News tagged with phone companies

Report: NSA cracked most online encryption

The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential ...

Sep 05, 2013
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Phone charger can place user on malware alert

(Phys.org) —More smartphones, more smartphone apps, and more busy smartphone users downloading apps have become attractive magnets for malware agents. A new category has grown up, not just general malware ...

Oct 06, 2013 weblog
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China opposes release of WTO report on rare earths

China said Friday it opposes the release of a WTO report about its export curbs on rare earths—exotic minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products—following news accounts that the document rejects Beijing's ...

Nov 01, 2013
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Telecoms groups fight back against free messaging

Just past the security gate for the world's largest cell phone trade show in Barcelona, executives of big mobile carriers can't avoid walking past a booth they would probably rather not see: It's for "Pinger," ...

Mar 01, 2012
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US lawmakers target pre-paid cellphone anonymity

US lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday to enable law enforcement to identify users of pre-paid cell phones, charging that anonymity makes the devices attractive to terrorists, drug kingpins and gangs.

May 26, 2010
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The government scheme that's after your data

A little known UK government initiative is underway to release vast amounts of personal data from companies to citizens with the laudable aim of handing power to the consumer. The midata initiative aims to ...

Sep 27, 2013
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US seeks light on shadowy online data collection

US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline activities.

May 27, 2014
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