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  • DEA maintained secret database of Americans' phone calls

    01/17/2015 12:39:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Julian Hattem
    The Drug Enforcement Administration formerly maintained a secret database of Americans’ telephone calls to some foreign countries, the Justice Department revealed this week. A document filed by the department in a criminal case on Thursday revealed that the agency collected details about Americans’ calls to certain countries believed to be closely linked to drug trafficking networks. The program is different from a more well-known database maintained by the National Security Agency (NSA), though it appears similar in some respects. According to the government’s brief, the DEA tracked information about phone calls from the United States to other “designated” countries that...
  • Israeli Firm Says It Can Recharge Your Phone In 30 Seconds

    11/24/2014 7:37:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/24/2014 | ORI LEWIS AND RINAT HARASH, REUTERS
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. Using nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it. While the prototype is currently far too bulky for a mobile phone, the company believes it will be ready by 2016 to...
  • More Bay Area Police Departments Interested In Getting ‘Stingray’

    11/14/2014 10:28:44 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    KPIX CBS ^ | 11/14/4 | Christin Ayers
    It’s called a Stingray: A cellphone surveillance device so top secret, law enforcement agencies don’t even like to admit they have it. But KPIX 5 has confirmed Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose police are using Stingrays to track suspects. Now, Fremont Police and the Alameda County District Attorney’s office are applying for federal grants to get a new version of Stingray, called Hailstorm. The use of the devices is increasing, potentially at the expense of your privacy. You may think you are private when you’re talking on your cell phone, think again. From an undercover car or even strapped...
  • World Series android commercial

    10/24/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 20 replies
    10/24/14 | mykroar
    Anyone else catch the homosexual proposal during the Android commercial. These IT/tech companies know they're all drinking the same koolaid, so now they're just rubbing our noses in it.
  • Secure phones find 17 cell towers of unknown origin

    09/03/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by gunsmithkat · 52 replies
    ITWorld ^ | September 03, 2014 | Andy Patrizio
    A secure cell phone maker has uncovered more than a dozen cell phone towers around the U.S. that no one seems to know who owns them and no one is sure how they get installed. The towers were uncovered by ESD America, which built the CryptoPhone 500, a highly modified Galaxy S III secured phone with end-to-end encryption and firewall protection of its baseband chip, plus its own custom Android distribution with many vulnerabilities the ESD team found and removed.
  • Sheriff warns of phone scam

    08/16/2014 9:32:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Residents are urged to be cautious after a local business reported being contacted by a suspected con artist seeking money for an alleged overdue electric bill. The business owner reported being called from a phone line with an 850 area code, originating out of the Florida Panhandle, when a man on the other line said they had only 30 minutes to pay or their electricity would be shut off, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Home Phone Connect Query

    07/04/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT · by bboop · 34 replies
    Self | July 4, 2014 | self
    Does anybody have Verizon Home Phone Connect, and if you do, how do you like it? and do you find it useful? We are concerned that if we get it, our Verizon DSL might be impacted. It would be great to cut our home landline contract, but we're worried about losing the DSL. Thanks. Loving my FReeper FRiends. Happy Fourth of July.
  • ‘Get a Warrant’: Judicial Engagement Results In Huge Win For Digital Privacy

    06/27/2014 11:31:15 AM PDT · by Hugin · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:28 PM 06/25/2014 | Evan Bernick
    Can cops simply take your cell phone and browse through it to their hearts’ content after they arrest you? Today, in Riley v. California, a unanimous Supreme Court answered that question with a resounding “no.” It’s not only a victory for digital privacy, but an example of the kind of judicial engagement that we desperately need to protect our liberties from unreasonable government interference. In Riley, the Court addressed the question of whether the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement applies to cell phone searches. In two separate cases, individuals were arrested and searched by police. The police took their cell phones...
  • Roger Wicker should resign for the good of the GOP

    06/24/2014 8:39:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Obviously Cochran is not going to resign. The governor should appoint McDaniel to his seat the GOP can be unified. Wicker is more open to amnesty than Cochran as well. Wicker only voted against the final cloture after he got hundreds of angry calls.
  • 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 NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas

