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  • DRUDGE: "HACKER HORROR: ALL PRIVATE CELLPHONE NUMBERS OF DEMS IN CONGRESS MADE PUBLIC"

    08/12/2016 3:36:38 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 466 replies
    HACKER HORROR: ALL PRIVATE CELLPHONE NUMBERS OF DEMS IN CONGRESS MADE PUBLIC
  • WSJ Reporter: Homeland Security Tried to Take My Phones at the Border

    07/21/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    MotherBoard ^ | July 21, 2016 | by JOSEPH COX
    On Thursday, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter claimed that the Department of Homeland Security demanded access to her mobile phones when she was crossing the border at the Los Angeles airport.The case highlights the powers that border agents purport to have, and how vulnerable sensitive information can be when taken through airports in particular.“I wanted to share a troubling experience I had with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in the hopes it may help you protect your private information,” Maria Abi-Habib, a WSJ journalist focused on ISIS and Al Qaeda wrote in a post on Facebook. (Abi-Habib...
  • Cell Phone Plan Advice

    07/10/2016 6:37:01 PM PDT · by Ferndina · 52 replies
    I have seen Freepers discuss different cell phone plans, my son is in search of a new plan and when I searched for past articles, nothing was found. I was hoping if you would share positive experiences with your cell phone carrier and plan. I'm not super excited about mine. My sone have Republic Wireless now and is thinking of switching to Cricket. Thank you in advance.
  • Godless Apps Seem in Google Play, 90% of Android Phones at Risk

    06/24/2016 9:26:33 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    OppTrends ^ | June 24, 2016 | Ali Raza
    A new family of malicious apps, most of which were available on the Google Play Store, all containing malicious codes have been detected by a group of security researchers. The Godless apps are believed to be able secretly to root 90 percent of all Android phones. AntiVirus provider, Trend Micro wrote in a recent blog post that they had discovered a new family of malicious apps. The apps called, Godless, contains a collection of the rooting exploits that can work on any device which is running the Android version 5.1 and below. This means that close to 90 percent of...
  • Germany to require ID for buying prepaid phones

    06/01/2016 11:03:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Jun 2016 16:39 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Those who prefer their mobile phone to remain anonymous are in for a shock in Germany, as ministers agreed on Wednesday to require anyone buying a pay-as-you-go SIM card to present ID. “You could buy a prepaid phone today in the name of Donald Duck,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maizičre said after the weekly cabinet meeting. “Knowledge is power. And we want to oppose terrorist organizations powerfully,” he went on in a press conference defending the new anti-terror law that the rule falls under. […] “The new anti-terror package mixes up widely varying enlargements of powers for the security services...
  • Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study

    05/28/2016 12:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | RYAN KNUTSON
    Multiyear, peer-reviewed study found ‘low incidences’ of two types of tumors in male rats exposed to type of radio frequencies commonly emitted by cellphones A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects. The multiyear, peer-reviewed study, by the National Toxicology Program, found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in male rats that were exposed to the type of radio frequencies that are commonly emitted by cellphones. The tumors were gliomas, which are in the glial cells of...
  • Fox’s Rosen: Sources Claim Bergdahl’s Taliban Collaboration ‘As Serious As You Can Imagine’

    06/04/2014 11:40:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fox News reporter James Rosen claimed intelligence sources have told him not only that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl willingly collaborated with the Taliban, but that his involvement with the terrorist group may be “as serious as you can imagine.” Rosen spoke with Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night about his ongoing conversations with intelligence and Pentagon officials regarding both old and new investigations into Bergdahl’s likely desertion and possibly treasonous activities. “My reporting has shown that the intelligence community also undertook a separate [from the Army] investigation of Sgt. Bergdahl,” Rosen explained, “both his final period of active duty that culminated in...
  • What President Bush Has Not Told Us About Iraq - (successes the liberal media won't tell you!)

    07/05/2005 5:50:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 1,149+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JULY 5, 2005 | SCOTT GRAY
    Kofi Annan had what perhaps was the quote of the week recently. In an editorial displayed in The Washington Post, Annan said of Iraq: “In a media-hungry age, visibility is often regarded as proof of success, but this does not necessarily hold true in Iraq.” Most of Iraq’s successes have been away from the camera. They have been too far away for most Americans to see. President Bush has stated that “successes” abound in Iraq, but he has failed to elaborate. Therefore, I followed Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s advice and searched for the real facts about Iraq. We do see...
  • A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones

    05/06/2016 11:39:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Thursday May 5, 2016 11:50pm | By Chris Mills
    A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones If, and by how much cellphones increase the risk of brain cancer is a long and disputed argument. No one study is going to settle anything, but one statistical analysis of data in Australia hints at cellphones being reasonably safe. The study examines the incidence of brain cancer in the Australian population between 1982 to 2013. The study pitted the prevalence of mobile phones among the population—starting at 0 percent—against brain cancer rates, using data from national cancer registration data. The results showed a very slight increase in...
  • The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

    05/01/2016 7:17:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    L A Times ^ | By Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton
    s the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom. There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member to press her finger against an iPhone that had been seized from a Glendale home. The phone contained Apple's fingerprint identification system for unlocking, and prosecutors wanted access to the data inside it. It marked a rare time that prosecutors have demanded a person provide a fingerprint to open...
  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/30/2016 5:56:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/30/2016 | Tami Abdollah
    The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can't keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S. officials had claimed was impossible to crack. Apple, meanwhile, remains in the dark about how to restore the security of its flagship product. The government said it was able to break into an iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, but it didn't say how. That puzzled Apple software engineers — and outside experts — about how the FBI broke the digital...
  • Jury Acquits Woman Arrested for Protecting Her Dog From a Cop

