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  • Fox’s Rosen: Sources Claim Bergdahl’s Taliban Collaboration ‘As Serious As You Can Imagine’

    06/04/2014 11:40:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fox News reporter James Rosen claimed intelligence sources have told him not only that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl willingly collaborated with the Taliban, but that his involvement with the terrorist group may be “as serious as you can imagine.” Rosen spoke with Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night about his ongoing conversations with intelligence and Pentagon officials regarding both old and new investigations into Bergdahl’s likely desertion and possibly treasonous activities. “My reporting has shown that the intelligence community also undertook a separate [from the Army] investigation of Sgt. Bergdahl,” Rosen explained, “both his final period of active duty that culminated in...
  • Hackers use Congressman’s iPhone to demo ability to listen into calls, monitor texts, track location

    04/18/2016 6:31:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | April 18, 2016 | By Ben Lovejoy
    CBS correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi, left, with hacker Karsten Nohl Update: Rep. Ted Lieu has now written to the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requesting a formal investigation into the vulnerability. In his letter, the Congressman says that the flaw threatens ‘personal privacy, economic competitiveness and U.S. national security.’ The full text of his letter can be found at the bottom of the piece.Apple may take iOS security so seriously that it’s willing to do battle with the FBI over it, but German hackers have demonstrated that all phones – even iPhones – are susceptible...
  • Sprint Signs Major Deal in Cuba

    11/04/2015 3:21:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 11/3/15 | Ramon Taylor
    Sprint became the first U.S. telecommunications company to provide direct roaming mobile phone service to foreigners in Cuba, after a striking a deal at the Havana International Fair. Sprint says it expects the number of visitors in Cuba to reach 5 million a year within the next decade. The U.S.-based firm Sprint signed a deal with Cuba’s state telecommunications agency Etecsa, with the objective to reach millions of tourists expected to visit the island in coming years. The move comes as Washington and Havana continue to explore business opportunities, since restoring diplomatic relations in July for the first time in...
  • Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    02/26/2015 7:06:24 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 46 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 2/26/15 | Ingrid Lunden
    Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Today Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year accounted for 89% of all smartphone profits, equating to $18.8 billion, with Android taking only 11%, or $2.4 billion. The blow for Android is softened only slightly less so only by the fact that other platform players like Microsoft, Blackberry and Firefox seemingly made no profit at all.
  • Our Lawless Government

    11/15/2014 3:51:27 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Nov. 15, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    Of course the real story is being overlooked here... WASHINGTON – A Justice Department official on Friday defended the legality of a program to scoop up data from thousands of mobile phones as the secret operation came under scrutiny from lawmakers and caught the federal agency that regulates the nation’s airwaves by surprise. The Justice Department, without formally acknowledging the existence of the program, defended the legality of the operation by the U.S. Marshals Service, saying the agency doesn’t maintain a database of everyday Americans’ cellphones. Whether they maintain such a database is immaterial to the underlying issue, which is...
  • 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,”
  • Report: Chinese phone comes preloaded with spyware

    06/18/2014 7:11:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    AP/Yahoo Finance ^ | June 17, 2014 | RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK JORDANS
    A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday. G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden deep in the propriety software of the Star N9500 when it ordered the handset from a website late last month. The find is the latest in a series of incidents where smartphones have appeared preloaded with malicious software.
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • Kim Komando: 10 Commandments For Mobile Manners

    07/14/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Kim Komando Show ^ | July 14, 2012 | Kim Komando
    1. Thou shalt give top priority to those who are with you. Listen intently when you are with friends, family members and coworkers. When you constantly check messages, you send the message that other people and things are more important to you.
  • US Citizen Arrested For Terror Plots Against US Capitol, Pentagon

    09/28/2011 7:09:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | September 28, 2011 | Guy Benson
    A 26-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested and charged today in connection with a plot to attack the Pentagon and the Capitol, the Justice Department announced.  Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen, is accused of planning to use a remote-controlled aircraft filled with explosives to attack the buildings. He was also charged with attempting to provide support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization — specifically al-Qaida, the organization behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I know what you're thinking, PC police: "That's unfair, you Islamophobe!  Just because his name is Rezwan doesn't mean he's a Muslim, or that his planned attacks were...
  • Al-Qaeda camp teaches boys as young as five to bomb and kill