    05/19/2014 7:29:24 PM PDT · by Moseley · 10 replies
    The Intercept ^ | May 19, 2014 | Ryan Devereaux, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras
    The National Security Agency is secretly intercepting, recording, and archiving the audio of virtually every cell phone conversation on the island nation of the Bahamas. According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the surveillance is part of a top-secret system – code-named SOMALGET – that was implemented without the knowledge or consent of the Bahamian government. Instead, the agency appears to have used access legally obtained in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to open a backdoor to the country’s cellular telephone network, enabling it to covertly record and store the “full-take audio” of every mobile call...
  • Gold-Plated Mobile Banned For Muslim Men: Saudi Scholar

    04/25/2014 4:11:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, April 24, 2014
    A well-known Saudi Islamic scholar has issued a fatwa (religious edict) prohibiting men from using a gold-plated mobile phone. Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Fowzan, a jurisprudence professor and member of the Saudi human rights commission, said women can use such handsets. “As for men, they are prohibited from using gold or gold-plated mobile handsets…such handsets are allowed for women but not men,” he said on his Twitter page in response to a query from a reader. Saudi newspapers said Fowzan’s fatwa came as thousands of men in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states started to opt for gold-plated mobile phones.
  • Oops, He Did it Again!

    04/25/2014 12:40:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 131 replies ^ | April 24, 2014 | Steve Skojec
    So, the phone call happened. Pope Francis called an Argentine woman married to a divorced man and reportedly told her that she could receive the sacrament of Communion, according to the woman’s husband, in an apparent contradiction of Catholic law. Julio Sabetta, from San Lorenzo in the Pope’s home country, said his wife, Jacqueline Sabetta Lisbona, spoke with Francis on Monday. Jacqueline Sabetta Lisbona wrote to the pontiff in September to ask for clarification on the Communion issue, according to her husband, who said his divorced status had prevented her from receiving the sacrament. “She spoke with the Pope, and...
  • The Pope's alleged phone call

    04/25/2014 7:53:58 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Fr Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 4/24/14 | Fr. Ray Blake
    People have been asking me about what the Pope has been allegedly saying to that divorced and civilly remarried Argentinian woman. Jesus said, "Every one who puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery; and every one that marries one put away from a husband commits adultery". Now, I cannot imagine anyone who loves Christ and his teaching, saying to this poor woman, 'Jesus, says one thing but I teach something that is opposite to Jesus, follow me because I am greater than Jesus Christ'. Now, simply, that would be anti-Christ and a diabolic blasphemy, so the poor woman...
  • So who is listening to me?

    04/22/2014 6:04:00 AM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 31 replies
    self | 4/22/14 | ThunderSleeps
    Something odd happened last Friday and it has been bugging me for a few days now. I needed to pick something up at an address in town. Wife called me (cell phone to cell phone) and read me the address. A few minutes later I happened to be on the computer and went to Google Maps (using Chrome). I started to type the address in, just the first two digits of the four digit street number and up came the list of suggestions...with that exact address as the first one!? WTF? Seriously, there must be a hundred addresses in town...
  • Frustrated curmudgeon seeks help (vanity)

    04/10/2014 7:31:50 AM PDT · by Baynative · 37 replies
    Impatience and frustration | 4/10/14 | me
    I just received a Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone and can't figure it out. I was satisfied with my old Motorola flip phone; it rang when I wanted, reminded me of meetings and even sent text messages. This new thing has a pretty screen and more stuff than a space shuttle, but finding it and making it work is next to impossible with no grandkids here to help.
  • Taco Bell Gave Me a Cellphone

    03/29/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | 3/28/14 | Adam Chandler
    Then I started getting urgent calls from ConEd and the Bronx Criminal Court.Last week, I became one of 1,000 people to receive a Taco Bell Breakfast Phone, a disposable cellphone that promised multiple opportunities to win Tex-Mex swag and free trips. The phones were part of the company's aggressive campaign to emotionally prepare the world for the national unveiling of Taco Bell’s breakfast menu, which launched Thursday to much fanfare. As the great reveal drew nigh, my burner phone rang off the hook. And not just with calls from Taco Bell. It all started when I tweeted in praise of...
  • Woman deletes phone data in front of cop, gets charged with murder

