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Supreme Court will take case on warrantless cell phone searches

The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider whether police have the authority to search the mobile phones of suspects without a warrant, in a key constitutional test in the smartphone age. The top US court indicated it would consider arguments later this year in two related cases on police…

New Zealand woman drives for 190 miles asleep at the wheel

A New Zealand woman drove for hundreds of kilometres (miles) while asleep at the wheel, sending texts from her mobile phone along the way, police said Wednesday. Police said they received an emergency call just after midnight Wednesday from a friend concerned the woman had gone out in her car…

Europe drops investigation into mobile phone collusion pricing

The European Commission said Thursday it was dropping an investigation into five huge European telecoms companies over possible collusion in setting industry standards for mobile phones. The Commission said it had been in contact last year with Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Spain’s Telefonica, Vodafone and Telecom Italia, plus mobile sector…

U.S. Internet users not as scam-savvy as they think

SAN FRANCISCO — US Internet users are continuing to fall for online scams, especially if the promised prize is a chance at a hip new gadget such as a tablet computer, according to a new study. More than half of those surveyed in a Ponemon study backed by Internet security…

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