    09/06/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies ^ | August 29, 2010 | Nick Owens
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Boys as young as five can barely hold up the machine guns and pistols in their hands as they take aim at imaginary targets in the Pakistan desert. But this is no sick game, it is their first step along the way to becoming al-Qaeda terrorists as they are taught about military combat and how to launch suicide missions. At hidden camps terrorist chiefs also use toys to teach the boys how they can blow up buildings and mount roadside bomb attacks. One chilling image from a video filmed inside one camp shows children, barely old...
  • Pair held after odd items turn up in luggage (WaPo won't print muslim terror suspects' names)

    08/30/2010 7:56:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/30/10 | Peter Finn
    Dutch police have detained two men who flew from Chicago to Amsterdam on Sunday night after U.S. screeners found suspicious-looking items in their checked luggage before they departed, U.S law enforcement officials said.
  • Militants attack offices of World Vision in Pakistan ('Militants' = Islamists; at least 6 killed, 6

    03/09/2010 10:24:21 PM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies · 1,257+ views
    King5 News (Seattle) ^ | March 9, 2010 | Jim Forman
    Suspected Islamist militants attacked the offices of Federal Way-based World Vision in Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday killing at least 5 people. Reports say the militants first set off a bomb, then opened fire on the agency. The people killed are believed to be Pakistani earthquake relief workers.
  • Venezuela's Chavez: Friend Of Terrorists (Not surprising)

    03/02/2010 5:27:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 301+ views ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War: A Spanish court has charged Venezuela with collaborating in a terrorist plot to assassinate President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. That's an attempt on a top U.S. ally, and calls for a hard response. If it's not predator-drone time, it's time to name Venezuela as a state sponsor of terror. What came to light Monday isn't the first time Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has been caught aiding terrorists, but it may well be the most egregious. Spanish Judge Eloy Velasco named a Venezuelan government official as a key link between 12 FARC and ETA terrorists who were indicted in a 2003...
  • Portugal police find 'Eta bomb-making cache'

    02/06/2010 1:00:08 PM PST · by csvset · 9 replies · 320+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 February 2010 | Staff
    Portuguese police have seized half a tonne of explosives at a house that they say was being used as a base by Basque separatist group Eta. The discovery, which also included bomb-making equipment, was made in the central Portugal town of Obidos. Fake licence plates, detonators and maps were also found, officials said. A militant group fighting for an independent Basque homeland, Eta has been blamed for more than 820 deaths during its campaign in Spain. "The material was stored in secure conditions which indicates the work of professionals," local police chief Helder Barros said. Several of the explosives were...
  • Senate toughens Wash. cell phone driving law (Washington State; to be a primary offense)

    02/05/2010 4:00:00 PM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies · 614+ views
    KOMO - news / AP ^ | February 5, 2010 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Senate has taken action against distracted drivers, passing a measure Friday that makes it easier for police to ticket people who are driving while either texting or talking on a cell phone without a headset. On a 33-15 vote Friday, the Senate passed a bill that makes it a primary offense to be caught holding a cell phone to your ear while driving, or to be reading, writing or sending text messages. That strengthens the state's current secondary offense law, which only slaps drivers with an extra fine if they are pulled over...
  • Monitoring asthma with mobile phones

    11/06/2009 11:11:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 06 November 2009 | Nina Notman
    In the future, asthmatic children may be able to monitor their condition using breath analysing sensors built into their mobile phones. Thanks to a UK company who have embedded a carbon nanotube sensor, which can monitor nitric oxide (NO) levels in exhaled breath, into mobiles. '200 different chemicals are exhaled in your breath,' says Victor Higgs, managing director of Applied Nanodetectors, during a demonstration of his company's latest prototype at the Nano and emerging technologies forum 09 in London this week. And these can be used to monitor and diagnose a wide range of diseases.  Nanotube sensors inside mobile phones could potentially be used...
  • Five found guilty of Sydney terror plot

