Placing a 911 call for help during an emergency would be as simple as sending a text message under a plan unveiled Aug. 10 by the Federal Communications Commission.
Researchers say weaknesses in interoperability standards for radios used by law enforcement leave the systems open to eavesdropping and jamming, even from a GirlTech IM-Me texting toy.
A study seems to show that red and blue states prefer different mobile platforms.
The service plans to gradually replace all its Windows Phones with iPhones and Android-based devices that run provisioning software so that users can access work and personal apps.
The city forms a new unit to track social media sites, where criminals have been known to announce crimes or brag about them afterward.
BlackBerry Messenger has been the communications channel of choice for those organizing the London riots; now RIM could turn over logs to police, and a hacker group threatens retaliation.
Two Microsoft executives say Google was invited to join patent purchases, but Google says that was just a legal ploy.
Creating secure applications for mobile devices is possible, but the differences between network and mobile security make it tough, experts say.
Two researchers introduced their WASP drone at the Black Hat security conference, and its potential for malfeasance is clear.
The winning project teams, selected from more than 200 nominated, combined leadership and technical innovation with a determination to improve services and cut costs.
Security researcher Dan Kaminsky's Neutrality Router, unveiled at Black Hat, would detect when a service provider is interfering with traffic.
The examination of 10,000 applications reveals signs of potential trouble and suggests ways to protect smart phones.
Google says those companies and others have banded together to buy up thousands of patents that could be used for legal attacks against its mobile operating system.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is expanding its technological reach with the help of a mobile communications vehicle.
Three out of every 10 Android users face hacking attempts annually, more than doubling users' risks from just six months ago, says Lookout Mobile Security.