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East Coast Operators Brace for Hurricane Irene

August 26, 2011 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The hurricane poses a major threat to wireless networks, which are vulnerable to high winds, rain, power outages and flooding.

The Impact Tower Fatalities Have on Business

August 19, 2011 12:25 pm | by Patrick Howey, NATE | Articles | Comments

No one can fully prepare for a tower site accident or employee fatality. One is too many for our industry or for any business, for that matter. Last year alone, there were seven tower technician fatalities.

CTIA Warns of Scam E-Mail Using Its Logo

August 12, 2011 9:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

CTIA is warning consumers of an e-mail scam that uses its logo.


FCC Unveils 5-Step Action Plan for Next-Gen 911

August 11, 2011 8:08 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his five-step action plan to chart the transition to Next Generation 911 (NG911) services.

Facebook Adds Mobile Security Updates

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Facebook is working hard to bring two of the social network's mobile popular security tools to mobile – social reporting and the ability to reset passwords.

AT & T Changes VM Password Policy

August 8, 2011 8:01 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

AT&T is getting serious about hackers who try to listen in on other people's voicemail by requiring new subscribers to set up Password Protect...

Lookout Warns of Malware Threats

August 3, 2011 8:14 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Just in time for this week's 2011 Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Lookout Mobile Security is sharing some disturbing trends in smartphone security.

FCC Issues 8-Year Deadline on Tightened E911 Rules

July 14, 2011 8:49 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Wireless operators have eight years to make location tracking during E911 calls more accurate under new FCC regulations published yesterday.


Companion Bill on Public Safety, Broadcast Auctions Hits House

July 14, 2011 8:47 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Legislation setting the stage for the creation of a national public safety network and for allowing the FCC to sell off television spectrum landed in Congress on Monday.

Cell Phones, Texting Top Causes of Distracted Driving

July 8, 2011 8:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Cell phone use and texting while driving have been listed as the top causes of distracted driving in a new report released Thursday...

Voicemail Spying Shows Phone Network Weak Spots

July 8, 2011 8:00 am | by Jordan Robertson & Raphael Satter, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The voicemail tampering scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid demonstrates not only the vulnerability of phone networks...

Hackers Find Hole in Apple Security

July 5, 2011 8:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Anonymous hacker team AntiSec Tweeted that it had hacked an Apple server.

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.

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