Mobile

New App Tracks Terrorism-Linked Events in Local U.S. Communities

It marks an enhancement of the information-sharing capabilities the National Counterterrorism Center offered before.

Apple Yields to DIY Movement as ‘Right to Repair’ Bills Proliferate

The self-repair movement still has a long way to go, advocates say.

Are People Lying More Since the Rise of Social Media and Smartphones?

Some forms of technology seem to facilitate lying more than others.

Facebook Can Sue Israel’s NSO Group, Appeals Court Says

The case against the NSO Group appears to scratch the surface of problematic commercial hacking tools sold at arms markets, which the U.S. government has only just begun trying to control.

What Agencies and Industry Can Learn from Sharing Cyber Threat Intel

Federal agencies should seek industry partners that can keep them better informed and offer resources they can’t access. 

Working Group Breaks Down the Keys to Securing Mobile Devices

The Federal Mobility Group’s new guidance includes four strategic pillars that form the foundations of mobile security.

FCC Renews Effort to Block Robocalls to 911 Call Centers

Under a proposed rule, voice service providers would cross reference autodialed calls with numbers on the do not call list to block any robocalls to emergency lines.

FCC Working on Rule for Wireless Carriers to Avert SIM Swap Fraud

More than a year after lawmakers requested such action to protect consumer data and national security, the commission’s move could help to stop hackers undermining multifactor authentication.

Apple’s Plan to Scan Your Phone Raises the Stakes on a Key Question: Can You Trust Big Tech?

Other large tech companies also have considerable control over customers’ devices and insight into their data.

Apple Can Scan Your Photos for Child Abuse and Still Protect Your Privacy – If the Company Keeps Its Promises

The company will use some clever math to sniff them for instances of child abuse without looking at the photos.

FCC Releases First U.S. Mobile Broadband Map

The map, which shows where the four largest mobile carriers offer voice and data services, is a step toward improving the accuracy of high-speed internet access data.

What Is Pegasus? A Cybersecurity Expert Explains How the Spyware Invades Phones and What It Does When It Gets In

Since 2019, Pegasus users have been able to install the software on smartphones with a missed call on WhatsApp.

Text Messages Get Young People to Avoid Sunburn

The researchers set out to establish the optimal text messaging intervention to achieve behavior change in young adults at risk of skin cancer.

Senate Banking Chair Asks CFPB How It Plans to Address Risks of Chime and Other Banking Apps

With an estimated 12 million customers, Chime is the largest in its highly competitive subcategory of financial technology companies that serve low- to moderate-income individuals.