stories from August 3rd, 2012

Overhype

by Timothy Geigner


Filed Under:
android, apps, developer, piracy


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Monday

08:52 '5G' Wireless Doesn't Even Technically Exist Yet, But Everyone's Pretty Sure It's Going To Fix Everything (26)

Tuesday

08:27 Police Tell Courts Non-Disclosure Agreement Prevents Them From Getting A Warrant For Cell Phone Tower Spoofers (19)
02:09 Attention Thieves: Check The Auto-Upload On Those Phones You're Stealing (10)
16:29 Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Passes, Bad Last-Minute Changes And All (23)

Thursday

21:12 Blackberry CEO 'Outraged,' Scolds T-Mobile Like A Child For Simple Sales Pitch To Blackberry Users (26)

Wednesday

19:03 OSHA To Cell Carriers: Maybe Somebody Could Better Equip And Train Cell Climbers So They Stop Dying? (45)

Tuesday

16:33 Investors Whine As T-Mobile Finally Forces Verizon Wireless To (GASP) Compete On Price (24)

Friday

08:32 Sprint Seemingly Shocked That Nobody Wants Them to Kill Off Price-Disruptive and Competitive T-Mobile (17)

Thursday

14:13 Bad AT&T Ideas Are Contagious: UK's Vodafone Wants To Try 'Sponsored Data' Idea (28)
04:19 EA: You Can Only Rate Our Dungeon Keeper App If you Give It A Perfect Rating (47)

Wednesday

16:44 Congress Moves to Ban In-Flight Cell Calls, Blowhards at 30,000 Feet (53)

Friday

09:47 NSA, Which Once Claimed It Needed Every Phone Record, Now Claims It Actually Gets Less Than 20% (19)
09:58 Canadian Spy Agency Tracking Users Of Free WiFi At Airports, Hotels, Coffee Shops & Libraries (30)

Wednesday

05:36 T-Mobile Writes The Best Press Release You'll Ever See From A Phone Company (83)

Tuesday

14:14 Really Bad Idea: Senator Klobuchar Wants To Mandate A 'Kill Switch' In All Mobile Phones (49)

Thursday

11:57 NSA Collecting Hundreds Of Millions Of Text Messages Daily, Looking At 'Untargeted' Messages & Data (24)

Tuesday

03:38 Researcher Says Simple Security Fixes From Carriers Would Have Prevented NSA Collection Of Cell Communications (24)

Wednesday

00:13 Wireless Mesh Networks, The NSA, And Re-building The Internet (22)

Tuesday

03:24 US-Israeli Security Company Selling Mobile Phone Surveillance Products To Agencies Around The World (21)

Monday

08:49 Disappointing: Google Releases... Then Removes Great Privacy Feature From Android (58)
03:33 In News That Will Surprise No One, NSA Has Cracked Mobile Phone Encryption To Listen In On Calls (37)

Saturday

09:00 Awesome Stuff: Lenses For Your Phone (16)

Thursday

10:56 Law Enforcement Fails To Pay Telco Bills For Coughing Up Your Info (21)

Tuesday

10:02 Warrantless Collection Of Cellphone Data By Law Enforcement On The Rise, As Is The Use Of Stingray Tower Spoofers (30)

Friday

08:39 Warrantless Cellphone 'Tower Dumps' Becoming Go-To Tool For Law Enforcement (11)

Thursday

03:41 Lightning Strikes Twice: Wannabe Murderer Butt-Dials His Almost-Victim (14)

Wednesday

13:05 NSA Is Tracking Mobile Phone Location On So Many People It Can't Handle The Data Storage (46)
05:29 Cell Phone Manufacturers Offer Carefully Worded Denials To Question Of Whether NSA Can Track Powered-Down Cell Phones (83)

Thursday

09:50 How Do You Manage The Performance And Reliability Of Web Apps And Services? (0)

Monday

03:37 Patent Troll Shell Company Owned By Microsoft And Apple Launches Massive Patent Attack On Android (55)
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