US National Security Agency can collect location data from cell phones but “chooses not to” collect it
Prepare for a massive heap of stories about the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the controversial leak of information pertaining to its questionable data collection operations. We’re certainly going to hear about it for quite some time. Whether you think Edward Snowden, the individual responsible for most of the [...]Read More »
US government is collecting millions of phone records from Verizon on a daily basis, courtesy secret court order
In some rather disturbing news, it has been revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans making calls through Verizon’s phone service. The news came from The Guardian, who acquired information from a top secret court order which was issued [...]Read More »
According to Joseph Brown, a developer of hacked carrier updates for iOS, Apple and carriers are “purposefully” throttling the data speeds of the iPhone and iPad to help “even out” the network of some carriers:
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“Apple and the carriers have implented coding to purposely slow down or limit the data
In case you already forgot about it, the Copyright Alert System launched in the US in late February. We covered it pretty extensively. But even if you did completely forget about it, we wouldn’t blame you. A study meant to gauge how easy it is to trigger the CAS has [...]Read More »
Now that the “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System has gone live, and we know exactly how some of these alerts will look like, it’s about time that ISPs revealed how they’ll be implementing the system. Let’s go through each of the participating ISPs one by one and see how each of [...]Read More »
We’re probably all used to Siri being one of the iconic features of iOS devices by now, but let’s not forget that there was once a time that Apple did not own Siri and it was a standalone app. A feature on The Huffington Post looks at the story behind [...]Read More »
What do you do when you have a nice six-figure salary and are given the opportunity to work from home? Well, outsource your entire job to China of course! Okay, maybe not. But that’s what one US worker did.
Working as a software developer (in his 40s) in the United [...]Read More »
This post is sponsored (paid for) and written by Verizon Wireless.
It’s 2013, and Verizon wants to help you start off the year right on track. Holiday travels may be (mostly) over, but the updated VZ Navigator app from Verizon can make sure your travel plans this year go smoothly. [...]Read More »
Remember that controversial six-strikes anti-piracy thing we talked about? And how that got delayed to 2013? Well, it’s 2013 now and the program is just a couple of weeks away from officially kicking off. None of the participating ISPs have detailed their measures, but TorrentFreak was able to obtain Verizon’s [...]Read More »
Privacy advocates are gonna love Verizon after this one. The company has filed a patent application for a set-top box that is similarly equipped as Microsoft’s Kinect — cameras, microphones and motion sensors, everything you would need to track movements in a room. What room, you ask? Why, you’re living [...]Read More »
Online advertisers, such as Google, have been doing it for years. However, what if your telecom company (mobile phone service provider) decided to start collecting your personal data and sell it for the purposes of serving you better targeted ads — what would you do? This is the question being [...]Read More »
ISPs to start enforcing “six strikes” program, an attempt to “educate” consumers on piracy by slowing internet connections or blocking websites
SOPA and PIPA are dead. But anti-piracy measures by the entertainment industry are not. In collaboration with big entertainment, internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States will soon be implementing significant anti-piracy measures across their entire subscriber base. Two of the largest ISPs in the US, Time Warner and [...]Read More »
The new Droid DNA: Android’s latest beast comes with full HD 1920×1080 display, quad-core, 2G RAM, and LTE
HTC and Verizon Wireless have just announced their latest partnership, the Droid DNA by HTC. Its most notable feature is its 5-inch full HD 1080p 1920×1080 screen (440 ppi), the same resolution that we see on our large HDTVs and computer monitors. It’s also one of the most powerful Android [...]Read More »
Remember that rumor I posted last week about how Samsung’s phablet Galaxy Note II is coming to the United States? Yeah, well, it is no longer a rumor — it is official.
Samsung has released an official press statement saying the Galaxy Note II will hit Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, [...]Read More »
Looking for the beast known as Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the United States? Your wish may have just been granted.
Through a mix of leaked screenshots and data digs, BriefMobile, TmoNews, and Android Police are reporting the Galaxy Note 2 will be hitting all four major carriers [...]Read More »
Motorola has been working on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Droid 4 basically all year and it has finally passed through Verizon; it is now available as an OTA (over the air) update starting today. The difference between Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 4.0 ICS is the [...]Read More »
Last year Motorola released DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX, two top-of-line 4G LTE devices at the time. DROID RAZR MAXX was especially popular because of its super 3300mAh battery that provided amazing battery life. Now rumor has it Motorola is looking to refresh the devices with new HD versions.[...]Read More »
For a long time tethering your Android device’s Internet connection to another device was as easy as downloading a free (or paid) tethering app from Android Market/Play Store. Then everything changed when greedy corporations decided they wanted to charge you extra money for sharing your Internet connection, a connection you [...]Read More »