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  • UPDATE: A picture of a pressure cooker and a cell phone attached in Chelsea bombing...

    09/18/2016 10:47:18 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 74 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | Sept 18, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    They are now reporting, with a picture of a pressure cooker and a cell phone attached in the bombing of Chelsea bombing...
  • Social Security Administration Now Requires Two-Factor Authentication

    08/04/2016 8:11:41 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 53 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 8/16/2016 | Brian Krebs
    The U.S. Social Security Administration announced last week that it will now require a cell phone number from all Americans who wish to manage their retirement benefits at ssa.gov. Unfortunately, the new security measure does little to prevent identity thieves from fraudulently creating online accounts to siphon benefits from Americans who haven’t yet created accounts for themselves. ... “People will not be able to access their personal my Social Security account if they do not have a cell phone or do not wish to provide the cell phone number,” the agency said. ... Also, as one reader already pointed out...
  • In first, U.S. judge throws out cell phone 'stingray' evidence

    07/13/2016 9:45:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 July 2016 | Nate Raymond
    For the first time, a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained without a warrant by U.S. law enforcement using a stingray, a surveillance device that can trick suspects' cell phones into revealing their locations. U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on Tuesday ruled that defendant Raymond Lambis' rights were violated when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used such a device without a warrant to find his Washington Heights apartment. The DEA had used a stingray to identify Lambis' apartment as the most likely location of a cell phone identified during a drug-trafficking probe. Pauley said doing so constituted an...
  • Cell Phone Plan Advice

    07/10/2016 6:37:01 PM PDT · by Ferndina · 52 replies
    I have seen Freepers discuss different cell phone plans, my son is in search of a new plan and when I searched for past articles, nothing was found. I was hoping if you would share positive experiences with your cell phone carrier and plan. I'm not super excited about mine. My sone have Republic Wireless now and is thinking of switching to Cricket. Thank you in advance.
  • This malware pretends to be WhatsApp, Uber and Google Play

    06/29/2016 10:38:17 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    CSO ^ | Jun 29, 2016 4:56 AM PT | Michael Kan
    Hackers are stealing credit card information in Europe with malware that can spoof the user interfaces of Uber, WhatsApp and Google Play. The malware, which has struck Android users in Denmark, Italy and Germany, has been spreading through a phishing campaign over SMS (short message service), security vendor FireEye said on Tuesday. Once downloaded, the malware will create fake user interfaces on the phone as an “overlay” on top of real apps. These interfaces ask for credit card information and then send the entered data to the hacker.
  • (California) CHP says Camarillo woman distracted by phone kills 2 people, gets misdemeanor

    06/10/2016 7:11:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    ABC-7 Los Angeles ^ | June 9, 2016 | Amy Powell
    MOORPARK, Calif. (KABC) -- Two grieving widows who lost their husbands in what the California Highway Patrol called a distracted driving crash were shocked to find out the driver accused of killing them was charged with misdemeanor manslaughter. Jesse Cushman, 43, and Maciek Malish, 53, were killed by a car in Moorpark when they were struck by Rachel Hill of Camarillo, according to police. "My life is ruined, of course, and I don't know how to live without my husband, but at least I expect justice for him," Elizabeth Malish, Maciek Malish's wife said.
  • My Very Own Obamaphone

    05/29/2016 12:24:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.thetrumpet.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Robert Morley
    The push to enroll people in government welfare programs gives new meaning to ‘the land of the free.’ ====================================================================================================================== Last week, I almost got my very own Obamaphone—by accident. I own a Tracfone; it is one of those prepay plans. The carrier was upgrading from 2G to 3G, and I was sent a new phone to replace my old one. I called the service department to get my number reassigned to my new phone—and that’s when something went wrong. A series of transfers between various representatives left me wondering if I would ever have a working phone. Turn the phone...
  • West Point cadet draws outrage after being caught using her cellphone during march

    05/24/2016 2:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alfred Ng
    Text, text, text-right, text. Veterans are outraged that a West Point cadet decided to phone it in during a march on Saturday morning. The cadet, who was wrapping up a 47-month training experience and graduating, had her eyes glued to her phone instead of paying attention to marching.
  • 64 Killed by Lightning Across Bangladesh, Reports Say

