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GAO: Agencies need to keep better tabs on the mobile devices they issue

Inspectors zeroed in on the 15 federal agencies with the highest reported annual telecommunications spending. What they found shows inadequate procedures for monitoring and controlling spending on cell phones.

Tags: Dena Levitz , GAO , GSA , Mobile devices , OMB , Telecommunications

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:11pm EDT

NIST says secure those mobile devices

New guidance offers steps agencies can take address risks in cell phones, PDAs

Tags: Technology , NIST , JM , DoD , Treasury , State , Navy , PDAs , mobile technology , Wayne Jensen

Tuesday - 11/25/2008, 07:58pm EST

Hackers can use SMS messages to attack cell phones

Technology Review reports on research that shows how hackers can disable your mobile devices.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Technology Review , SMS message , hackers , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 01/07/2011, 04:02pm EST

Federal Government can track electronic transactions without a court order

It's a like live Twitter feed of a person's electronic transactions, and the Federal government can get it without a court order.

Tags: FBI , hotwatch , credit cards , calling cards , grocery loyalty cards , Christopher Soghoian , FOIA

Sunday - 12/05/2010, 03:03pm EST

Answer Desk: Can I report people who drive and text?

Randy from Frederick sees a lot of Maryland drivers using their mobile phone while driving, without the use of a hands-free system. He asks the WTOP Answer Desk: Is there a way for other drivers to file reports or call authorities for these illegal actions?

Tags: Maryland State Police , Answer Desk , texting while driving , driving while texting , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 09:05am EST

FBI warns of cell phone cybersecurity crimes

The FBI is warning that mobile phones could be the next target of phishing scams.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , phishing , FBI , Technology , Dorobek Insider ,

Monday - 11/29/2010, 02:55pm EST

Va. AG: Teachers can take phones if student breaking law

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says if a teacher has reasonable suspicion that a student is breaking state law or school rules with his cellphone, the teacher can confiscate it and look at stored messages.

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli , sexting , cyberbullying , Michelle Basch , Rob Bell , Rutherford Institute , John W. Whitehead , The Daily Progress

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 10:31pm EST

Y U Luv Texts, H8 Calls

The Wall Street Journal reports on the surge in texting, making the use of a mobile device as a phone besides the point.

Tags: Wall Street Journal , texting , Twitter , social media , Technology , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/15/2010, 02:57pm EDT

AT&T launches new high-security feature for cell phones

AT&T and SRA International are teaming up to make your smart phone more secure with the launch of Encrypted Mobile Voice Service. Pat Burke, senior vice president of offerings and products at SRA, joined the DorobekINSIDER to explain how the service protects data and what it will cost to secure your phone.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , BlackBerry , SRA International , Technology , Encrypted Mobile Voice Service , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 12:05pm EDT

Compare camera phones in a snap with these sites

Before you commit to a new phone, you may want to consider the quality of the phone camera.

Tags: CNET

Monday - 08/09/2010, 02:57pm EDT
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