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Revealed: U.S. targets death strikes using mobile phones

Be careful when you answer the phone. That’s the message you might heed when considering National Security Operations and CIA operations in Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, according to a new report. According to documents and an interview with an alleged former drone operator, the United States uses geolocation targeting that…

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…

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…

Nokia feels out tattoos that vibrate with incoming calls

SAN FRANCISCO — Mobile phone maker Nokia is seeking a US patent for tattoos that vibrate to let people know when they have calls on their mobile phones. Technology laid out in a patent application available online Wednesday would enable tattoos to receive magnetic waves emitted by mobile phones. Waves…

Australian women reject ‘I love u’ texts

Australian women may have embraced the digital era, but they prefer a face-to-face declaration of affection to an “I love u” text and find men addicted to their mobile phones a major turnoff. That’s according to a study carried out by romance publisher Mills & Boon, timed to coincide with Valentines Day on Tuesday.…

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