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  • FBI repeatedly overstated encryption threat figures to Congress, public

    05/23/2018 11:52:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22 at 7:11 PM | Devlin Barrett
    The FBI has repeatedly provided grossly inflated statistics to Congress and the public about the extent of problems posed by encrypted cellphones, claiming investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 devices connected to crimes last year when the correct number was much smaller, probably between 1,000 and 2,000, The Washington Post has learned. Over a period of seven months, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray cited the inflated figure as the most compelling evidence for the need to address what the FBI calls Going Dark the spread of encrypted software that can block investigators access to digital data even with...
  • Potential Spy Devices Which Track Cellphones, Intercept Calls Found All Over D.C., Md., Va

    05/19/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    NBCwashington ^ | 5-17-18 | Jodie Fleischer, Rick Yarborough and Jeff Piper
    And the I-Team found them in high-profile areas like outside the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue and while driving across the 14th Street bridge into Crystal City. The I-Team got picked up twice while driving along K Street the corridor popular with lobbyists. "It looks like they don't consider us to be interesting, so they've dropped us," Turner remarked looking down at one of his phones. Every cellphone has a unique identifying number. The phone catcher technology can harness thousands of them at a time. DHS has warned rogue devices could prevent connected phones from making 911 calls,...
  • Cellphones may be to Blame for surge in Deadly Brain tumors.

    05/04/2018 8:57:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 3, 2018
    .Mobile phones may be behind a surge in a deadly brain tumor, scientists say. Cases of glioblastoma in England soared from 983 to 2,531 between 1995 and 2015, figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal. The rise was across all age groups and came as cases of lower-grade tumors fell.
  • Chris Cuomo: On Cellphone Use, Treat Trump Like My Recalcitrant Teenage Daughter

    04/24/2018 4:04:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The CNN crew had a jolly old time this morning, mocking President Trump for his penchant for using his cellphone, and analogizing him to a recalcitrant teenage girl. Chris Cuomo led the charge, advising chief of staff John Kelly to say to Trump: Look, we let you use this phone. Its a privilege. Its not a right. And if you dont use it the right way, were going to take it from you. Added Alisyn Camerota, and youre going to be grounded. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • T-Mobile and Leftism

    02/08/2018 11:00:21 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/8/2018 | Deborah Tyler
    The T-Mobile SuperBowl commercial #LittleOnes contains only 77 words. But those words summarize the divisiveness and dehumanization of the progressive left and unloads them onto babies. The voice-over monologue is godless political pablum served up to build anger and selfishness in the next generation. The ad shows a circle of nine infants of different races, all about three months old. A soft female voice says: Welcome to the world, little ones. Yeah, its a lot to take in but you come with open minds and the instinct we are all equal. Ashley Rae Goldenberg at the Media Research Center has...
  • Analysts Are Bailing on Apple Stock

    01/31/2018 4:21:13 PM PST · by fireman15 · 67 replies
    www.extremetech.com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Wayne Duggan
    "We expect a meaningful guide lower when the company reports on Thursday night, on the order of $5 to $6 billion compared to consensus revenue estimates," Long says. While the global iPhone user base is still growing, Long says users are keeping their devices longer, a trend that could continue in 2018 if the next model iPhones are not particularly impressive. He also says Apple may finally be losing its iPhone pricing power. "Following 10 years where [average selling prices] have generally moved higher, we believe prices will plateau as with the rest of the industry," Long says. BMO has...
  • FBI Director Wray calls inability to access electronic devices an urgent public safety issue

    01/09/2018 2:21:44 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 84 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 9, 2018
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is increasingly unable to access data from some electronic devices that could help in prosecuting criminals and terrorists, which is an ‘“urgent public safety issue,’ said Christopher Wray, director of the agency, speaking at a cybersecurity conference here Tuesday,” Sara Castellanos reports for The Wall Street Journal. “In fiscal year 2017, the FBI was unable to access the content of 7,775 devices tied to defendants and victims in criminal cases, Mr. Wray said in a speech at the International Conference on Cybersecurity. That number represents more than half of all the devices tied to criminal...
  • Dying Nation

    12/20/2017 8:26:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/20/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "We do not need to go to war with America. America is committing collective suicide," Vladimir Putin told his assembly members recently. "We just have to wait until they are all in the psychiatric hospital," the Russian President said. Putin pointed to the "way they are using electricity" to define what he sees as a death spiral trend for the country that once considered the Russian threat to be at an end. International authority on the dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMF), Dr. Dietrick Klinghardt says America is racing itself to extinction because of three horrible, self-imposed threats, namely Autism, Alzheimer's...
  • 10 health hazards of mobile phones

    12/19/2017 5:46:37 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 28 replies
    Healthsite.com ^ | June 2016 | Shrarada Rupavate
    While most people think that mobile phones could cause cancer, this isnt the only health hazard that has been reported. We all are probably so addicted to our phones that we are unknowingly destroying our health. Here are some health risks of mobile phones you should be aware of: Health hazards of mobile phones #1. Cancer As reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), mobile phones emit radiofrequency (RF) fields a 1000 times greater than what is emitted from base stations. Its obvious that this increased emission is likely to have some adverse effect on health of users. Although there...
  • Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals

