Appeals court rules law enforcement agencies don't need a warrant to "ping" and track prepaid cellphone locations.Read more »
If Americans aren’t disturbed by phone carriers’ practices of handing over cell phone users’ personal data to law enforcement en masse–in many cases without a warrant–we might at least be interested to learn just how much that service is costing us in tax dollars: often hundreds or thousands per individual snooped.Read more »
ACLU affiliates across America requested information on local law enforcement's use of cell-phone tracking across the nation and have received a wealth of disturbing information about the extent of wireless tracking. They have produced a map showing which police departments were discovered to be tracking people's phones without a warrant.Read more »
Michigan is debating a bill that would ban cell phone use in teen drivers. This leads to me ranting, as usual.Read more »
CrimePush.com announced on Wednesday a new mobile app for the iOS and Android platforms that allows you to anonymously report a crime at the touch of a button.Read more »
Judge hears cell phone and asks whose phone it was. When nobody confesses he sends all 46 people in the courtroom to jail. This is an old story I stumbled across but it was so outrageous, I just had to submit it.Read more »
25 year-old Trevor Eckhart has discovered a rootkit installed on his HTC android phone, and likely on millions of phones, that was developed by the company Carrier IQ and which logs every thing you do on your phone to their servers, including your text messages, websites you visit, your address book, financial transactions, etc.Read more »
Pakistan's mobile operators are scrambling to block text messages containing any of more than 1,600 "obscene" terms banned by the country's telecoms authority ahead of tomorrow's deadline.The list, including words from "quickie" to "fairy" to "Jesus Christ", was distributed on November 14 with operators given seven days to comply, but has met with widespread derision and a threat of legal action.Read more »
The California Court of Appeal on September 26 approved a police officer's rifling through the cell phone belonging to someone who had just been pulled over for a traffic violation.Read more »
Emergency officials will soon be able to blast critical alerts to anyone with a cell phone in a certain section of the city.
If Times Square needs to be evacuated because of a bomb threat or if a hurricane is bearing down on Queens, warnings will be bounced from cell towers.Read more »
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