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  • Create and publish your own apps with the $15 Android development bundle

    04/28/2017 2:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | April 28, 2017 | Lucas Coll
    Android continues to hold the largest share of the mobile OS market around the world, so it behooves aspiring programmers to master this flexible and versatile platform. Many coding course bundles feature a smattering of entry-level lessons for multiple programming languages and software systems, but the Android development bundle – available from the DT Shop for $15 for the complete package – will teach you how to develop, publish, and monetize apps in a focused six-course lesson plan that won’t bog you down with unnecessary extras....
  • 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...
  • That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone Is Not as Safe as You Think

    04/10/2017 9:56:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | By VINDU GOEL
    . . .New findings published Monday by researchers at New York University and Michigan State University suggest that smartphones can easily be fooled by fake fingerprints digitally composed of many common features found in human prints. In computer simulations, the researchers from the universities were able to develop a set of artificial “MasterPrints” that could match real prints similar to those used by phones as much as 65 percent of the time. The researchers did not test their approach with real phones, and other security experts said the match rate would be significantly lower in real-life conditions. Still, the findings...
  • I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.

    02/22/2017 9:07:21 AM PST · by bryan999 · 39 replies
    A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password. And a few weeks ago, that’s precisely what happened to a US citizen returning home from abroad. On January 30th, Sidd Bikkannavar, a US-born scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory flew back to Houston, Texas from Santiago, Chile. On his way through the airport, Customs and Border Patrol agents pulled him aside....
  • U.S. House Judiciary Committee determines encryption backdoors against national interests

    12/21/2016 8:08:49 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 02:18 pm PT (05:18 pm ET) | By Daniel Eran Dilger
    In a rebuke to the anti-encryption campaign waged by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation--with Apple as a target--the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Encryption Working Group issued a report today stating "any measure that weakens encryption works against the national interest." In a bipartisan report, the group observed that "any measure that weakens encryption works against the national interest," citing representatives of the national security community who noted that "strong encryption is vital to the national defense and to securing vital assets, such as critical infrastructure." A second finding of the report was that "encryption technology is a global technology...
  • Ghost Dialing 911: Has it Happened to You?

    09/12/2016 7:02:46 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 55 replies
    Self | 9/12/2016 | Self
    Several weeks ago the police arrived at our home in the middle of the day and informed us that a 911 call had originated from our residence. I was not home at the time, but my spouse, her friend, and some of my children were. Law enforcement was kindly informed that all was okay, and they moved on. When I heard of this, the first thought was that my little grandson perhaps dialed the number inadvertently. He's a curious little guy who knows how to climb up, grab a phone, and start pushing buttons. Since it was entirely possible he...
  • Samsung beat Apple in smartphone shipments amid positive results

    07/28/2016 4:42:17 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 50 replies
    The Hindu ^ | July 28, 2016
    Riding on the strong sales of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, Samsung Electronics on Thursday declared 8.14 trillion won ($7billion) year on-year operating profit - 18 per cent- in the second quarter results. .... Samsung’s second-quarter smartphone shipments are estimated at about 72 million units, almost doubling Apple’s iPhone shipments of 40.4 million units during the same period.
  • Apple's Achilles' Heel in China is Services (and WeChat)

    06/15/2016 3:29:13 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 8 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeffrey Towson
    Apple's success in China has been spectacular. Truly outstanding. But while the "Apple in China" story is usually told in terms of the rise (and now leveling off) of iPhone sales, it has been just as big a success in terms of brand building and customer capture. Apple today is known and pretty loved by China's increasingly wealthy urban middle class. And the company has a commanding position in the lucrative "affordable luxury" market segment. Apple’s success in rising consumer China is even better than its growth numbers imply. However... (you knew it was coming) While capturing Chinese consumers has...
  • Commissioner says fraud from Obamaphone program approaching $500 million

    06/08/2016 9:32:17 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/8/16 | Rudy Takala
    The federal subsidy known as the "Obamaphone" or "Obamanet" program could be losing nearly $500 million to fraud annually, according to a top Republican on the Federal Communications Commission. Commissioner Ajit Pai made the accusation Wednesday in letter to the Universal Service Administrative Company, referring to the FCC's Universal Service Fund, which provides a monthly $9.95 subsidy for telecom service to low-income consumers. The subsidy is limited to one per "independent economic household," or IEH, but telecom companies have the ability to override that restriction if applicants check a box stating they represent a separate household, even if they have...
  • 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...
  • Former Naval Officer Just Revealed Massive Detail About What Iran Took From Captured U.S. Sailors

