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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...

Motorola, Ericsson Partner on Public Safety LTE

September 7, 2010 8:35 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Motorola and Ericsson are collaborating on mobile broadband technology for the public safety sector, the companies announced today.

The True Cost of Tower Safety

August 25, 2010 3:38 pm | by Don Doty, NATE | Articles | Comments

Wireless carriers are rolling out 4G networks across the United States for the next three to five years. As we prepare for this busy period of tower construction, upgrades and buildouts NATE is encouraging wireless carriers to recognize the critical role they play...

Apple, Android Ameliorate Security Flaws

August 12, 2010 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Techs behind both Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system spent the past week responding to security flaws.


India Sets Aug. 31 Deadline for BlackBerry Info

August 12, 2010 8:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

India's Home Ministry threatened Thursday to block BlackBerry corporate e-mail and messaging services...

Apple Addresses iOS Security Flaw

August 6, 2010 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple says it has a fix for a security flaw in its mobile browser that allows hackers to insert malicious code into a PDF document...

Motorola Profit Soars on Droid, Public Safety

July 29, 2010 8:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Motorola saw its second-quarter profit rise six-fold on strong results from its networks and public safety segments...

Lookout Weighs in on Security Flaws, Launches App Genome Project

July 27, 2010 8:20 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Citigroup's revelation that its iPhone banking app came with a security glitch couldn't have come at a better time for a group whose mission is to educate consumers and developers about the vulnerabilities in smartphone apps.

Apple Defends Privacy Policy in Letter to Lawmakers

July 20, 2010 8:30 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple said it isn't sharing the location information of iPhone or iPad users with AT&T or other operators...


Distracted Driving Solution Hits Market After 17 Years in Making

July 19, 2010 8:07 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

It's been about 17 years in the works, and Demetrius Thompson is finally seeing his idea to prevent auto crashes – using cell phones – reach commercial fruition.

Keeping mHealth Services Safe & Secure

July 17, 2010 10:44 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Efforts are under way to make sure hackers and malware do not wreak havoc in the emerging mHealth space.

LaHood Criticizes Driver Distraction Lobbying Push

July 8, 2010 8:18 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticized a fledgling lobbying campaign on Wednesday...

Tech Firms Aim to Keep Wayward Walkers on Path

July 6, 2010 8:05 am | by Brooke Donald, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Todd Atwood says he doesn't worry too much about accidents when walking down the street using his iPhone to make calls, send text messages or check his e-mail.

Smartphone Security Firm Hits 1M Users

July 1, 2010 8:07 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Lookout says it now has more than 1 million registered users for its smartphone security application, and it did it in just six months.

Poll: Handsfree Interest Growing

June 15, 2010 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While many experts contend that there's no substitute, handsfree or otherwise, for complete attention on the road, Americans' interest in in-car Bluetooth systems appears to be growing.

AT & T, Goatse Argue Over iPad E-Mail Leak

June 14, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T and Goatse Security are exchanging barbs over the public disclosure of a security flaw in AT&T's Web application for the iPad 3G.

AT & T Confirms iPad 3G Security Breach

June 10, 2010 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T has confirmed that a security breach on the iPad 3G exposed the e-mail addresses and ICC IDs of its customers...

Border Patrol Seeks Text on Suspicious Activity

June 9, 2010 8:01 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

U.S. Border Patrol agents often use horses to look for smugglers in the forested mountains along the Canadian border...

Google's Data Gathering Highlights Opportunity for Wireless Operators

June 4, 2010 10:14 am | by Martin Dawson, Andrew Solutions | Articles | Comments

The public angst surrounding Google's Wi-Fi sniffing activities involves the revelation that the company allegedly accumulated hundreds of gigabytes of potentially personal information from Wi-Fi networks while taking photographs for its Street View project.

Flurry: As Concerned About Privacy As Apple

June 3, 2010 8:18 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

In an email, Farago explains that for several months, even prior to Apple releasing its PLA for OS 4.0, Flurry had been working on its Privacy First Initiative (PFI).

Proposed Bill to Require ID for Prepaid Phones

May 27, 2010 7:39 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

New legislation advanced by U.S. senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) would require buyers of prepaid cell phones to present identification.

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