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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 30, 2017

Want to Track Cellphones? Get a Warrant, Lawmakers Say Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology. Privacy and constitutional … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 16, 2017

Apple Accounts for Nearly 1/3 of Holiday Smartphone Sales in US In the months following September’s launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s smartphone sales in the U.S. surpassed the sales of Samsung’s top Android devices, according … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 27, 2016

California Tries Again to Thwart Prison Cellphone Smuggling California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors, scanners and secret security cameras at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart the smuggling of cellphones, thousands of which continue to flood … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–March 28, 2016

Court Considers When Police Need Warrants to Track Suspects through Cellphones A federal appeals court on Wednesday considered how easily investigators should be able to track criminal suspects through their cellphones, becoming the latest front in the debate over how … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–March 14, 2016

Google’s Cell Phone Service Is Now Available To EveryoneGoogle has already made some of the world’s most popular smartphones, self-driving cars and online maps. Now, you can add one more service the company provides: cell phone carrier. Google actually started … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–March 7, 2016

Your Bank Wants to Know Where You Are At All Times Banks are beginning to use their customers’ cell phone locations to crack down on credit card fraud. By tracking users’ phones, banks believe they can figure out when a … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–February 29, 2016

FBI Chief Says Finding Right Balance on Encryption Is ”Hardest Question” The head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation told Congress Thursday that striking the right balance on encryption is “the hardest question I’ve seen in government.” FBI Director James … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–February 15, 2016

New York Police Have Covertly Tracked Cell Phones New York City’s police have made extensive use of covert devices to track cell phones without obtaining warrants since 2008, a civil liberties group said on Thursday, revealing how frequently law enforcement … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–December 28, 2015

People are Ditching Broadband, Relying on Their Smartphones’ LTE for Internet Access We hear an increasing number of stories about cord cutters, people who ditch cable in favor of on-demand and Internet streaming. Well, some people are taking it one … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–December 14, 2015

Wal-Mart Adds to Mobile Wallet Frenzy with ‘Walmart Pay’ Wal-Mart Stores launched its own mobile payment service Walmart Pay on Thursday, potentially dealing a sharp blow to the ambitions of a mobile wallet the company had been co-developing with a … Continue reading

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