    09/30/2017 9:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Phys Org ^ | September 19, 2017
    Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become "conflict minerals" which can promote conflicts and oppression. A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can replace many of the metals with carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene. They can be found in your computer, in your mobile phone, in almost all other electronic equipment and in many of the plastics around you. Society is highly dependent on scarce metals, and this...
  • North Korean Security Believes Ryongchon Explosion an Assassination Attempt(Cellphones now banned)

    05/25/2004 7:29:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 136 replies · 530+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/24/04 | Kang Chol-hwan
    North Korean Security Believes Ryongchon Explosion an Assassination Attempt According to a source, North Korea's State Safety & Security Agency concluded that the massive explosion that occurred in the North Korean city of Ryongchon on April 22 had been conspired by anti-North Korean government forces to harm North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. A North Korean official who was recently on his business trip to China said, The North Korean National Security Agency has investigated the incident since it took place and concluded that rebellious forces had plotted the explosions targeting the exclusive train of Kim Jong-il. The security agency, in...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little nave. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

    08/03/2017 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 93 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2017 | Jeane M. Twenge
    One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phoneshes had an iPhone since she was 11sounding as if shed just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. We go to the mall, she said. Do your parents drop you off?, I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when Id enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. NoI go with my family, she replied. Well go with my mom...
  • Vanity - Looking for old comercial

    07/25/2017 2:40:55 PM PDT · by Sokol · 3 replies
    Vanity | 7/25/2017 | Sokol
    Looking for old commercial - Prosto - Simple.
  • What Will Advanced Cell Phones Be Like in the Year 2027?

    06/30/2017 2:38:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Self | June 30, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    This week the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple iPhone was celebrated. A lot has changed in cell phone technology since 2007. By our current standards, cell phones before the iPhone were crude. The Motorola RAZR was the hip phone back then along with the Blackberry for business. Things changed rapidly after the introduction of the iPhone. I remember visiting Venezuela at the end of 2011 and laughing over the fact that Blackberries were their most popular "advanced" phone since they were already obsolete in the states. I think I first became aware of how much iPhones and...
  • Nobel Prize winner Yunus revered by poor `telephone ladies' of Bangladesh

    10/14/2006 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Valin · 14 replies · 524+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/06 | Beth Duff-Brown
    Walking alongside rice paddies and water buffalo on the outskirts of Dhaka with Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus was like walking down the red carpet with a Hollywood movie star. Women in saris grabbed at the handsome man with thick gray hair, flirting and addressing him with ease. I was surprised, given we were in a conservative Muslim country where rural women typically take a backseat to men. But this man, who won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, had taught them to stand up to their husbands by giving them small loans that now put them in the driver's seat....
  • Credo Mobile Wants To Help Power The Resistance (And Give Away Millions In The Process)[Anti-Trump]

    05/27/2017 1:40:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fast Company ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ben Paynter
    Four months into the Trump Administration, political activists with their congressional representatives on speed-dial may be running a tad short on cell phone minutes. Credo Mobile, a small national cellular carrier, sees that as a good business opportunity. Earlier this month, the company launched an unlimited data plan with a unique selling point. Its formal taglineProgress Without Limitsappears in an online ad alongside images of Trump with a giant X over his mouth. Thats just part of Credos attempts to align itself with the resistance, though its in line with the values the company has espoused since its foundingand part...
  • Drivers, Pay Attention

    05/21/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 120 replies
    The Intelligencer (Wheeling News-Register) ^ | May 20, 2017 | Heather Ziegler
    Please stop, I silently beg the three drivers heading down the on ramp to Interstate 70 from Washington Avenue. Im driving parallel to them at 55 mph with a line of traffic behind me. I have my turn signal on signifying that Im getting off at the exit just west of that on ramp. I cannot slam on my brakes and stop on the highway to allow these drivers to merge into my lane. Yet they keep coming down the ramp toward me. Fear has crept into my throat and I cannot scream if I wanted to. Dont they understand...
  • Seeking Cell Phone Insurance Advice

    05/10/2017 3:47:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | May 10, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    Well, the good news is that my wife and I have officially entered the 21st century today since our new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones arrived today. I also ordered a couple of glass screen protectors for them. I will also be getting cases. And I am also interested in getting insurance for them. Therefore I am asking for advice on the best/cheapest cell phone insurance plans. Here is what I need covered: 1. Damage to cell phone. 2. Loss of cell phone. 3. Theft of cell phone. I seem to remember Laura Ingraham about a year ago advertising for...
  • Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever

    04/22/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/22/2017 | Brian Fung
    For the first time, the nation's largest wireless provider is losing customers faster than it can replace them. It's a major milestone for Verizon, which on Thursday reported a net decline of 289,000 cellphone subscribers over the past four months. Even though Verizon usually loses some cellular customers every quarter, it has historically lured enough back to be able to report growth in that part of its business. But recent months have seen hundreds of thousands of customers defect to competitors such as T-Mobile and Sprint, analysts say. Things could have been even worse if Verizon hadn't suddenly reintroduced unlimited...