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Mobile apps lack adequate privacy information, say privacy enforcement authorities

Most mobile applications fail to explain to consumers what information is being collected and how it will be used, finds a recent global review of 1,211 popular apps.

Spotlight: FirstNet to issue RFI on radio access network, security, partnerships

The First Responder Network Authority will release a request for information Sept. 17 that will focus on the core radio access network, security and partnerships.

New study lauds US mobile broadband leadership, cautions impact of government policy

A new global study perches the United States high above other countries in mobile broadband innovation and performance, but warned that future policy actions on wireless availability and development could imperil the larger U.S. economy.

Municipalities, industry give thumbs up to federal 'Model City' initiative to test spectrum sharing

In public comments submitted to federal regulators, representatives from several municipalities, industry groups and other organizations strongly endorsed a government initiative to test and develop advanced technologies and techniques to share spectrum in a real-world setting.

FTC provides several areas of concern about mobile banking to CFPB

While mobile banking provides consumers with "unprecedented efficiency and convenience," consumers should be aware of fraudulent or unfair practices that could impose additional costs or compromise their data, the Federal Trade Commission said in comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Board.

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Privacy research is the next frontier to be tackled by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program.  NITRD, the IT research and development program that encourages collaboration across federal departments, will formulate a National Privacy Research Strategy says a  notice  from the National Science Foundation.

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Some security and privacy weaknesses that were part of healthcare.gov's initial deployment remain unresolved, finds the Government Accountability Office. While the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has addressed some of the issues with the site, it hasn't fully mitigated all of them, says the watchdog.