Mobile

An App For Mapping Crime, or Urban Paranoia?

The crime-tracking app Citizen, which recently launched in Baltimore, alerts users to danger nearby. Where some critics see risks, others see a tool for empowerment.

Helping Police Divert Mental Health Patients From ERs

A start-up wants to use a mobile app to allow clinicians and case workers to do remote patient evaluations when law enforcement officers respond to mental health calls.

Survey: RSA Attendees Plan to Spend More on Mobile Security in the Coming Year

Most employees access corporate data on mobile devices through public Wi-Fi networks, according to a new survey.

FAA’s Drone Operations App is Getting a Makeover

A new version of B4UFLY, an app to help drone operators follow FAA rules, is coming soon.

FBI Should Tighten Monitoring of Employee Texting, Watchdog Says

Software recommendations come as follow-up to 2016 review of alleged political bias.

Which Country has the Best Cybersecurity? It Isn’t the U.S.

A study says the U.S. is above average when it comes to cybersecurity, but it’s not the best nation.

Apple Is Building an iPhone App for Vets' Medical Records

The tool, which connects directly to VA’s health record database, will roll out sometime this summer.

How All-Knowing Smartphones Could Become the Pentagon’s Employee Access Cards

An algorithm will track how employees use their phones, how they walk and even where they go to constantly verify users’ identity.

What Public Safety Agencies Can Do While Waiting for Next Generation 911

The old system has been the victim of its own success, a software executive argues.

5 Ways Mobile Tech Can Optimize the Federal Supply Chain

Mobile devices can process more data and deliver richer capabilities than ever before.

FaceTime Is Eroding Trust in Tech

Tech paranoiacs have been totally vindicated.

Understanding Today’s Mobile Software Supply Chain Risks

The reality is that supply chain risk is also a concern in the software frontier.

Anatomy of an Electric Scooter Crash

The rise of the rented e-scooter has also brought safety fears and injury-related lawsuits. What happens when a new mobility mode meets the American legal system?

Lawmaker Asks FCC for Emergency Briefing

The House Energy and Commerce committee chairman wants location data answers, now.

The ‘Driverless Experience’ Looks Awfully Distracting

At CES 2019, carmakers showed off vehicles with perfume-puffing headrests, augmented-reality video displays, and all manner of in-car entertainment.

L.A. Joins the Growing Battle Over Location Data

Los Angeles is taking the Weather Channel to court over its treatment of app users’ location data. Expect that to be one of many such lawsuits in 2019.