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Carrier IQ, Quietly Tracking Your Phone

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 1:33 pm (UTC-4)

New Questions About Mobile Phone Privacy Doug Bernard | Washington DC Trevor Eckhart, by his own account, is a 25-year-old “average Joe.” A digital developer based in Connecticut, Eckhart’s been quietly exploring the privacy and security aspects of the Android mobile operating system. This week, the quiet ended. First posted on his website “Android Security […]

Home In A Phone

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Teleconferencing In the Hmong Diaspora Anna Boiko-Weyrauch | Seattle, Washington   How do you interact with members of your community if they’re stretched across the world? Many people rely on the Internet, email and social media to communicate across borders.  But for many Hmong people – far from their ancestral home in Asia – teleconferencing […]

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Back For More Lulz?

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm (UTC-4)
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And Spreading Malware Hits Big and Small Alike Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: LulzSec vs. NewsCorp: After very publicly disbanding just a few weeks ago, […]

Journalism’s ‘Dark Arts’

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Hacking, Blagging, and Why the Murdoch Hacking Scandal is Nothing New There’s an unofficial rule among British journalists: dog doesn’t bite dog.  In other words, reporters working at one Fleet Street tabloid should not expose the wrong doings of reporters at other Fleet Street tabloids, as there are plenty of wrong doings to go around. […]

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Saving Lives Wirelessly

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 10:56 pm (UTC-4)
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Mobile Devices Are Saving Lives and Money Rosanne Skirble | Washington, D.C. World Health officials have released the most comprehensive global survey to date of how mobile phones and other wireless communication technologies are improving health care delivery around the world. The World Health Organization survey notes that there are more than five billion mobile […]

Farming With Phones

Posted May 31st, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Fighting Hunger and Poverty with Mobile Technology Steve Baragona | Washington, D.C. Mobile phones are the latest weapon in the fight against hunger and poverty.  The devices provide a new way to deliver information to developing world farmers in hard-to-reach places. A group at the University of Illinois has produced several videos that demonstrate simple, […]

Hitting the Panic Button

Posted April 7th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-4)
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…And Whom It Might Benefit Most There’s been a certain amount of buzz following a series of stories on the development of what’s being termed a “cell phone panic button.”  At first view, it may seem like a sensible, even helpful idea for democracy advocates.  But there are growing worries that it may not just […]

Reach Out and Touch Someone…From Prison

Posted December 13th, 2010 at 4:32 pm (UTC-4)
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How Mobile Phones are Increasingly Becoming a Threat in Jails Andrew McIntyre is no school boy.  As the BBC reports, he had been convicted on numerous firearms and drug-related charges and was serving an eight-month sentence behind bars. But that wasn’t enough to slow McIntyre’s burgeoning drug business.  From his jail cell he was able […]

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Cell Phones Opening New Vistas in Mideast

Posted May 7th, 2010 at 3:23 pm (UTC-4)
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The rapid spread of cell phones in the Middle East over the past decade has created a new space for young people in closed societies to interact and express themselves while providing activists with more efficient ways to organize massive political campaigns. In so doing, mobile technology is reshaping the region’s cultural landscape.  VOA’s Aida […]

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