    10/15/2009 6:32:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 1,178+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 16th October 2009 | Larissa Cummings
    FIVE Sydney men have been found guilty of conspiring to plan a terrorist attack using high-powered guns and homemade bombs designed to cause mass death and destruction on Australian soil. A Supreme Court jury took four weeks and three days to find Mohamed Ali Elomar, 44, Abdul Rakib Hasan, 40, Mohammed Omar Jamal, 25, Moustafa Cheikho, 32, and his uncle Khaled Cheikho, 36, guilty of conspiring to do acts in preparation for a terrorist act or acts. The Daily Telegraph reports the men, all from Sydney's south-west, were accused of stockpiling weapons and chemicals for use in the pursuit of...
  • Who Needs Wireless?

    08/08/2009 5:47:39 PM PDT · by SkipJames · 67 replies · 1,615+ views
    Just Wireless News ^ | 08/08/2009 | Skip James
    I don’t like carrying cell phones. When it came to buying a wireless phone, I was one of the last holdouts. My house is a bit remote and to this date it has absolutely no cell coverage. Back in 2001, almost everyone I knew already had a cell phone. Finally, I broke down and bought a top of the line Motorola. It was in the $300 plus price range with a two year contract. I even bought a serial port Outlook synchronization device to download contacts and calendar information. I did have fun learning to use all of the device’s...
  • Taliban tell Afghans that owning 'shiny new mobile phones' is against Islam

    08/03/2009 9:54:39 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 16 replies · 518+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 3, 2009
    The Taliban is warning Afghans that owning 'shiny new phones' is against their religious beliefs. The group have been posting 'night letters' in villages with threatening messages that warn against owning mobiles, and having pictures of 'unrelated women and handsome boys'. The letters, sent out in the volatile southeastern province of Ghazni, are reminding Afghans of the Taliban's strict interpretation of Islam ahead of the presidential elections on August 20. They have vowed to disrupt the poll and are urging voters to boycott the ballot. One letter warned people, especially the young, against using hi-tech gadgets such as mobile phones...

    07/09/2009 1:33:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 963+ views ^ | July 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: 09 July 2009 EGYPT ARRESTS TERRORIST CELL OF 25 MEMBERS CAIRO, July 9 (Xinhua) The Egyptian authorities have arrested a terrorist cell of 25 members, 24 Egyptians and one Palestinian, for plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in Suez Canal, Egyptian Interior Ministry said in statement issued on Thursday. According to the statement, the members of the cell who believe in Jihad (Holy War) were located in Cairo, Alexandria and Daqahlia governorates and communicated through internet with other terrorist groups outside Egypt. The cell's members, mostly engineers, were developing high-tech and electronic devices...
  • SUBJECT: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in Cuba

    04/18/2009 2:30:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 553+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | April 13, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secrectary _______________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 13, 2009 April 13, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE SUBJECT: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in Cuba The promotion of democracy and human rights in Cuba is in the national interest of the United States and is a key component of this Nation's foreign policy in the Americas. Measures that decrease dependency of the Cuban people on the Castro regime and that promote contacts between Cuban-Americans...
  • Obama brother accused of UK sex assault (13 year old)

    04/11/2009 6:44:35 PM PDT · by libh8er · 45 replies · 2,096+ views
    NewsOfTheWorld ^ | 4.11.09 | Gloria dePiero
    AMERICAN president Barack Obama's half brother was REFUSED a visa to enter the UK after being accused of an attempted sex attack on a young girl in Berkshire. The News of the World can reveal that Kenya-based Samson Obama tried to get into Britain on his way to Washington for his family's big day, the historic inauguration in January. But eagle-eyed immigration officials at East Midlands Airport, using the latest biometric tests, discovered he was linked to an incident here last November. The hi-tech database revealed that Samson -who manages a mobile phone shop just outside Nairobi-was the same man...
  • Obama's half brother refused British visa: report

