3Qs: Mobile tracking in criminal investigations
Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union released a new report revealing that law-enforcement agencies frequently use cell-phone tracking data provided by wireless carriers often without a warrant. ...
Breakthrough could double wireless capacity with no new towers
The days of waiting for smartphones to upload video may be numbered. Rice University engineering researchers have made a breakthrough that could allow wireless phone companies to double throughput on their ...
Wireless carriers are blocking tethering apps
Cell carriers to roll out 'mobile wallets' in Utah
A joint venture between three of the nation's four largest cell phone carriers will soon offer the United States' first commercially available mobile fare payment program to a public transportation system.
Phones providers aim to replace wallets, IDs
For many people, smart phones are almost as indispensable as wallets. And soon, your smart phone could replace your wallet. A collection of the biggest wireless carriers, handset makers and software developers are putting ...
Verizon Wireless to pay $25M for spurious fees
(AP) -- Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $25 million to the U.S. government and at least $52.8 million in refunds to customers who inadvertently racked up data charges on their phones over the last three years, federal ...
FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills
(AP) -- Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international ...
New gov't rules allow unapproved iPhone apps (Update 3)
(AP) -- Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally unlock their devices so they can run software applications that haven't been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday.
Phone group sues San Francisco over radiation law
(AP) -- The wireless industry sued the city of San Francisco on Friday to stop a law that requires cell phone stores to post how much radio energy each model emits.
Market changes, investors drive Motorola's breakup
(AP) -- For decades, Motorola Inc.'s products told the story of the march of electronics into the hands of consumers: car radios in the 1930s, TVs in the 1940s and cell phones starting the 1980s.
Study: Consumers happier about their cell service
(AP) -- Consumers are more satisfied than ever with their cell phone service, according to survey being published Tuesday.
Smart phones offer users a way to ditch pricey voice plans
Your monthly cell phone bill is way too expensive. No, it's not the fees or taxes or even text messages that are leaching your wallet. It's your voice plan.
Guide to breaking cell phone security revealed
(AP) -- A German security expert has raised the ire of the cell phone industry after he and a group of researchers posted online a how-to guide for cracking the encryption that keeps the calls of GSM-standard cell phone users ...
NIST develops experimental validation tool for cell phone forensics
Viewers of TV dramas don't focus on the technology behind how a forensics crime team tracks a terrorist or drug ring using cell phone data, but scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology do. NIST researchers ...