privacy is to apply the same rules to personal location information as to any other personal information that is considered private. Frankly, there really is no difference.

Cool Tech Vs. Privacy, The Faustian Bargain

April 30, 2011 8:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Fully 50 percent of nearly 8,000 respondents in an informal April 27 Wall Street Journal poll said they were "very concerned" about the iPhone's tracking and storing of users' location. The Nielsen Company came to a similar conclusion...

Mobility Without Compromising Security: Best Practices for Mobile Device Security in the Enterprise

April 26, 2011 3:29 pm | by Hongwen Zhang, Wedge Networks | Articles | Comments

Next-generation mobile devices are as sophisticated as computers, yet the security for these devices is lacking, due to the intrinsic constraints imposed by portability, battery life and economics of connectivity.

iPhone Tracking Sparks Privacy Debate

April 21, 2011 8:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As smartphone apps and hardware become more location-aware, technology is once again revealed as a double-edged sword.


Interviews Renew BlackBerry Encryption Debate

April 15, 2011 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) is again in the spotlight for being essentially, too secure for the tastes of some governments. The cloak and dagger nature of the discourse surrounding RIM's military level email security has company executives squirming in the

Mobile Lockdown

March 31, 2011 12:12 pm | by Joe Owen, Sybase | Articles | Comments

Mobile devices are an easy target. Phones disappear frequently. Any sensitive data that resides on a lost device is accessible to whoever finds it.

Tech Companies Pitch In on Earthquake Response

March 16, 2011 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google, Twitter, Microsoft and other U.S. technology companies are finding ways large and small to help out in the wake of last week's earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami.

Poll: 30% of Younger Drivers Text At the Wheel

March 8, 2011 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has stepped up his fight against distracted driving with alarming new statistics from Consumer Reports...

iPad Hackers Arrested for AT & T Security Breach

January 19, 2011 6:52 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FBI and federal prosecutors have arrested two men who allegedly hacked into the iPad accounts of about 120,000 AT&T customers last June...

4G Americas: Don't Rely on SMS in Emergency

October 12, 2010 8:39 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Given various groups' interest in using SMS for 911 and teens' propensity to use text rather than make a phone call, 4G Americas decided it was time to compose a white paper on the limitations surrounding the use of SMS in emergencies.

My Mobile Watchdog Offers Parents Piece of Mind

September 24, 2010 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Beyond just sending an LOL to their friends while the teacher is talking, law enforcement continues to warn that kids and cell phones can be a dangerous mix.

Summit Calls for Reduction in Distracted Driving

September 22, 2010 8:15 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Making sure drivers keep their eyes on the road will require a network of tough laws, enforcement by police and personal responsibility, the government said Tuesday.

Distracted Driving Deaths Fell in 2009

September 21, 2010 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The number of fatalities related to distracted driving fell 6 percent last year but the proportion of distraction-related deaths and crashes held steady from 2008...

Study: Drivers Feel Less Safe Due to Distracted Driving

September 20, 2010 8:17 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Even Oprah's No Phone Zone pledge drive doesn't seem to be helping drivers feel any safer on the roads these days.

OnStar Says New Voice Commands to Cut Distraction

September 15, 2010 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. says it is revamping the computer system that runs its OnStar safety system, giving it better voice recognition...

Attack on SC Prison Guard Renews Phone-Jam Debate

September 14, 2010 8:20 am | by Meg Kinnard, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

South Carolina authorities who have helped push for permission to block cell phone signals inside prisons say an officer in charge of keeping out contraband was nearly killed at his home...

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