    04/11/2009 3:18:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 6,829+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama's half brother was refused a visa to enter Britain because he had been accused of a serious crime on a previous visit, it was reported Saturday. Samson Obama was stopped by immigration officials at East Midlands Airport in January on his way to Washington for the president's inauguration, the Sunday newspaper News of the World reported, according to advance excerpts. Biometric tests alerted the authorities that Samson, a Kenyan mobile phone shop manager, had previously been arrested by police in Berkshire. That arrest followed an alleged sex attack on a British girl two...
  • Stockholm to get 4G mobile network in 2010

    01/16/2009 12:28:05 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 5 replies · 471+ views ^ | 01/15/2009 | David Landes
    Mobile broadband users in Stockholm will soon be able to surf the internet on a new high speed 4G network, following the signing of a deal between Ericsson and TeliaSonera. The order from Finnish-Swedish telecom provider TeliaSonera marks the first commercial deployment of Ericsson’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) network technology and will provide mobile internet users with data speeds up to ten times faster than those offered on current networks. "LTE brings the highest possible performance and network capacity, which is needed to meet the needs of the fast growing group of mobile broadband users around the world,” said Ericsson’s...
  • Mexico denounces violence in Gaza

    01/14/2009 4:21:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 79 replies · 2,162+ views
    PRESS ^ | Wed, 07 Jan 2009 11:12:21 GMT | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Mexico condemns the excessive use of force associated with the Israeli army operation in Gaza, " a statement from the Mexican Foreign Ministry said late Tuesday. It also condemned "the continued launching of mortars into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip". Latin American countries have largely condemned Israel over its launch of 'Operation Cast Lead' on Gaza on December 27. Immediately after Israeli warplanes attacked the strip, Cuba called the offensive an "act of genocide" and a "criminal military operation, the bloodiest one executed by Israel against the Palestinian people." Three day later, the Bolivian Foreign...
  • Will mobile phones soon carry cigarette style cancer warnings?

    12/22/2008 3:37:19 AM PST · by indianbob · 4 replies · 362+ views
    All News Web ^ | 22-12-2008 | K DeVille
    he question as to whether mobile phones do or do not increase ones risk of getting cancer, in particular brain tumours is a hot topic. Recent studies are contradictory and inconclusive. Experts say it might be decades until we have the answer, some argue that we should already act on the side of caution.
  • Threatening Obama Ad Called a 'Glitch'

    11/14/2008 5:32:42 PM PST · by Kukai · 13 replies · 746+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 14, 2008 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    The Secret Service is investigating an Internet advertisement as a potential threat against President-elect Barack Obama, but the people who created it say a technology glitch was responsible, and they feel terrible about it. Ads for a company that sells mobile-phone ring tones that appear on the Yahoo News Web site, teased viewers into taking an IQ test. But when viewers scrolled over the ad's picture of Obama, the words "When Will You Die?" flashed across the image. The Secret Service said it had known about the ad for "a couple of weeks." Yahoo, on the other hand, as well...
  • Obama's Mansion, Saddam's Money..............(connection to Obama, who personally benefited )

    10/29/2008 3:36:08 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 1,775+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Barack Obama appears to have personally benefited from funds originating in Saddam Hussein's regime. It's a complicated connection, but one that deserves the consideration of Americans voters. Two similar figures, Nadhmi Auchi and Antoin S. "Tony" Rezko, served as the intermediaries. Both are Middle Eastern males of Catholic Christian heritage who left Baathist dictatorships for Western cities (Auchi from Iraq to London, Rezko from Syria to Chicago). Both became successful businessmen who hobnobbed with politicians and promoted Arab interests. Both have been convicted of taking kickbacks and both stand accused of other shady dealings. Auchi, born in 1937, is the...
  • Doctors warn of rash from mobile phone use

    10/16/2008 7:42:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 651+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | Michael Kahn
    LONDON (Reuters) - Doctors baffled by an unexplained rash on people's ears or cheeks should be on alert for a skin allergy caused by too much mobile phone use, the British Association of Dermatologists said on Thursday. Citing published studies, the group said a red or itchy rash, known as "mobile phone dermatitis," affects people who develop an allergic reaction to the nickel surface on mobile phones after spending long periods of time on the devices. "It is worth doctors bearing this condition in mind if they see a patient with a rash on the cheek or ear that cannot...
  • Government will spy on every call and e-mail (UK)