    03/10/2016 11:18:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 106 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 8, 2016 12:42 pm | Jacob Sullum
    Last week a West Virginia woman who stood between her dog and a state trooper intent on killing him was acquitted of obstructing an officer by a jury in Wood County. It took jurors just half an hour to acquit 23-year-old Tiffanie Hupp after they watched the video of the incident that Hupp's husband, Ryan, shot with his cellphone. Trooper Seth Cook came to the Hupps' house on May 9, 2015, in response to a dispute between a neighbor and Ryan's stepfather. There Cook encountered Buddy, a Labrador-husky mix who was chained outside the house. The dog, whom Hupp describes...
  • Dad Arrested for Taking Daughter’s Phone as Punishment

    01/27/2016 12:09:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 72 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/27/2016 | Melissa Walker
    When Ronald Jackson found a text he thought was rude and inappropriate on his then-12-year-old daughter's phone in September 2013, he took the cell away. But the child's mother, Michelle Steppe, balked at his action -- and she called the police. Steppe and Jackson have not been a couple for years, and Steppe is now married to a Grand Prairie, Texas, police officer. When the police showed up at Jackson's door later that day and asked for the iPhone 4 back, Jackson refused. "At that point I decided the police don't interfere with my ability to parent my daughter," he...
  • The 2-Year Phone Contract Is Dead

    01/19/2016 3:15:13 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 54 replies
    The Fool ^ | January 18, 2016 21:16 UTC | Adam Levy
    You won't be getting a subsidy on your new smartphone in 2016. AT&T (NYSE:T) and Sprint (NYSE:S) are the last two of the four major wireless carriers to do away with the two-year phone contract and subsidy model. Now, any new contract requires customers to pay for their new smartphone upfront or in installments separate from their service bill. Verizon (NYSE:VZ) killed off smartphone subsidies in August, and T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) is now three years removed from its Uncarrier initiative that kicked off this whole trend. Ultimately, wireless carriers could be better off for it, and big phone companies like Apple...
  • Filming the police (at a safe distance) is not a crime

    01/02/2016 10:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    In some parts of the country this seems to be a settled question but it’s still cropping up in a disturbing number of places. We’re seeing incidents where court cases are popping up over instances where private citizens out on public property wind up in court with the cops after filming the activities of police on the streets. This can go one of two ways: the citizen is in trouble for doing the filming and faces charges or the cops are on the stand because of how they reacted to the filming. Neither should be showing up on the docket,...
  • LEAKED: The secret catalog American law enforcement orders cellphone-spying gear

    12/18/2015 6:31:45 AM PST · by walford · 33 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Cory Doctorow
    The Intercept has obtained a secret government catalog that law enforcement agencies use to source even-more-secret cellular spying devices, mostly variants on the Stingray/Dirtbox, which pretend to be cellular towers in order to harvest the subscriber details of all the people within range (up to an entire city, for the airplane-mounted Dirtboxes). The catalog details the capabilities and costs of the different devices in use in at least 60 law enforcement agencies in the US, most of whom will not admit to owning them (this can go to absurd lengths, such as lying in court, or police-on-police raids to confiscate...
  • Hundreds of migrants arriving in Norway had mobile phones containing images of executions

    12/14/2015 4:56:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Hundreds of asylum-seekers entering Norway were discovered to have images of ‘executions’ and ‘severed heads’ on their mobile phones. The revelation comes amid heightened fears that ISIS is exploiting the migrant crisis to smuggle fighters into Europe, following last month’s attacks in Paris. Police admitted that the ‘explosion’ of refugees crossing into the country over the summer and in recent months meant that security checks were less thorough than required, and weren’t checking the background of those entering the country. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3359901/Hundreds-migrants-arriving-Norway-mobile-phones-containing-images-executions-severed-heads-dead-children-police-reveal.html#ixzz3uLYYe4UG Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Dozens of propane tanks stolen from 3 different metro locations

    12/11/2015 7:56:02 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 44 replies
    Fox 4 News Kansas City ^ | December 10, 2015 | Shannon O'Brien
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Several Missouri law enforcement agencies have notified the FBI about a large amount of cell phone purchases from area Walmarts.</p> <p>Now, another incident has some people wondering if we are in danger of a terrorist attack in our area. A large number of propane tanks have been reported stolen from several locations is Independence and Lee`s Summit.</p>
  • Large Quantity of Cellphones Bought By “Immigrants” at Rural Missouri Walmart Sets Off Alarms

    12/09/2015 3:45:08 PM PST · by daisy12 · 146 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM last Saturday morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them.
  • Why your new ÂŁ600 smartphone is probably not as good as your phone from a decade ago

    12/03/2015 10:06:14 AM PST · by the scotsman · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 2nd December 2015 | Christopher Williams
    'Ever suspected that your ÂŁ600, top-of-the-range smartphone is not as good for basic communications as the mobile you used a decade ago? Now there is official confirmation you are probably right. A study commissioned by the industry regulator Ofcom has found that for all the technology packed into flagship devices by Apple, Samsung and others, a handset costing a fraction of the price typically provides better signal performance for voice calls and texts. The research, conducted in controlled lab conditions on a selection of popular smartphones and non-smart phones currently on the market, found that on a 2G network the...