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Phony Mobile Towers Could Be Intercepting User Data In The US

You wouldn’t know an interceptor from an ordinary mobile phone tower, there’s no way you can. Except that when your phone connects to one, a variety of over-the-air attacks become possible — everything from eavesdropping to pushing spyware on the device. It all happens stealthily, silently.

Your Phone’s Accelerometer Could Make Mobile Broadband Faster

Your Phone’s Accelerometer Could Make Mobile Broadband Faster

MIT Professor Hari Balakrishnan thinks wireless carriers aren’t using their networks in the most efficient way possible when it comes to mobile broadband, resulting in slower speeds. His solution involves using your phone’s accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer and GPS.

Politics Are What Held Up WiMax In San Francisco

Politics Are What Held Up WiMax In San Francisco

San Franciscans are among the likely folks in America to take to WiMax 4G. So why’d they have to wait so long to get it, despite indications that it was pretty much ready to launch months ago? Hooray, bureaucracy!