    05/15/2016 12:50:09 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 15 replies
    abc news ^ | 5/15/16
    More than 60 people have been killed by lightning over the past two days during tropical storms across Bangladesh, local media said Saturday. Most of the 64 lightning deaths since Thursday have occurred in rural Bangladesh, where farmers are busy with the current harvesting season, leading Bengali-language newspapers Prothom Alo and Samakal reported. The reports of casualties could not be verified independently, with lightning deaths not usually monitored by government agencies. Experts say increased deforestation and people's exposure to metal equipment like cellphones are the reasons behind lightning deaths in Bangladesh.
  • She survived her first driving-while-texting accident – but not her second

    04/11/2016 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 93 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 4-10-16 | ERIN TRACY
    OAKDALE, CALIF. Oakdale teen Amanda Clark’s phone conversation came to an abrupt end when her Chevrolet Trailblazer rolled three times before landing on its roof. She’d run a stop sign and was broadsided by another driver. Metal caved in around her but the roof stayed intact and she survived with just scrapes and bruises.(snip) One year later, almost to the day, Clark was driving in Manteca. She’d been on the phone arguing with her roommate. When she took the Highway 120 bypass to Interstate 5 she lost control of her car and crashed. Cell phone records show she was texting....
  • Police: woman on cell phone crashed into stopped tractor-trailer (North Carolina)

    02/23/2016 12:17:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | February 21, 2016 | By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    A Charlotte woman who police believe was distracted by her cell phone drove into a stopped tractor-trailer that had been involved in a collision in Gaston County, sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The series of wrecks happened on Interstate 85 southbound near Long Avenue just before 9 a.m. Sunday. A tractor-trailer traveling in the right lane was struck by a Honda Pilot SUV that was trying to merge from the middle lane.
  • I am Looking at getting either an Apple 6s or a Samsung Galaxy S®6 any suggestions?

    01/24/2016 4:21:53 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 76 replies
    24 Jan 20126 | US Navy Vet
    Any Comments/suggestions/stories?
  • Court bans Samsung from selling older smartphones you can't get anymore

    01/19/2016 7:51:42 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    C-Net ^ | January 18, 2016 | by Steven Musil
    Judge issues permanent injunction against handful of devices found to infringe on a trio of Apple patents. Court ruling means Samsung can't sell you a Galaxy S3, a phone that has been replace by a succession of Galaxy flagship smartphones. Samsung has been ordered to stop selling a handful of older smartphones in the US that have already largely vanished from the market. In the latest round of the Apple v. Samsung patent war, US District Judge Lucy Koh on Monday granted an Apple motion for permanent injunction against devices that use technology covered by patents Samsung was found to...
  • Australia's banks sign up to Android Pay

    12/15/2015 8:02:46 PM PST · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | Dec 16 2015 7:16AM (AUS) | Allie Coyne
    Still no deal with Apple. Five of Australia's biggest banks have signed up with Google's Android Pay payments service as they continue to butt heads with Apple over Cupertino's own Apple Pay platform. ANZ Bank, Westpac, ING Direct, Macquarie Bank, St George, Bank of Melbourne, Bank of South Australia and Bendigo Bank will all support the Android payment service when it lands in Australia in the first half of next year. At launch, Android Pay will support Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards, Google said in a blog post today. The company is currently "working with Eftpos" on similar...
  • Second Suspicious Cellphone Purchase at Mid-Missouri Walmart

    12/10/2015 7:30:27 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/09/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Early Saturday morning two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM in the morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them. Now this… The Macon County Sheriff’s office is investigating a second suspicious purchase of dozens of cellphones at the Columbia Walmart on Conley Road. ABC 17 reported: “ ABC 17 News learned Wednesday night that the Macon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suspicious purchase of multiple cell phones...
  • Large Quantity of Cellphones Bought By “Immigrants” at Rural Missouri Walmart Sets Off Alarms

    12/09/2015 3:45:08 PM PST · by daisy12 · 146 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM last Saturday morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them.
  • Apple’s new Smart Battery Case extends your iPhone’s life up to 25 hours