    10/05/2008 6:29:55 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 17 replies · 1,176+ views
    Times Online ^ | 10/5/08 | David Leppard
    Ministers are considering spending up to £12 billion on a database to monitor and store the internet browsing habits, e-mail and telephone records of everyone in Britain. GCHQ, the government’s eavesdropping centre, has already been given up to £1 billion to finance the first stage of the project. Hundreds of clandestine probes will be installed to monitor customers live on two of the country’s biggest internet and mobile phone providers - thought to be BT and Vodafone. BT has nearly 5m internet customers. Ministers are braced for a backlash similar to the one caused by their ID cards programme. Dominic...
  • Dior to launch fashion phones (€3,500 each)

    05/24/2008 1:48:08 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 82+ views
    The Fashion Time Blog ^ | May 23rd, 2008 | The FashionTime Magazine
    Good news for luxury mobile phone lovers. Following Prada and Giorgio Armani’s example, Christian Dior is making their Diorphone available in their boutiques. For only €3,500, you can score yourself two phones for the price of one. Yes, the special thing about this phone, is you receive a mini phone with it.
  • Hi-tech tombstones in Japan let mourners link to images, videos of deceased

    05/11/2008 6:16:13 AM PDT · by Tolkien · 6 replies · 118+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | 5/11/08 | Mainichi Japan
    KOFU -- A gravestone manufacturer here is helping bereaved families remember their loved ones with a touch of technology -- mobile phone QR codes on tombstones that link to photographs and video clips of the deceased. The tombstones are being sold by stone processing company Ishinokoe. Behind doors on the tombstone that can be locked is a QR code -- a square code read by mobile phones that can link to Web addresses. Grave visitors can use the code to access images and photographs of the person while they were alive.
  • Obama linked to 2004 party at Rezko's home

    04/14/2008 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 13 replies · 256+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 14, 2008 | Bob Sector, Jeff Coen
    Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama's name came up again at the Antoin "Tony" Rezko corruption trial and in a way that earlier filings in the case did not telegraph. Stuart Levine, the prosecution's star witness, said he and Obama were at a party Rezko threw at his Wilmette mansion on April 3, 2004, for Nadhmi Auchi, a controversial Iraqi-born billionaire who Rezko was trying to get to invest in a South Loop real-estate development. Auchi, now a citizen of the United Kingdom, has faced criminal charges in Europe. He also figured in the revocation of Rezko's bond early this year...
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Taliban Fears Cell Phones

    04/12/2008 5:04:06 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 10 replies · 120+ views
    FOX News ^ | April 10, 2008 | By Allison Barrie
    <p>Sometimes, simpler is better — even in war and counterterrorism. Who would have guessed that a secret weapon in the fight to defeat terrorists and insurgents would turn out to be ... the mundane cell phone?</p> <p>As a general rule, insurgents worldwide don't much like the sight of a civilian holding a cell phone. All it takes is one quick phone call, and here comes the cavalry.</p>
  • Lifting the Veil Using a 'Bluetooth Burqa'

    03/04/2008 8:37:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 42 replies · 1,401+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | February 25, 2008 | Staff
    A burqa may not be the flirtiest garment ever invented for women. The highly modest head-to-toe robe even shrouds the eyes, so for centuries it's been difficult for women wearing them to send suggestive signals to men. But now a German designer has debuted a digitally-enabled burqa that can broadcast a photo of the wearer to nearby mobile phones. Markus Kison calls it the "CharmingBurka," and says it isn't forbidden by Islamic law. A model demonstrated a prototype of Kison's garment at the Seamless 2008 design and fashion show in Boston, a high-tech fashion event run with support from the...
  • Taliban give Afghan phone companies 3 days to stop signal at night

