Tag Archives: Phones

Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers

Ars Technica: “Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers’ location information to third-party data brokers following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently urged all … Continue reading

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FCC investigates site that let most US mobile phones’ location be exposed

Enlarge / Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), as seen on April 18, 2018. (credit: New America / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission has taken preliminary steps to examine the actions of LocationSmart, a southern California company that has suddenly found itself … Continue reading

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Jordan Jankus – Personal Tech & Smart Phones: How to Utilize Apps for People with Special Needs

Our guest this week is Jordan Jankus, Coordinator of Person-Centered & Cognitive Supports at Arc of Westchester,  the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and … Continue reading

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Help Students Help Themselves: Make Them Put Their Phones Away

I am leading a writing lockdown right now.   Am I locked in a room writing? Not quite.  But I am in a quiet room, with about 25 other people, mostly students, who are similarly focused on a piece of writing.  … Continue reading

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FBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Boonrit Panyaphinitnugoon) Federal Bureau of Investigation officials are continuing to voice their displeasure with Apple's approach to iPhone security, with one FBI official reportedly calling the company "jerks" and an "evil genius" this week. Apple … Continue reading

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