    03/22/2014 5:34:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 21, 2014 : | Alia Malik
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police arrested a woman on a murder charge late Thursday after a detective said she deleted call records or text messages while being questioned about a fatal shooting earlier in the day. Sara Mary Clements, 24, eventually admitted to being with Alex Navarro, 22, on Thursday at about 1:30 a.m. and said “police were going to find out about her anyway because of the text messages she had sent” to Navarro, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
  • IRS watchdog warns of ‘largest scam of its kind’ with phone scheme

    03/20/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/20/14 | Josh Hicks
    The Internal Revenue Service’s watchdog warned taxpayers Thursday about a sophisticated nationwide phone scheme that it said is “the largest scam of its kind” it has seen. The scheme involves callers claiming to represent the IRS and demanding immediate payments with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer, the watchdog said. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George said that “thousands of victims” have paid more than $1 million to fraudsters and that his agency has received more than 20,000 reports of contact.
  • easiest way to get pics off a galaxy 3 android to print

    03/06/2014 12:54:53 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    myself ^ | 3-6-14 | TZ
    does someone make an adapter/cable to go from the phone port to a thumbdrive I can take to it to a photo kiosk to print?
  • Sizzling news: Oscar Mayer creates the bacon phone, complete with scent

    03/06/2014 6:23:06 AM PST · by dayglored · 24 replies
    Madison Dot Com ^ | 3/6/2014 | Bill Novak
    So you're lying in bed, waiting for the alarm to go off, when you start sniffing a wonderful aroma, that of bacon sizzling in a pan. A little strange, since you're the only one home, but totally pleasant nonetheless. How is it possible? With a new mobile device from the creative minds at the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon. The Wake Up and Smell the Bacon device plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, and when it's activated, the device emits a small puff of the scent of bacon, with the accompanying sizzle sound. Bacon lovers...
  • A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

    02/28/2014 12:11:39 PM PST · by Theoria · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | Aarti Shahani
    Mike Janke used to be a Navy SEAL sniper. These days he's taking on the government and corporate America. He's the founder of Blackphone, an Android-based smartphone with privacy as its main selling point. It's not NSA-proof — in that everything is hackable if you try hard enough. But Janke says it's taking on the entire mobile economy that lets law enforcement and companies in way too easily.Take apps that look free but mine your data to earn big dollars. Facebook tries to get your contacts, Google Maps tries to get your geolocation, Pandora gets your music preferences. Blackphone has...
  • This Is the App That’s Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela

    02/24/2014 9:30:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Defence One ^ | 9:31 AM ET 2-24-14 | Patrick Tucker
    Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Zello had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in Ukraine. Over the past few days in Venezuela, the protests ballooned following rapidly rising food prices, controversy over President Nicolas Maduro’s economic policies, public dissatisfaction over crime and multiple other factors. Moore was finding that in Venezuela that popularity had a price. Shortly after 9 p.m., his Twitter feed blew up with messages from users inside the...
  • New Video HAMMERS Obama On Executive Power

    02/14/2014 9:32:45 AM PST · by absentee · 8 replies ^ | 2/13/14 | Caleb Howe
    “I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that were facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.” - Obama, 2008 What a difference six years makes. The above video, released tonight by The Heritage Foundation, shows two different faces of Barack Obama when it comes to executive branch. In 2008, then-candidate Obama said that America's "biggest...
  • 7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will

    02/14/2014 4:52:46 AM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 14, 2014 | Amy Payne
    President Obama—the imperial President, the “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” President who can’t wait to show us his “year of action”—once vowed to do exactly the opposite. "The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America." That was candidate Obama back in 2008. This comment somehow slipped under the radar for the past few years and resurfaced...
  • There It Is: Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed For Companies With Under 100 Employees

    02/10/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10 February 2014
    Just as we predicted it would happen, here it comes: OBAMACARE EMPLOYER MANDATE TO BE DELAYED FOR SOME COMPANIES Specifically, according Bloomberg, businesses with 50-99 workers have until 2016 before being penalized for not providing health-care coverage to full-time workers, according to final regulations released by Treasury. Additionally, businesses with 100 employees or more must offer coverage to at least 70% of full-time workers in 2015 and 95% in 2016; those that don’t will face penalty; Exemption in place for seasonal workers, those defined as generally at jobs 6 mos. or less/yr "While about 96 percent of employers are not...
  • Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life

