Mobile

3 Essential Steps to Help Ensure Data Protection in the Mobile Workforce

Federal agencies can protect their most valuable assets by taking security measures at multiple touchpoints.

West Virginia Scraps Voatz Mobile Voting App

The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office announced it would use a different electronic absentee voting technology after researchers raised security concerns with the previous voting app it had used.

House Bill Wants to Curb Foreign Robocallers Targeting Americans

The legislation would create a task force to crack down on malicious calls that originate outside the U.S.

'Surfing Attacks' Could Let Hackers Read Your Texts

“We want to raise awareness of such a threat,” says Ning Zhang, assistant professor at the Washington University in St. Louis.

App Tells You Who's Collecting Your Data and Why

Find out what internet of things devices around you may be tracking you.

GAO Launches Upgraded, Mobile-Friendly Website

Agency officials hope it’ll increase users’ access to the watchdog’s work.

Senator Questions DHS’ Use of Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

Sen. Ed Markey wants details on the reported program, including its security practices.

Longer Thumbs Lead to More Smartphone Touch Errors

It's not your big, dumb thumbs, it's your long, dumb thumbs.

Charging Your Phone Using a Public USB Port? Beware of 'Juice Jacking.'

Those in need of a battery boost need to keep some security tips in mind.

Report: Federal Agencies Must Be 'Better Connected, More Collaborative'

Agencies need to work together and with the private sector to improve how they manage IT systems, data and their workforces, researchers say.  

Iowa’s Lesson: Political Parties Are Not as Good as Government Officials at Counting Votes

Most primaries are run by state and local governments. But caucuses are different—and Iowa shows how that can be a problem.

Dating Apps Can Be Dangerous. Congress Is Investigating.

Prompted by press reports, including a recent article by Columbia Journalism Investigations and ProPublica, a House subcommittee announced that it would examine the use of dating apps by minors and the prevalence of sex offenders on such sites.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Map Correlation Between Maternal Mortality and the Digital Divide

The bipartisan, bicameral legislation would add a maternal mortality overlay to connectivity maps produced by the FCC.

Senators Unveil $1.2 Billion Plan to Develop Alternatives to Huawei’s 5G Equipment 

The Federal Communications Commission would require certification to open standards to eliminate proprietary equipment. 

Don't Die Wondering: Apps May Soon Be Able to Predict Your Life Expectancy, but Do You Want to Know?

It's complicated but emerging technologies could make this a reality in the future.