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In the past, DoD's security review process took so long that devices were off the market by the time the Pentagon allowed them on government networks. This week, DoD approved a secure, commercial version of Android before its manufacturer even released it.
Eight companies are headed to court over their use of Carrier IQ software, Computerworld reports. The lawsuit says the companies have violated federal wiretap laws because Carrier IQ's services, which provides analytics, are intrusive and infringe on users' privacy.
The Air Traffic Organization is in the middle of one of the largest pilots in government testing mobile computing devices. ATO CIO Steve Cooper said business organizations must have a valid need to use the devices. Cooper said ATO will test other mobile devices this spring.
Security researchers say Samsung computers do not come equipped with spyware.
Agencies are testing an assortment of smartphones and tablet computers to improve how their workforces meet their missions. But there still are questions about the security of these devices.
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