    12/08/2015 3:19:47 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 94 replies
    PC World (IDG News Service) ^ | December 8, 2015 7:48 UTC | Peter Sayers
    Sure, it's just an iPhone battery case, but what marks this one out from the many others is the manufacturer: Apple. The US$99 iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case is the first sign that Apple is ready to acknowledge that its phones are too thin to contain adequate batteries. The case adds 80 percent to the battery life -- and about 100 percent to the thickness -- of an iPhone 6 or 6s. Unlike most third-party battery add-ons, the back of the case isn't flat, but has a bulge in the middle housing the battery.
  • Viral Video Lab : " Ants Circling My Phone - Mysterious video of ants circling my iPhone "

    09/08/2015 12:38:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Ants Circling My Phone - Mysterious video of ants circling my iPhone
  • TRUMP OUTWITS GAWKER: TURNS CELL PHONE NUMBER INTO FREE CAMPAIGN AD

    08/04/2015 5:21:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    --snip-- By Tuesday, Trump had turned the voice mail on the cell phone into a “Make America Great” campaign commercial. Everyone who calls the number, thanks to Gawker’s free advertising, will hear a pro-Trump campaign spiel. Better still, the publicity this deft move created has resulted in the recorded ad receiving all kinds of free airtime on the cable networks. You can listen for yourself at 917-756-8000.
  • Hold the phone, Central! Cellphone radiation can cause cancer: study

    07/31/2015 11:03:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 4:38 PM | BY Meredith Engel
    The scientists were right — your cell phone can give you cancer. There have long been whispers of a cancer connection from your cell — and a new study backs up the claims. "These data are a clear sign of the real risks this kind of radiation poses for human health," study author Igor Yakymenko said. Yakymenko’s meta-study — basically a study of hundreds of other studies — reveals many findings of previous researchers into how radiofrequency from your phone can damage DNA. That damage can add up over time and cause a variety of health problems, like cancer, headaches,...
  • New vulnerability can put Android phones into permanent vegetative state (Link Only)

    07/30/2015 8:44:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Ars Technica — LINK ONLY | July 30, 2015 | by Dan Goodin
    This is a link only due to copyright considerations, please read the article at the original website: New vulnerability can put Android phones into permanent vegetative state — Malformed video files can be used to crash half of all Android phones.
  • Open Carry Cell Phone Holder Concerns NJ Prosecutor

    07/10/2015 4:56:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This model is carrying the "edgy" cell phone holder in about the worst or *best* way to make it sensational.  The choice of black holder, black phone and black shorts does the most to make the holder look as though a pistol is in the back pocket.  It does not hold up to close inspection.   From japantrendshop.com: More a piece of equipment than a regular "cover," the Gun Grip Case transforms your iPhone 5 into a handgun! Available in black, white or pink, this fake "pistol" works with an app so you can interact with a digital version of...
  • Tracfone Users? (vanity)

    06/27/2015 7:36:15 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 50 replies
    nowhere ^ | today | me
    Well, hope this is OK to ask. I have a Tracfone. I purchased it last year. NOW the dang bonus card is missing with the codes for the bonus. I haven't had to renew for about 3 months and just bought the $40 3 month card. There is a bonus code for June that gives you about 40 free minutes. Anybody got the code? It's the same for multiple users. Tracfone messaged me with the code for the 1 month card but I bought a 3 month card. And now my card is misplaced. Aaargh. TIA
  • Federal Court: Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Not An Illegal Search

    05/05/2015 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 13 replies
    CBS13 Sacramento ^ | May 5, 2015 3:48 PM | The Associated Press / Curt Anderson
    MIAMI (AP) – Investigators do not need a search warrant to obtain cellphone tower location records in criminal prosecutions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a closely-watched case involving the rules for changing technology. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a three-judge panel of the same court, concluded that authorities properly got 67 days’ worth of records from MetroPCS for Miami robbery suspect Quartavious Davis using a court order with a lower burden of proof. In its 9-2 decision, the 11th Circuit decided Davis had no expectation of privacy regarding historical records establishing his location near...
  • The Truth About Smartphone Apps That Secretly Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites

    05/04/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 1 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | May 1, 2015 | Not Listed
    Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites. There are essentially two starkly different environments in which to download apps. The first is Apple’s app store, which carefully vets apps before allowing only those deemed fit to appear. The second is the Google Play store, which is more open because Google exercises a lighter touch in vetting apps, only excluding those that are obviously malicious. But because Google Play is more open, the apps it offers span a much wider quality range. Many connect to ad-related sites...
  • Beyond the lithium ion—a significant step toward a better performing battery

    04/17/2015 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-17-2015 | Provided by University of Illinois at Chicago
    The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which have a plus-two charge, in battery-like chemical reactions, using an electrode with a structure like those...
  • Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich'

    04/17/2015 2:21:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-17-2015 | Provided by Kansas State University
    Molybdenum disulfide sheets -- which are "sandwiches" of one molybdenum atom between two sulfur atoms -- may improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, according to the latest research from Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. Credit: Kansas State University The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team are improving rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The team has focused on the lithium cycling of molybdenum disulfide, or MoS2, sheets, which Singh...
  • Baltimore Police used secret technology to track cellphones in thousands of cases

    04/09/2015 1:47:57 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 9, 2015 | Justin Fenton
    he Baltimore Police Department has used an invasive and controversial cellphone tracking device thousands of times in recent years while following instructions from the FBI to withhold information about it from prosecutors and judges, a detective revealed in court testimony Wednesday.. The testimony shows for the first time how frequently city police are using a cell site simulator, more commonly known as a "stingray," a technology that authorities have gone to great lengths to avoid disclosing. The device mimics a cellphone tower to force phones within its range to connect. Police use it to track down stolen phones or find...
  • Court looks into Obama administration's plan to cut mobile communication when needed

    04/08/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Pravda ^ | 08.04.2015
    The US Department of Homeland Security introduced a special plan - known as Standing Operating Procedure 303 - to block signals of cellular operators after cellular phones were used to detonate explosive devices during the bombings of the London subway system, Pravda.Ru reports. A federal appeals court wants to know why the government should be allowed to keep secret its plan to block cellular communication for the time of "critical emergencies." Standing Operating Procedure 303 is a powerful tool in the digital age ... The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in February sided (PDF) with...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge lack compelling software; not enough to pull company out of tailspin

    04/02/2015 10:36:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 53 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Thursday, April 2, 2015 · 3:58 pm
    NY Times: Samsung finally seems to understand the many criticisms that have long been leveled at its phones: the plastic hardware looked cheap, the most promoted features were mostly useless and the software was too complicated,” Farhad Manjoo writes for The New York Times. “Samsung, according to Samsung, has realized the errors of it ways.” “The realization was born out of necessity. Samsung’s market share and profits in the smartphone business have plummeted over the last year. The company, which is based in South Korea, is in the unenviable position of getting squeezed from the bottom by the affordable phones...
  • WARNING: Cell Phone Users, you are BUSTED!

    03/13/2015 4:51:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 3/13/15
    Updated: If you want to see what your history has, go to here: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/ and Login with your gmail username / password If you have an iphone with google maps installed (prior to version 3.2.1), then you can access the same information. More information on this is here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/4388034?hl=en You can see on google maps EVERYWHERE you've ever went. I saw an article today while searching for videos, figured I'd try it myself. Sure enough, I can track my movements 24/7 for the last several years. Worst part is, so can the police and anyone else that has your login...
  • Teen drop-kicks mom, infant to the ground before stealing cellphone: NYPD

    12/04/2014 6:44:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    WPIX ^ | December 1, 2014, | Ashley Edwards
    THE BRONX (PIX11) – Police are looking for a teen who they say violently attacked and robbed a mother while she was carrying her infant in the Bronx. The 24-year-old woman was walking along East Tremont Avenue at about 12:45 p.m. Nov. 28 with her 3-month-old strapped to her chest, police said Monday.
  • Berkeley prepares new cell phone radiation safety law

    11/26/2014 3:25:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 26, 2014 | By Emilie Raguso
    The city of Berkeley is considering whether to require local retailers to give out radiation-related safety sheets to cell phone customers who make a purchase. Customers could be advised not to hold or carry the phone near the body while using the device, and directed to consult the manual to learn the “recommended separation distance” between the phone and one’s body.
  • AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones

