FCC: Interfering with WiFi hotspots is illegal

The Federal Communications Commission warned individuals, convention centers and commercial establishments that intentionally interfering with WiFi hotspots is illegal, in an enforcement advisory issued Jan. 27.

FirstNet begins federal consultation

The First Responder Network Authority, the board tasked with overseeing the development of a nationwide, wireless broadband public safety network, continued its consultation process by reaching out to federal agencies last week.

Federal employees increasingly using mobile devices to help them do their jobs, survey finds

About 93 percent of senior federal government employees embrace digital technology in the workplace, improving their productivity, with nearly three-quarters using an agency-issued smartphone and about half using a similar personal device for business purposes, according to a recent report issued by ICF International.

NIST details how organizations can vet mobile apps to detect software vulnerabilities

The guide called "Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications" helps organizations understand and implement security requirements and an app vetting process to evaluate how secure they are.

GSA highlights Spanish-language apps

Spanish-speakers, particularly Hispanic millennials, have some of the highest mobile adoption rates in the country – a fact that makes multilingual mobile content all the more important.


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The poll found that 77 percent of Americans overall want the government to take greater action to combat climate change with 90 percent of Democrats, 78 percent of independents and 48 percent of Republicans in support.