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Stingray cell phone surveillance devices may interfere with 911 calls, senator says

A senator has confirmed that the use of cell site simulators for conducting real-time surveillance on cell phones may interfere with 911 calls. In a letter to the attorney general, Sen. Ron Wyden said

Weak passwords let a hacker access internal Sprint staff portal

It’s not been a great week for cell carriers. EE was hit with two security bugs and T-Mobile admitted a data breach. Now, Sprint is the latest phone giant to admit a security lapse, TechCrunch

SIM swap hacker caught in Florida

Florida police have arrested a 25-year-old named Ricky Joseph Handschumacher. The young man is suspected of grand theft and money laundering. Handschumacher used SIM swapping techniques to steal thous

UK report highlights changing gadget habits — and our need for an online fix

A look back at the past decade of consumer technology use in the UK has shone a light on changing gadget habits, underlining how Brits have gone from being smartphone dabblers back in 2008 when a top-

5G needs a “new mindset” towards Internet rules, telcos warn

Carriers have kicked off the world’s biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an “investment friendly framework” to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the

The White House wants to ban cell phones, citing security risk

The Donald can't seem to keep his hands off the phone while in the White House, but the same rules may not apply to his staff in the near future. The White House is mulling a personal cell phone ban f

HMD’s revived Nokia 3310 classic mobile gets 3G

Nokia brand licensee HMD Global is doubling down on the tech nostalgia card it pulled out back in February, by announcing a 3G version of the colorful candybar Nokia 3310 -- now with support for a ha

The makers of the Solarin secure cellie are building a bitphone

Bitcoin-powered cellphones -- basically phones that can securely hold and send cryptocurrencies -- have long been a fascinating if undeveloped concept in the crypto community. When phones talk to each

Vertu is dead

It’s been a long, downward slide for cellphone maker Vertu. The company, founded by Nokia in 1998, was supposed to be a luxury phone provider to the stars and, to a degree, it delivered. They so

Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend since at least 2013. Using a cell phone's location data and video monitoring, retailers have been tracking customers' movements through stores in an

Update: Life insurance startup Ladder launches in California

Update: This story has been updated to reflect that as of January 2016, Haven Life, the MassMutual’s high tech life insurer, was available in 43 states as of the time of publication.  Ladder,

Flipd app forces you to put your iPhone away so you can get some work done

Let's face it, your phone is a blessing and a curse. Behind its sleek glass front is a whole world of excitement. All your friends, the entirety of the Internet and omg, a kitten video... If you haven

Schoolmint Raises $5.6 Million For Its Online Student Enrollment Platform

Digital enrollment, where parents can go online on their desktops or mobile phones, to register their children for school, seems like an obvious way to harness the power of the internet to simplify an

Pressure In Congress Grows For GPS Tracking Reform After Supreme Court Passes On Cell Phone Case

Senators and House representatives this week are calling on Congress to act on bills that would limit location tracking and phone surveillance after the Supreme Court decided not to hear a cell phone

RePhone Lets You Turn Anything Into A Phone

Making a cellphone is easy. You go into a mine, pull up some ore, extract various metals and then add components that you manufacture from other mines. Then you have to get FCC clearance and create li

Dell to launch China-only mobile phone after all, calls it "Ophone mini3i" (Updated)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/dell-logo-online-new.jpg" /> We broke the news on <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/08/09/source-dell-mobile-phone-launchin

Hello Kitty gets awesome cell phone (China only?)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hello_kitty_handset1-630x472.jpg" /> I am not really sure if this is really a product licensed by <a href="http://www.sanrio.com">Sanrio

NEC develops speech interpretation software for cell phones

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/japan_handset.jpg" /> NEC <a href="http://www.nec.co.jp/press/ja/0901/0505.html">today announced</a> [JP] they developed automatic softw

Dudes keep Motorola clinging to its market share for one more year

Motorola somehow managed to keep its position this year as the number one mobile phone manufacturer in the US, according to a report by analysts at Multimedia Intelligence, but things aren’t looking

Renesas to unveil full HD video processor for cell phones

The days for Japan’s mobile digital TV standard One-Seg may be counted Renesas, the world’s biggest manufacturer of microcontrollers, is planning to unveil a processor that will make it po
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