    01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST · by 4Runner · 280 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer
    Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison. “He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to...
  • Georgia pushes monthly fee for Lifeline phones (free brings fraud)

    12/29/2013 2:12:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 12/29/13 | Alan Blinder
    **SNIP** She is among the 15.3 million people in the United States who receive the Lifeline telephone service because they meet income guidelines or are enrolled in programs such as Medicaid or food stamps. But the fundamental feature of the program on which James relies — 250 minutes of free wireless service a month — is at the center of a legal battle linked to a new tactic to reduce fraud in the program. Alarmed by accounts of households that have more than one subsidized phone — a breach of federal guidelines — and other allegations of fraud, the Georgia...
  • Did Oakland robber take selfie on stolen phone?

    12/28/2013 8:03:48 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 27, 2013 | Vivian Ho
    The actor James Franco recently opined in the New York Times that the “selfie” is “one of the most popular ways to post — and garner the most likes from followers.” But it’s not the best way to get away with an armed robbery. Oakland police on Friday released a selfie — a photo a person takes of oneself — that they believe was taken by a man on a cell phone he had just stolen from a woman in August.
  • The 'totally undetectable' app that lets you spy on friends, family or colleagues

    11/29/2013 4:39:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/28/13 | Chris Hall
    It's a secret agent's dream: one single piece of software that lets you into all of a 'target's communications, their movements and their personal notes. But this isn't some piece of top-secret NSA infrastructure. mSpy is a smartphone app that works on Android, Apple, Blackberry and Nokia phones - offering a staggering array of surveillance options. The app - which works on a subscription basis starting at £24.99 a month - is described as being able to 'run undetected on your child's or employee's cell phone and provide all of the necessary features for complete monitoring.'
  • The day that began touch-tone dialing

    11/18/2013 4:43:26 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 90 replies
    Tribune Review (suburban Pittsburgh, PA) ^ | 18 November 2013 | By Adam Smeltz
    50 Years ago today . . . Long before smartphones and text messages made the world instantly available with a split-second tap, reaching out to touch someone could take a full 10 seconds. That was just to dial a number, ticked out one deliberate digit at a time, on a mechanical wheel owned by the phone company. Monday marks 50 years since the United States began saying goodbye to the classic rotary phone, replaced by touch-tone services that slashed dialing time and foreshadowed a digital revolution that keeps reshuffling everyday communication. The push-buttons became an especially big deal in Western...
  • The sales of Afghan Mobile phone Sims continue in Tribal Area of Pakistan

    10/21/2013 7:10:25 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 3 replies ^ | 22 october 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Miran Shah , Afghan mobile phones Sims are openly available in Miran Shah and Meer Ali area of Waziristan and mostly tribal used it to contact with their friend whose works or live abroad. According the investigation report the Afghan mobile companies didn’t follow the rule and without a name and identity card everyone can activates the mobile Sims, that’s why mostly militants in Waziristan are using the Afghan Mobile Sims and they are using into China Mobile. Tribal are interested to use the Pakistani mobile Sims, but because of the low quality of services and voice they now give...
  • (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance) Court: NSA can continue sweeping phone data collection (Video)

    10/13/2013 1:17:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/13 | Brendan Sasso
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has granted the National Security Agency (NSA) permission to continue its collection of records on all U.S. phone calls. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced the court's approval in a statement late Friday. The court authorizes the program for only limited time periods and requires that the government submit new requests every several months for re-authorization. The existence of the bulk phone data collection was one of the most controversial revelations from the leaks by Edward Snowden. The NSA uses the program to collect records such as phone numbers, call times and...
  • Smell-o-Vision Comes to Life in New Phone App

    10/05/2013 2:42:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Delish ^ | 10/04/13 | Zoe Bain
    In case just looking at food photos on your smartphone isn't drool-inducing enough, a new Japanese app and plug-in phone cartridge allows users to actually smell food images. According to Foodbeast, the app is called Scentee and was originally created to help college students save money and dieters save calories by allowing them to smell the foods they were craving without actually eating anything.
  • Now Trending on Twitter: #ObamacarePhoneNumbers

