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NSA locates cell phones even when they are turned off

NSA locates cell phones even when they are turned off

Never mind the non-stop collection of metadata and other sneaky surveillance tools being implemented by the NSA: a new report has revealed that the National Security Agency’s spy powers allow the government to grab location data on just about anyone. […]


US Military Invests in Smartphone Device That Scans, IDs Faces

US Military Invests in Smartphone Device That Scans, IDs Faces

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $3 million research contract to California-based AOptix to develop “groundbreaking” technology that could one day allow troops in the field to use a smartphone to scan and record facial features and […]


DPS urges mobile device safety awareness

DPS urges mobile device safety awareness

The holiday season has gone, and during that time people may have received gifts ranging from new computers to mobile devices, but according to Directorate of Public Safety officials — with new devices comes new responsibilities. Many devices such as […]


Turning smartphones into secure and versatile keys

It’s already possible to open doors using an app – but we are a long way from seeing widespread acceptance of this in the market. Now, researchers have developed a piece of software that will make the technology even more […]


Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM’s Blackberry

Pentagon to end exclusive deal with RIM’s Blackberry

The Pentagon will no longer retain an exclusive contract with Blackberry maker Research in Motion and has invited companies such as Apple to offer smart phones to its vast work force. The move, announced Thursday, comes only days after another […]


ONR to Dial Up Faster Data for the Marines

ONR to Dial Up Faster Data for the Marines

Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced a new program Oct. 22 to optimize tactical handheld technology for quick decision-making in the field. The Exchange of Actionable Information at the Tactical Edge (EAITE) program, designed to sift through data from […]


Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

Soldiers deployed to remote locations around the world need a lightweight charger for electronic devices that are critical to successful missions in the 21st century. A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers […]


Officials Announce Government Mobile Device Initiative

Officials Announce Government Mobile Device Initiative

The U.S. government’s top information and technology officials today announced a mobile device initiative that’s part of an agency-wide modernization effort. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said the push to make new and useful […]


Cyber crooks cranking out new weapons experts warn

Cyber crooks cranking out new weapons experts warn

Cyber criminals are cranking out new weapons at a brisk pace, tailoring malicious software for a spectrum of gadgets including smartphones, tablets, and Macintosh computers, a security firm said. A “threats report” released late Monday by McAfee showed that the […]


 
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