    02/25/2008 4:08:29 AM PST · by Clive · 24 replies · 262+ views
    Associated Press via Sun Media ^ | 2008-02-25 | (wire service)
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Taliban militants are threatening to blow up telecom towers across Afghanistan if mobile phone companies do not switch off their signals for a 10-hour stretch starting at dusk. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed says the U.S. and other foreign troops in the country are using mobile phone signals to track down the insurgents and launch attacks against them. Mujaheed has told the Associated Press that the Taliban have "decided to give a three-day deadline to all mobile phone companies to stop their signals from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. He says if the companies refuse, the Taliban will...
  • Heavy Mobile Phone Use A Cancer Risk

    02/17/2008 6:55:51 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 169+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-18-2008 | Lucy Cockcroft
    Heavy mobile phone use a cancer risk By Lucy Cockcroft Last Updated: 1:09am GMT 18/02/2008 People who use a mobile phone for hours a day are 50 per cent more likely to develop mouth cancer than those who do not talk on them at all, new research has shown. The study also suggests that mobile users who live in rural areas may be at an increased risk of cancer because handsets need to emit more radiation to locate fewer antennas. Studies in recent years have found no link between cancer and mobile phone use Research author Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, a...
  • Terrorism suspects caught on film

    01/12/2008 2:48:22 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 129+ views
    The Copenhagen Post ^ | 11.01.2008 | Staff
    Investigators had the flat of a person they suspect was planning a terrorist attack bugged for months Two men currently awaiting trail for planning an act of terrorism were reportedly filmed by investigators as they made the explosive they intended to use in the bombing, according to TV2. The revelation gives an insight into the investigative techniques used by PET, the domestic intelligence agency, during the months-long investigation that culminated with a series of arrests in and around Copenhagen in September. Eight men have been charged as a result of the investigation. The two men caught on film are the...
  • U.S. asking to monitor cellphones

    11/23/2007 6:13:24 PM PST · by Dubya · 64 replies · 193+ views
    Washington Post via Dallas Morning News ^ | November 22, 2007 | Ellen Nakashima
    WASHINGTON – Federal officials are routinely asking courts to order cellphone companies to furnish real-time tracking data so they can pinpoint the whereabouts of drug traffickers, fugitives and other criminal suspects, according to judges and industry lawyers. In some cases, judges have granted the requests without requiring the government to demonstrate that there is probable cause to believe that a crime is taking place or that the inquiry will yield evidence of a crime. Privacy advocates fear such a practice may expose average Americans to a new level of government scrutiny of their daily lives.
  • Mobile phone firms plan to find out what you’re talking about . . . and tell advertisers

    10/27/2007 4:39:24 PM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies · 955+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | October 27, 2007 | Elizabeth Judge
        Mobile phone firms plan to find out what you’re talking about . . . and tell advertisers   Elizabeth Judge   Mobile phone companies have drawn up plans to monitor text messages and voice calls and pass the information to advertisers. Companies such as Motorola have developed technology to scan messages for information about where customers are and what they are doing. They claim that the service would be used only with customers’ consent. But privacy groups had deep concerns about the technology and the potential for phone companies to abuse it. Under the Motorola plans, software...
  • Mobile phone calls on planes within months

    09/08/2007 12:33:41 AM PDT · by Stoat · 64 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 8, 2007 | David Millward
    Mobile phone calls on planes within months By David Millward, Transport Editor Last Updated: 12:01am BST 08/09/2007  Airline passengers could be able to use mobile phones on aircraft within months. Join our campaign for mobile-free flightsIndustry safety regulators have always banned their use on board because of fears the signal would interfere with the plane's electronic and communications equipment.But new technology has been developed which means that passengers will be able to make phone calls on mobile handsets safely while in flight.This week Ryanair started trials intended to prove phones can be used on the Boeing 737, which is used for millions...
  • Great Britain: Drivers risk two years in jail for using their mobile phones

    09/06/2007 3:59:30 PM PDT · by Stoat · 30 replies · 753+ views
    The Daiily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 8, 2007 | JAMES SLACK
    Drivers risk two years in jail for using their mobile phonesBy JAMES SLACK - More by this author » Last updated at 22:35pm on 6th September 2007Motorists who use a hand-held mobile phone or fiddle with a satellite-navigation system while driving could be jailed for up to two years.Prosecutors have said they could be charged with dangerous driving in a dramatically tougher approach to such offences. Those caught fiddling with an MP3 music player or texting on a mobile at the wheel could also face the charge. Scroll down for more ...  Prosecutions will be brought whenever it is...
  • Mobile Phones For Muslims