    10/03/2013 11:55:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/3/13 | Tweets
    Well, you knew it was going to happen. Now Trending on Twitter: #ObamacarePhoneNumbers Some of what is getting posted.. #ObamacarePhoneNumbers 1-800-TYR-ANNY 1-800-DOC-GONE 1-800-DOC-LEFT 1-800-ZOM-BIES 1-800-KOO-LAID 1-800-BOW-2-OBAMA (or else) 1-800-WHY-WORK 1-800-CON-JOBS 1-800-try-L8er, if busy, call 1-800-no-dice 1-800-PLZ-HOLD 1-800-LAW-OLAND 1-888-NOW-ORKY 1-800-PEA-SANT 1-800-UP-YOURs 1 800 BEND OVR 1-800-URA-RCST 1-800-SNG-LPYR 1-800-DEM-CRAP 1-800-ASPIRIN 1-800-NOT-FREE 1-877-DTH-PANL 1 800 4 MORGUE 1-800-BIG-LIES 1-900-EAT- ADOG 1-900-EAT-MUTT 1-800-DIE-QUICK 1 900 DIE FAST 1-800-YOU-DEAD 1 800 SUCK EGG 666 1-900-GOLF-NOW 1-800-CUBA-MEDS 1-800-MAO-LOVR 1800-YOU-LOST 1-800-KING-BARRY 1-800 RFD-CHIP 1-877-DRNK-H20 1-800-GUN-GRAB
  • VANITY - Rural communications options - CB radio?

    09/21/2013 6:43:48 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 73 replies
    Am looking for information about how to communicate in emergencies. I live about 20 miles from where I work. I am an attorney, and need to get word to the Courthouse if I am not able to get where I am supposed to be due to a combination of physical obstacles plus no phone service. I am on dial-up internet, so if there's no phone, there's no Internet. I am 1/2 mile from a paved road, so if there is no vehicle, there's no way out. There's no cell phone service in my area - have to drive about 10...
  • Toting a Dumb Phone: Joseph Epstein on the wisdom of the dumb phone.

    08/25/2013 2:26:44 PM PDT · by rhema · 64 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/2/13 | Joseph Epstein
    Cell phones today in America are of course endemic, if not epidemic. On one of the thoroughfares in the youthful neighborhood in which I live, I can sometimes walk an entire block without passing anyone not on or gazing down at or thumb-pumping his or her cell phone. Everyone has seen three or four people sitting at a restaurant table, each one of them on a cell phone. Or a young couple who should be looking longingly into each other’s eyes looking instead into their cell phones. Just yesterday a homeless man, in front of the Whole Foods in our...
  • The 21st Century: I Forgot My Phone

    08/23/2013 2:51:23 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/22/2013 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • Luxury toilet users warned of hardware flaw (Hack with any Android phone).

    08/05/2013 7:03:57 AM PDT · by Pilsner · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 5, 2013 | Zoe Kleinman
    A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack, according to security experts... the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset... An attacker could ... cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to [the] user."
  • Motorola debuts new Moto X smartphone

    08/02/2013 7:01:16 AM PDT · by illiac · 16 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 8/2/13 | Dan Gallagher
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Motorola lifted the wraps Thursday on a new, customizable smartphone called the Moto X that’s set to roll out to consumers in the U.S. later this month. Bloomberg Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility, introduces the Moto X smartphone in New York on Thursday. This is the first significant smartphone to be designed by Motorola since its acquisition by Google Inc /quotes/zigman/93888/quotes/nls/goog GOOG +0.05% , which was completed last year. Google shares closed up 1.9% at $904.22 on Thursday following an event in New York City at which the company showed off the device.
  • So Now Your Phone Will "Hear" You All The Time? (Motorola Moto X)

    08/01/2013 3:33:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies ^ | 8-1-13 | Karl Denninger
    You want one of these?! Motorola's new "Moto X" is said to be listening all the time for your commands. Really? All the time? So you want your phone to be "active" all the time with the microphone up and running, scanning whatever is said in vicinity? And you trust this device to only do what you want it to do? You've got to be kidding me. "The phone is going to be listening all the time for my commands." Oh boy.....
  • Weiner sext pal in raunchy tell-all interview: Phone sex '15 times a day wouldn't be enough' for

