Researchers discovered how to stop drivers using their phones without affecting use for passengers. A team at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers created a system which shuts down a driver's phone without affecting other people in the vehicle
A federal judge has ruled that a woman sued for defamation was not a journalist when she posted online that a lawyer acted criminally during a bankruptcy case, a decision with implications for bloggers around the country.
Facing a media backlash against the disruption of cellular service in August, BART spokesman Linton Johnson blamed protesters for creating an unsafe situation.
Following an investigation into a public transit authority that cut off mobile phone service amid a protest earlier this year, the FCC said it would outline the circumstances under which officials may legally disrupt communications
Telemarketers increasingly are disguising their real identities and phone numbers to provoke people to pick up the phone. “Humane Soc.” may not be the Humane Society. And think the I.R.S. is on the line? Think again. Caller ID, in other words, is
Secretive North Korea is expected to register the 1 millionth cellphone user on its new 3G network by the end of the year, barely four years after people were thrown into prison camps, or possibly even executed, for owning one.
There is a nasty virus quickly spreading across the social network that floods accounts with gruesome images of beastiality, hardcore pornography, self-mutilation and a variety of other very-NSFW pictures,
George Orwell once wrote that if you want a vision of the future, "imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever." Governments have suppressed citizen dissent for as long as there have been governments and citizens to dissent against them. But o
3 years into the crusade against distracted driving, automakers are equipping vehicles with new technology that might circumvent the 34 state laws that prohibit text messaging behind the wheel, which 95% of Americans say is dangerous.
With aggressive drivers that enjoy tailgating other vehicles in mind, a hacker decided to built a method to communicate to those annoying drivers without using obscene hand gestures.
The following tips apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or arrested by police.
I'm Getting Arrested, a creative Android app that, according to developer Quadrant 2, was inspired by a similar incident. It lets you quickly notify your family, friends, and crack legal team (if you have one) of your situation with a single tap of y
At a time when e-mail and many other forms of electronic communication are essentially free, wireless carriers are still charging as much as 20 cents to send a text message to a phone, and another 20 cents to receive it. Paying so much to transmit a
While new technologies—the Internet, cell phones, email, Facebook, twitter, blogs—help people communicate and fight the state by shedding light on the state's practices, the state will of course also try, where it can, to use technology to oppress.
BlackBerry said it would work with mobile operators to switch off its popular messenger service if they were ordered by authorities to do so during civil unrest, after police singled out the system as a key tool used in last month's riots.
With this week's announcement of Google's plan to buy Motorola Mobility, we took a look at the significant technology milestones in the company’s history.
The term “phone hacking” dominating headlines around the world refers broadly to a variety of methods journalists at The News of the World and other newspapers could have used to listen to thousands of voice mail messages until the scandal came to li
The New York legislature just banned any unlicensed operation in the AM and FM bands. You must obtain an FCC license in violation of federal law -- there's no exemption for "micropower" transmitters...transmission without a license is prohibited.
Microsoft/Skype should be shaking in its boots.
IPHONE users may soon be stopped from filming at concerts — as a result of new Apple technology. The leading computer company plans to build a system that will sense when people are trying to video live events — and turn off their cameras. A pa
The days of rummaging for your cellphone may be over. Bluetooth-enabled timepieces now pull all your phone alerts right to your wrist. Eventually, these watches will communicate directly with the Web and serve as mobile hotspots on their own.
After 6 years of development FreedomsPhoenix is ready to release the full package of what FreedomsPhoenix was always meant to be. The first eZine of the liberty movement will be released next week and join our multi-media platform.
A new national alert system is set to begin that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones. Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts would appear on cell phones equipped with special chips and software.
The most disturbing thing about the Android malware scare might be Google's cure. Over the weekend Google deployed its so-called "kill switch" against the Android malware that had infected possibly thousands of phones. Google's action remote-wipes an
The Internet seems to be available again in Egypt after the country cut access to the Web and cellphone networks for a week amid mass unrest. “Good news: Internet access being restored in Egypt,” Google wrote on its official Twitter profile earlie
Pirate Radio USA is a feature length documentary about the underground world of unlicensed radio in the USA, where people play what they want and say what they want—unless the FCC catches them…
I have to wonder sometimes if there’s a limit to where Google will go. I can’t deny that I’m often cheering them on as they gobble up companies, scan every book ever published and apparently turn a smartphone into a universal translator, as reported
President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. governmen
THE Chinese regulator has declared Internet phone services other than those provided by China Telecom and China Unicom as illegal, which is expected to make services like Skype unavailable in the country. To protect state-owned telecom carriers, medi
Ad says: "Perfect for Motorcycles or Armed Combat". Hey, isn't riding a motorcycle armed combat on 2 wheels?