We all have a sneaking suspicion that our cell phones are bad for us. You hear it every day: they erode our attention span and keep us connected to social media when we should be paying attention to the people right in front of our eyes. But what if cell phones are actually physically Read More
An Illinois woman made the fatal decision of rescuing her cell phone from her burning home.
Last night, 44-year-old Wendy Rybolt fled from her home that was on fire, but decided to go back inside to grab her phone. Police were called to the scene and tried rescuing her.
Australian law enforcement is struggling to solve some recent murders because some dangerous suspects have apparently started using un-hackable encrypted phones.
If the chilly weather wasn’t already taking enough of an emotional toll on everyone, there’s even more bad news: it’s killing your cell phone’s battery life. The startling report comes from a television station in Pittsburgh, which is also currently gripped in the bitter blast, and discovered that phones are draining more quickly than normal.
It’s no Lumia, but this sounds impressive: A Madrid-based communications firm said it has created the first fully secure and encrypted smartphone that lets users send and receive calls (and texts) without being vulnerable to hackers or snoopers.
Dubbed the Blackphone, its sleek all-black case and touchscreen makes it look like it fell out of the pocket of James Bond’s blazer. The Android-based device uses an operating system named PrivatOS that promises highly secure privacy protection that would make the NSA wince. The yet-to-be-priced phone can transfer encrypted files and features a video chat option.
Dear city tweens, we need to have a chat. We thought this was fairly obvious, but considering recent events, apparently we need to reiterate this point: do not, under any circumstances, sink your braces-covered teeth into a school administrator, even if they deprive you of your beloved cell phone. Got it?
If you were somehow tricked into thinking you still had any semblance of privacy in our great nation, please think again. Wired reports that the federal government has stated that you have “no reasonable expectation of privacy” when it comes to location data transmitted by your cell phone, thus giving them the right to review your location history without a warrant.