The Apple and Samsung supplier played down the job-loss aspect of the story by making it sound as though employees had been liberated to do less menial work.
The secrecy surrounding police use of these "anti-terrorism" devices in ordinary criminal investigations is a big and growing problem, ACLU experts say, one that puts some defendants at an unfair and illegal disadvantage.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday gave Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a big reason to crank up his hustle if he wants to hang on to the part of the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
Cuts to American education, combined with other factors, have made it no longer accurate to call higher education public; a court has ruled that the data on your cellphone is actually the property of your carrier; meanwhile, Chelsea Manning makes a case for "increasing freedom of information and transparency" in the U.S. These items and more inside.
One of the many uncomfortable realities that we all are increasingly obliged to accept, at least on a practical level, is that the many gadgets that power our personal and professional lives can't ever be fully shielded from prying eyes.
Scientists have discovered that radiation from cellphones has affected the way our brains have evolved to function; newsrooms all over the country are downsizing and becoming digital in the process; meanwhile, Germany denies Edward Snowden asylum yet again, but this time wants to find a way to question him. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The trend of geographical location is coming to Facebook. “Places,” the new feature to be implemented in coming weeks, will allow Facebook users to phone home not only their personal information and consumer preferences but their actual physical location to their friends (and advertisers).
Despite widespread public disapproval of the move, the FCC plans to allow companies to provide cellphone service on airplanes You may remember the FCC: It's the one that got so bent out of shape about Janet Jackson's breast Seems the agency is continuously looking out for our best interests.