NSA and British Governments Break Into Billions of SIM Cards

U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies have reportedly hacked into the computer network of giant SIM card maker Gemalto and taken smartphone encryption keys potentially used by customers of hundreds of mobile phone carriers worldwide. The British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), allowed the two spy agencies to monitor a large portion of the world’s mobile phone voice and data traffic, according to a story in The Intercept....

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Smart Devices Monitoring Us and Predicting Our Needs

Our smart phones can tell not only when they’re being used, but how you’re holding them, if you’re walking, how many steps you take a day and obviously know your phone call patterns and even your calendar.  How far are we going? Now, developers are looking at including biometrics and cameras to monitor us even more.  This will let these devices provide us with what we need, when we need it — kind of like a...

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Bad Cell Coverage No More!

Who hasn’t had trouble with cell phone reception?  There’s a new cell phone being developed that will also use your WiFi, but did you know that you can get your own “Micro Site” from the major carriers that will get rid of those dead zones in your home or office? If you’ve got Verizon, here’s the inside scoop on the hardware from Tom’s Guide.  This device specifically provides a signal for...

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Apple’s iPhone 4 Connection Problems: Thoroughly Reviewed

Apple‘s iPhone 4 has problems with dropped calls and slow data rates.  The blame’s been cast on everything from left-handed users holding the phone incorrectly through the signal strength display not being correct.  (They’ve got to be kidding, right?  How can the signal strength meter on a digital phone cause the phone’s modems to mess up?) Well, I’ve found a great reference, photos included, as to what...

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