    11/14/2014 4:18:20 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Phys Org ^ | 11/14/2014 | Jack Gillum
    AT&T Mobility, the second-largest U.S. cellular provider, said Friday it is no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online. The change by AT&T essentially removes a hidden string of letters and numbers that are passed along to websites that a consumer visits. It can be used to track subscribers across the Internet, a lucrative data-mining opportunity for advertisers that could still reveal users' identities based on their browsing habits. Verizon Wireless, the country's largest mobile firm, said Friday it still uses this...
  • A Woman Was Hit by a Train Right in Front of Him. Watch Carefully to See How He Takes Advantage

    11/08/2014 9:53:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | november 8, 2014 | zach noble
    After a woman was struck and killed by a train in Boston’s Downton Crossing station late Thursday, the man captured by surveillance cameras above apparently took advantage of the situation, sliding his foot over the deceased woman’s phone, the Daily Mail reported. According to police, the woman’s phone flew out of her purse as she was struck. “Ninety-nine percent of all of the other people were concerned about what happened, running to the end of the train to see if they could help,” said Lt. Richard Sullivan told Boston Globe. “This gentleman had a different idea.” As surveillance video shows, the man looks...
  • Virginia police can now force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint

    10/31/2014 2:57:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    ZDNet Zero Day ^ | October 31, 2014 -- 13:59 GMT | By Zack Whittaker
    Virginia police can now force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint Summary: A circuit judge likened police forcing smartphone owners to unlock their device with a fingerprint akin to providing a DNA sample or an actual key. Is nothing sacred anymore? A Virginia circuit court judge ruled this week that smartphone users can be compelled to give up their fingerprint, but not their passcodes, allowing police to search their devices. First reported by local Virginia news, the decision-making case in question surrounded a man charged with attempting to strangle his girlfriend. A video purporting to show the incident...
  • What happens when your friend’s smartphone can tell that you’re lying

    10/31/2014 8:45:14 AM PDT · by Baynative · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/31/14 | Gary Shapiro
    We are nearing a point where our smartphones will be able to recognize a face or voice, in real life or on-screen. And identification is only the most basic of the possibilities. Many app-makers are experimenting with software that can also analyze – able to determine someone’s emotions or honesty just by a few facial cues.
  • ‘Interceptor’ cellphone towers found near White House, Senate

    09/18/2014 12:18:10 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-18-2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Mysterious “interceptor” cellphone towers that can listen in someone’s phone call despite not being part of any phone networks have turned up near the White House and Senate. A company that specializes in selling secure mobile phones discovered the existence of several of the towers in and around the nation’s capitol. “It’s highly unlikely that federal law enforcement would be using mobile interceptors near the Senate,” ESD America CEO Les Goldsmith told the technology website Venture Beat on Thursday.
  • Arifa Bibi Stoned To Death In Pakistan For Possessing A Cell Phone

    10/04/2013 7:20:45 AM PDT · by heartwood · 30 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Oct. 3, 2013 | Dominic Kelly
    A young mother of two has been put to death in Pakistan for possessing a cell phone. Arifa Bibi was sentenced to death by stoning by a Pakistani tribal court, and was executed on July 11 at the hands of her family. Her uncle, cousins and other family members threw stones at the woman until she died, all because she had a mobile phone. She was buried in the desert far away from her home village, and according to reports, her family was not permitted to be involved in her funeral.
  • By Documenting So Much Of Your Life, You’re Missing Your Life

    09/04/2014 4:38:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It’s not often I get to cite Peter Frampton. Hell, it’s not often anyone gets to cite Peter Frampton anymore. His massive album “Frampton Comes Alive” was before my time, yet my ears are intimately familiar with the songs on it. “Baby, I Love Your Way” was a staple of junior high dances and couples skates, until such things were replaced by dry humping. So it’s nothing personal when I write that I don’t get much occasion to write about Frampton, he’s just mostly before my time. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still things we can learn from the...
  • Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

