NSA Targets Cell Phones Through Games Like Angry Birds

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 6:47 am

According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, are working on ways to use weak security for smartphone games like Angry Birds to spy on people. The games contain information both about the phone being used and the user – location, gender, age – which would allow the spy agencies to track someone and run the information they suck out through their surveillance infrastructure.

 

ICE ICE Baby: Sexual Predator App From ICE

By: Friday September 13, 2013 10:15 am

ICE has launched a sexual predator app for smartphones which provides alerts, news reports, and links to other resources, like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

It also allows users to submit tips about suspected child molestors and pornographers

Pull Up a Chair: Smartphones and Driving

By: Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00 am

Ten years ago when I traveled – be it driving, riding a train or taking a bus – I was likely only listening to music to pass the time. The entertainment value of all three options was relatively equal but driving often provide greater flexibility.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Dr. Larry Rosen, Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

By: Sunday May 16, 2010 2:00 pm

[Welcome Dr. Larry Rosen, and Hosts Jayan Kalathil and Melissa Bolton-Klinger] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book.  Please take other conversations to a previous thread.  - bev] Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn In his new book, Rewired, Professor Larry Rosen tackles an intriguing subject: the [...]

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