    01/19/2016 5:27:46 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 87 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jack Davis
    ... The first report on the incident, released Monday, noted the loss. “A post-recovery inventory of the boats found that all weapons, ammunition, and communication gear are accounted for minus two SIM cards that appear to have been removed from two handheld satellite phones,” said the report from the U.S. Central Command. ... “Those SIM cards don’t just contain the satellite links,” he said. “They also include encryption codes, and otherwise unpublished data relating to specific orders and personnel,” he added. The former naval officer said those SIM cards should not have been allowed to fall into Iranian hands. .......
  • Iranian Military Removed SIM Cards from American Sailors' Phones

    01/19/2016 2:24:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/18/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    Iranian military personnel likely removed two SIM cards from phones belonging to the 10 American sailors who were detained by Iran overnight last week, the Pentagon said. The latest revelations in the circumstances surrounding the U.S. sailors' detention last Tuesday came in the first public account of the events released by the U.S. Central Command Monday. "A post-recovery inventory of the boats found that all weapons, ammunition, and communication gear are accounted for minus two SIM cards that appear to have been removed from two handheld satellite phones," Central Command said in the release.
  • 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.
  • SHOCKING VIDEOS and photos found on phones left by Muslim migrants

    10/11/2015 5:05:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/11/15 | Pamela Geller
    Hungarians discover videos and photos found on the abandoned phones of Muslim migrants. These phones have been left or thrown away near the Hungarian border. More than a thousand videos and photos. The men in these videos clearly know each other well. They are purposefully hurting and torturing each other as a way to “prepare themselves” for interrogation. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to have to surmise what this torture and violence is preparing them for. Coming to a neighborhood near you.
  • Is 'Extreme Phone-pinching' the most senseless Internet trend ever? [tr]

    10/09/2015 7:47:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Corey Charlton
    Move over planking - the latest absurd craze to sweep the internet is 'extreme phone pinching'. The stunt involves holding a (presumably expensive) cellphone with just forefinger and thumb over somewhere you wouldn't like it to fall and revelling in the anxiety it causes. Social media is now awash with people dangling their phones over bridges, drains, city streets and toilets - all of which is then filmed and shared.
  • Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database

    08/13/2015 4:00:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | August 13,2014 | By DANIEL BATES
    Platte River Networks was used by Clinton to maintain 'homebrew' server in her New York State house which held her State Department emails She handed over the server and a thumb drive this week to FBI after emails were found to contain 'above top secret' material Her White House campaign is said to be in 'panic' over the growing scandal which comes out of probe into US diplomats' deaths in Benghazi Daily Mail Online can reveal Denver, Colorado, based firm was sued for illegally accessing master database of US phone numbers It was also accused of causing chaos to White...
  • Sabotage attacks knock out phone service

    04/09/2009 5:10:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 36 replies · 1,469+ views
    SF GATE.com - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ^ | Thursday, April 9, 2009 | Ryan Kim, Nanette Asimov,Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writers
    (04-09) 16:37 PDT SAN JOSE -- Vandals cut fiber-optic cable lines belonging to AT&T at two locations early today, knocking out phones and access to 911 emergency services to thousands of residential customers and businesses in southern Santa Clara County, in Santa Cruz and San Benito counties and along the Peninsula, authorities said. Four AT&T fiber-optic cables in an underground vault were severed shortly before 1:30 a.m. along Monterey Highway north of Blossom Hill Road in south San Jose, police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said. Four more underground cables, at least two of which belong to AT&T, were cut about two...
  • Two Days Later, Obama Phones Netanyahu

    03/19/2015 3:28:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    inn ^ | 3/19/15 | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama on Thursday finally called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election win. Obama spoke to the Israeli leader "to congratulate him on his party's success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats," the White House said, according to AFP. "The president emphasized the importance the United States places on our close military, intelligence, and security cooperation with Israel, which reflects the deep and abiding partnership between both countries," the White House statement said. Ties have been tested by Netanyahu's pledge on the campaign trail to oppose the creation of a Palestinian state, which had...
  • Hillary Email Gaps Hide 'Pay For Play,' Benghazi Truth

    03/11/2015 10:10:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Scandal: Selective editing of her emails by Hillary Clinton staffers have left "months and months" of gaps of missing emails, including those from her trip to Libya from which an iconic picture has gone viral. We have all seen the photo of Hillary Clinton flying on a C-17 to Libya in October 2011 using a hand-held device to presumably check or send emails, perhaps about her trip, the situation in Libya, or maybe, just maybe, communicating with a foreign Clinton Foundation donor. We don't know because, as House Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy noted on CBS' "Face The Nation" last Sunday,...
  • Hillary Flashback: I Have Two Phones

    03/10/2015 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/10/15 | Ian Hanchett
    At an event on February 24, Hillary Clinton said that she owns both an iPhone and a Blackberry. When asked if she prefers iPhone or Android, Clinton responded “iPhone, OK, in full disclosure — and a Blackberry.” During a press conference at the United Nations regarding her private e-mail use, Clinton said that she had a private e-mail for “convenience” reasons because she didn’t want to carry around two devices.