Recent detentions of travelers to the United States—and seizure of their phones and other work-related material—have sparked alarm.
The last thing we would expect from the Roberts court is a robust defense of civil liberties, but judging from the tenor of Tuesday’s oral argument, we could be in for some surprises.
According to OpenSignal, a company that tracks cellphone data speeds, mobile phone service in the United States is universally lousy compared with the rest of the world.
Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government's creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.
After more than 114,000 people signed a White House petition, the administration is moving to make phone and tablet unlocking a legal right.
After allegedly beating 33-year-old David Sal Silva to death last week, Kern County, Calif., officers reportedly confiscated cellphones from multiple witnesses containing videos of the incident. One piece of footage they apparently weren't able to take away, however, is a grainy black and white surveillance video that shows parts of the encounter.
"Here at Gingrich Productions, we've spent weeks figuring out what do you call this," a completely serious Gingrich says holding up a smartphone. Now he's asking for your help to name something that already has a name.
Not minding his corporate manners, the CEO of the nation's fourth-largest carrier announced that his company plans to take much better care of its customers than any of its rivals.
Devices that intercept calls and text messages and dig into data stored on your mobile phone are being marketed to police departments across the United States “as being perfect for covert operations in public order situations.” Or, as the ACLU’s Privacy SOS blog puts it: protests.