The National Institute of Standards and Technology released version 1 of a free, open source system comprised of a web application, tools and clients for testing and evaluating the security of mobile applications.
The so-called " building block " is intended to provide an example of a cybersecurity implementation that a variety of sectors can use. The center, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has also proposed building blocks for continuous monitoring and trusted geolocation.
A recently introduced Senate bill would limit the Food and Drug Administration's ability to regulate mobile applications used in medical settings.
Use of anti-distracted-driving technology will only increase if it appeals to drivers for reasons other than safety, industry representatives and safety advocates said during a Feb. 6 summit in Washington, D.C.
The National Security Agency developed a way to spy on people through smartphone apps such as the game Angry Birds that transmit users' information across the internet, a Jan. 28 report from The Guardian says.
For the first time, the Justice Department has filed charges for piracy of mobile applications.
FirstNet has taken an initial step toward the development of applications for the public safety broadband network as well as a mobile app platform.
The Veterans Affairs Department has rolled out a suite of apps for clinicians and patients that pull information from the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture electronic health record. Among the patient-facing apps is a secure messaging tool for communicating with doctors and nurses, but soon it plans to take that tool a step further and begin communicating visually with the patient.
Simple, focused design can greatly enhance user experience and functionality of mobile apps, a panel said in a Sept. 25 DigitalGov University webinar. Design must be streamlined for the user experience, National Institutes of Health Project Manager David Hale said during the webinar.
Ninety-one percent of American adults own a cellphone, finds a Pew Internet and American Life study published Sept. 19. The most popular activity besides talking on the cellphone is text messaging, with 81 percent of those surveyed saying they send or receive texts.