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Mobile devices eclipse computers when it comes to Google searches

Searches are often driven by "need-to-know information" rather than passive consumption, "which aligns with a lot of the information and resources government agencies provide on their digital properties," according to the DigitalGov post.

Apple, Google and massive alliance tell Obama not to weaken encryption, introduce 'backdoors'

The companies were among more than 140 civil society groups, corporations, trade associations and security and policy experts urging President Obama to promote rather than undercut data encryption technology. 

Emergency calling not required for inactive cellphones under FCC proposed rule

The Federal Communications Commission is looking for feedback on whether cellphones that haven't been activated should be required to connect to 911.

'Least privilege' is key to securing mobile devices, says FTC official

The principle of least privilege, which holds that "every program and every user of the system should operate using the least set of privileges necessary to complete the job," is key to ensuring and maintaining security in a mobile world, says an FTC official.

Verizon, Sprint agree to pay $158M in consumer refunds, fines for mobile cramming, says CFPB

Some "unscrupulous" third-party merchants obtained consumers' telephone numbers to cram illegal charges, ranging from one-time fees of 99 cents to $4.99 to monthly subscriptions of $9.99. 

Federal court says no warrant needed to get cellphone location data

A much larger 11-member panel revisited the case, saying that Davis doesn't own the cellphone records because they were created by a third party telephone company for legitimate business purposes.

Pew: Smartphone usage varies among races

Although the digital divide in terms of technology haves and have-nots has narrowed, new research reveals racial differences in usage.

DARPA seeks proposals to extend life of sensors benefiting warfighter, Internet of Things

The Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations program seeks to develop wireless, electromagetic, physical and other types of "event-driven" sensors that will "continuously and passively monitor the environment and activate an electronic circuit only upon detection of a specific signature."

Mobile phone ownership surges in sub-Saharan African countries, new Pew Research report finds

About two-thirds or more surveyed in seven African countries said they owned a mobile phone with South Africa and Nigeria ranking highest in ownership – with nine in 10 owning a phone.

Law enforcement adoption of GIS mobile apps largely determined by expectations, finds study

If you build it, law enforcement officers will come – or rather, they'll come if they think they will do their jobs better. That's the result of a study by the National Institute of Justice, which developed, implemented and evaluated a geographic information system-enabled application that dynamically identifies the location of persons of interest.