Mobile

Senators Call For FCC Investigation of Phone Companies Selling Location Data

Your telecom company knows where you are—and it may be selling that information.

IBM Wants to Use Your Smartphone to Better Predict the Weather

The company wants to explore untapped sensors in phones to take barometric readings.

L.A.’s Public Earthquake-Warning App Is the First in the U.S.

ShakeAlertLA aims to give smartphone users a few seconds’ warning of imminent quakes.

Embracing Apple’s Boring Future

The company’s most exciting years may be behind it, but that’s okay.

FCC Approves Google's Motion Sensor Tech

Radar-based motion sensing gets a government thumbs up.

If Feds Go Home For a Shutdown, Do Their Phones Go With Them?

A handful of potentially impacted agencies have updated their guidance since the last shutdown.

Facebook Faces Another Privacy Scandal

This time it's over user photos that have been exposed.

Farm Bill Expands Rural Broadband Funding

But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.

State Department Is Buying Phone Hacking Tools for Ghanaian Police

The department issued a solicitation for specific hacking tools, which it plans to give to partners in Ghana to stem international crime.

Congress Votes For Better Government Websites, Digital Services

The Senate passed the 21st Century IDEA Act, giving agencies one year to improve citizens’ digital experiences.