    07/30/2013 11:04:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/30/13 | BETH DeFALCO
    <p>Anthony Weiner is too sex obsessed to be mayor, according to his latest virtual gal pal.</p> <p>In a raunchy tell-all interview with Howard Stern, Anthony Weiner's former virtual gal pal Sydney Leathers says the peter-tweeting poll used to call her up to five times a day - and almost every day - to have phone sex. And that still wasn't enough!</p>
  • How to Use a Rotary Phone

    07/27/2013 1:00:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/27/2013 | YouTube
    Video Linky Here
  • Cell phone plea: vanity

    06/25/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 27 replies
    vanity | 06/25/13 | Self
    I've seen some discussion in the past on the issue of how to save money on cell phones and would appreciate an update if anybody is willing to share. My Verizon contract is (finally!) expiring this month and I need to get another. Willing to consider prepaid or any other options. Need two lines. Me: Would like Android phone, travel a fair bit and international option might be useful. Need unlimited talk, but perhaps at present not a massive data amount. Wife: Does not need smartphone. Lots of minutes and messages is all.
  • Obama: Phone, Internet surveillance has 'saved lives'

    06/19/2013 11:57:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 6/19/13 |
    President Obama escalated his administration's defense of controversial surveillance programs, claiming Wednesday that the efforts have "saved lives." The president addressed what has become a global controversy after his NSA director and other top officials told Congress a day earlier that the surveillance system has helped avert "potential terrorist events" more than 50 times since the 2001 terror attacks. Obama, speaking Wednesday morning during a press conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, affirmed that number. He insisted the tracking of phone calls and Internet data is done in a way that protects civil liberties while keeping Americans safe....
  • Clapper under fire for suggesting no knowledge of fed's massive phone, email collecting

    06/11/2013 2:25:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    fox ^ | 6/11/13 | fox
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is under fire for statements he made before Congress that suggested he had no knowledge about federal government programs that collected data on millions of Americans’ phone calls and Internet activities. In March, Clapper said at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he was not aware that the National Security Agency was involved in such large-scale efforts. The questioning of Clapper’s statements follow blockbuster news last week that the federal government has since 9/11 been logging millions, perhaps billions, of calls and Internet activities and as the NSA’s top official goes before the same...
  • License, registration and cell phone: Bill would let N.J. cops search phones after crashes

    06/11/2013 2:32:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NJ ^ | 6/10/13 | Ryan Hutchins, Matt Friedman
    TRENTON — License, registration and cell phone, please. Police officers across New Jersey could be saying that to motorists at the scenes of car crashes if new legislation introduced in the state Senate becomes law. The measure would allow cops — without a warrant — to thumb through a cell phone to determine if a driver was talking or texting when an accident occurred. It requires officers to have "reasonable grounds" to believe the law was broken. Supporters say it could be an important tool for cops investigating crashes in a state where distracted driving causes lots of accidents and...
  • Vanity: Phone Service In Oklahoma Cut BEFORE Storms.

    05/21/2013 5:41:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 43 replies
    So an interesting little note here. But hours before the storms rolled into Oklahoma, most cell phone service across the state, and specifically in Northeast Oklahoma was cut. No one could make any calls. Texting worked but no calls. Why would this happen BEFORE the storms? I know the government has the ability to turn the service off I am sure. Was this some sort of test to see if they could turn it off.. and during an emergency it was convenient?? So not as many people notice/blamed it on the storms.
  • [Flashback]The 47% Speaks: She's Voting for Obama Because He Gave Her a Free Phone

    05/18/2013 5:24:56 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh News ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • temporary replacement sim cards for overseas calling on personal cell phone

    05/08/2013 9:54:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    myself ^ | 5-8-13 | TZ
    does anyone know where to get some that are legit? it seems lately that ones bought locally in Spain or Greece work for 5 minutes when they were allegedly loaded with 30 minutes worth of time to be able to call the US. are there ones that can be purchased at a legit source here in the US ? do they have any that allows my actual cell number to come up on caller ID so people will know it is me?