    08/31/2007 4:55:40 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 40 replies · 982+ views
    Nokia has launched a special-edition cell phone for Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa that features "a unique portfolio of pre-loaded applications including a collection of Azkars for the morning and the evening, an Islamic Organizer with audible alarms for the five daily prayers, a Qibla direction indicator and a Hijri calendar," according to a press release. "The launch coincides with the Holy month of Ramadan and the offer includes a full range of applications, carefully tailored to meet the needs of consumers in the Arab world."The Stiletto is willing to bet that the Nokia N73 Special Edition...
  • Taliban Tap Into (UK) Soldiers' Mobile Phones

    08/21/2007 8:14:55 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 590+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-22-2007 | Sophie Borland
    Taliban tap into soldiers' mobile phones By Sophie Borland Last Updated: 2:20am BST 22/08/2007 Taliban insurgents are tapping into the mobile phones of British soldiers in Afghanistan and making threatening calls to their families, according to The Sun. They are thought to be downloading numbers stored in the phones and then terrorising friends and relatives of the servicemen by calling them with threats. One wife of an RAF soldier based in Afghanistan claimed to have received a phonecall in the middle of the night telling her that her husband was dead despite the fact he was alive and well. Servicemen...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2007

    06/01/2007 7:57:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,578 replies · 18,999+ views
    British Intelligence: Al-Qaida Expanding -Full Story- British intelligence officials said they believe that al-Qaida has a secure base in Pakistan's Waziristan region and is planning terrorist operations.The group is reaching out to Muslims in North Africa, The Telegraph reported. Last year, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, an Algerian terrorist group, merged itself into al-Qaida, a move announced by Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a tape promising action against the "apostates" in the Algerian government and "the treacherous sons of France."Al-Qaida is also believed to be planning expansion into Lebanon and Syria, the newspaper report...
  • Terror Plot Involves Islamic Extremists; Police Have 'Crystal Clear' Picture of Suspect

    06/29/2007 12:24:05 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 141 replies · 6,141+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06/29/2007 | Brian Ross and Richard Esposito
    British police have a "crystal clear" picture of the man who drove the bomb-rigged silver Mercedes outside a London nightclub, and officials tell the Blotter on he bears "a close resemblance" to a man arrested by police in connection with another bomb plot but released for lack of evidence. Officials say the suspect had been taken into custody in connection with the case of al Qaeda operative Dhiren Barot (pictured), who was convicted of orchestrating a vehicle bomb plot involving targets in London, New York, Newark, N.J. and Washington, D.C. Officials say a surveillance camera caught the suspect "staggering...
  • Are Mobile Phones Wiping Out Critical Bee Industry

    04/15/2007 6:31:50 AM PDT · by wildbill · 204 replies · 4,022+ views
    none | wild bill
    I read about this theory on mobile phone radiation being responsible for the disappearance of bees in our country. I can't post anything from the Independent (UK) because of copyright problems, but check it out at: This is a serious problem that has bee keepers stumped. Why is it serious? Because bees pollinate the great majority of crops and Agriculture is our number one industry in America and the economy is being affected as this continues. Aside from the economic loss, the loss of bees is increasing the price of food in your home and could eventually result in...
  • Terror Finance Experts: Regulators Ignore Mobile Phone Payments Threat

    02/21/2007 3:53:11 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 415+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 21, 2007 | David Marcus
    Terror Finance Experts: Regulators Ignore Mobile Phone Payments Threat By David Marcus Israel News Agency Jerusalem ----- February 21, 2007 .... A new initiative to allow cell phone owners worldwide to send each other money through the mobile network is a dream scenario for terrorists, but the international financial regulators appear to be doing nothing about it. Al Qaeda, Hizbollah, Hamas members and their ilks the world over are delighted. Soon, they and other criminals will be able to use cell phones to transfer money around the globe. The warning comes from two experts on terror financing in the USA...