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When calling these people, you want to be able to get through. Fairfax County, Virginia

Attackers can make it impossible to dial 911

'Denial of service' cyberattacks are increasingly used to shut down websites. New research reveals that 911 call centers are vulnerable to the threat as well.
Pocket your phone without worry. Phone image via www.shutterstock.com.

Why you can’t fry eggs (or testicles) with a cellphone

Did your holiday gift list include radiation-shielding undies to protect your privates from cellphone radio waves? A radiation expert explains they're unnecessary – your phone won't affect your fertility.
Matatu or minibuses in a downtown Nairobi park. Good information about transport is critical for citizens in any place. Reuters

Using data from cellphones to help Nairobi crack commuter stress

Involving the public in data collection - through crowd sourcing - to produce critical public services such as maps and transit apps helps build new conversations on how the system can be improved.
Low-income teens are unable to participate in social media conversations of their wealthier peers. Phone image via www.shutterstock.com

Teens without smartphones encounter a new digital divide

With low-income kids unable to participate in the social media conversations of their wealthier peers, a new form of digital inequity is emerging.
Telstra takes a bite at Optus claims over mobile phone coverage. Flickr/Andrew Scott

Optus’ apology on coverage highlights multi-network problem

Mobile coverage of two of the major telecommunications companies is in the news again after Telstra took Optus to court over an advertisement that was found to be misleading. The complaint against Optus…

Mobile technology does not cause cancer

New research has found there are no links between mobile phone technology and health problems such as cancer. The 11-year…
Advergames on mobile phones allow advertisers to directly target young children with games that promote unhealthy food. Toca Boca/flickr

Advergames play with nutrition by making fast food rewarding

Advergaming is a relatively recent approach to advertising that overcomes many of the limitations of traditional advertising. But advergames are increasingly being used by fast food companies to target…
The 4G revolution will not be live streamed due to insufficient bandwidth. hugovk

Indoor blackspots could leave 4G revolution wanting

The latest battle between mobile phone companies for customers is well underway as they prepare for the full introduction of 4G, the new superfast service that is supposed to allow unprecedented internet…

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