    09/01/2014 10:51:41 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 33 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 8/27/14 | Andrew Rosenblum
    Like many [ultra-secure phones], the CryptoPhone 500...features high-powered encryption. Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, says the phone also runs a customized or "hardened" version of Android that removes 468 vulnerabilities that his engineering team team found in the stock installation of the OS. His mobile security team also found that the [standard] Samsung Galaxy SIII leaks data to parts unknown 80-90 times every hour. [snip] To show what the CryptoPhone can do that less expensive competitors cannot, he points me to a map that he and his customers have created, indicating 17 different phony cell towers known as...
  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 7:10:25 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 86 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-28-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    St. Paul police responded Thursday to criticism over officers' interaction with a man, including police use of a Taser, saying a video doesn't tell the whole story. Chris Lollie, 28, said he was sitting on a chair in a downtown skyway Jan. 31 when a security guard told him it was a private area and he couldn't be there. No signs were posted saying it was private, Lollie said. The guard called police. Lollie, of St. Paul, told an officer he was heading to pick up his children and didn't have to identify himself because he had done nothing wrong....
  • Frustrated Mom Creates ‘Ignore No More’ App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls

    08/17/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT · by G Larry · 30 replies
    CBS New York via Drudge ^ | 15 August 2014 | Alice Gainer
    Frustrated Mom says: “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,”
  • Reality TV star and mother sentenced to 10 years behind bars for raping a boy, 13

    08/11/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 38 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10 August 2014 | ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER and DAVID MCCORMACK
    A reality TV Star on TLC's Cheer Perfection has been sentenced to ten years behind bars for raping a 13-year-old boy. TMZ reports that Andrea Clevenger, 34, pleaded guilty to sexual assault and engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a minor at a court hearing on Thursday
  • Is this the world's first cell phone? Film from 1938 shows a woman talking on a wireless device

    07/26/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 69 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 3/31/2014 | Mailonline
    <p>The mystery of how a woman could have been filmed while using a modern cell phone back in 1938 seems to have finally been solved.</p> <p>Black and white footage of a young female chatting into a wireless handset - said to have been filmed at a factory in the United States in the 30s - has attracted over 300,000 plays on YouTube.</p>
  • Study: Law banning cell phones while driving doesn’t reduce accident rate

    07/26/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Most Americans admit to being fry-dipping, cell-phone-gossiping, mascara-applying distracted drivers. A 2011 poll, reported in USA Today, showed 86 percent of us eat or drink in the car, more than half talk on the phone, and about 40 percent admit to the offenses of setting the GPS or texting. Many Americans, even in a state as conservative as Texas, want to be saved from their bad behavior by a ban on cell phone use in the car. But are they really saving themselves? Though the laws are largely noncontroversial, they’re also hard to enforce, and increasingly look ineffective, according...
  • Two die trying to recover cell phone from toilet

    06/30/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    XINXIANG CITY, China (KTRK) -- A cellphone dropped into a public toilet led to the deaths of two people and several injuries following a strange series of events. According to the South China Morning Post, a woman visiting with her husband's family in Xinxiang City, China went to use the public open-pit toilet. She then accidently dropped her brand new $320 cellphone into the sewage-filled hole.
  • GOTCHA! Truck Driver Busts Cop On His Cellphone, Speeding [VIDEO]

    06/29/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A truck driver showed what can happen when police officers find out they’re being videotaped. Brian Miner was pulled over in Illinois last week after he honked his truck horn at a state police officer he claims was using his cellphone while speeding on a wet highway. “I pulled you over – the horn, I don’t know what that was about,” the officer told Miner, who recorded the traffic stop. “Because you were speeding and had your cellphone in your hand,” said Miner, explaining why he was honking. “Police officers can actually use technology when they’re driving,” said the officer....
  • Justice Dept Uses Lesbian Cartoon Characters To Teach Kids About Cell Phone Safety

    06/27/2014 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:34 PM 06/26/2014 | Chuck Ross
    The Department of Justice has spent $1.2 million on a website which depicts cartoon cellphones engaging in real-life dating scenarios, in an effort to help teens define their “digital line” as it pertains to relationship abuse. The website, ThatsNotCool.com, which is operated through the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women, is perhaps the cheesiest government-funded ad campaign in recent memory. […] The first video featured on the site, titled “Password,” shows two female cellphone characters sitting on a city bench. One character is typing away on her body, which is also a cellphone keypad. “I should know your profile password,”...
  • Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

    06/25/2014 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2014 | ADAM LIPTAK
    <p>In a major statement on privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.</p> <p>Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the court, said the vast amount of data contained on modern cellphones must be protected from routine inspection.</p>