Posted November 1, 2012 AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have flipped the switch on databases that will track stolen cellphones and block them from being used on the major carriers’ networks. Now, just make sure you’ve got your phone’s ID number written down somewhere, and try not to go into a cellphone coma on the [...]
Posted March 20, 2012 It doesn’t quite stretch to smartphones yet, but the US Federal Aviation Administration has announced they’re going to take a “fresh look” at using personal devices such as e-readers and tablets during takeoff on planes. Here’s the article.
Posted February 6, 2012 The United States is preparing a modified version of Google’s Android operating system to allow soldiers to use smartphones. Read the story on Naked Security.
Verizon and Google are sparring over who will control mobile phone payment systems, but consumers seem to be left without choice in the United States. Read more here.
Academic researchers have demonstrated flaws in the Android permissions system that could allow rogue applications to gain access to SMS messages, GPS or even record audio from affected devices. Read the story on NakedSecurity.