A proliferation of sensors and concurrently-running systems in Naval expeditionary operations can overwhelm Marines on the front. The Office of Naval Research is trying to simplify and streamline data delivery with a program called Agile Bloodhound, a comprehensive solution that encompasses information architecture, content delivery and end point devices.
National roaming could provide one solution to severe mobile network outages that can threaten European security and resilience, says a new report from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.
Twitter gave a lesson to government workers on how to work the social media website to its full advantage, including how to tweet breaking news and how lawmakers can affect policy change through the site. The social media platform issued detailed guidance, saying Twitter alerts provide vital information to the public during fast-moving situations and also gives the public insight into how government works.
Mobile medical apps need to be regulated because patient safety is at risk when they are used to diagnose or treat a disease, said Jeffrey Shuren, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health at a Nov. 19 House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee on health hearing.
The International Telecommunication Union will partner with the international healthcare company Bupa and the World Health Organization, to collaborate on a mobile health initiative to provide health information to fight non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cancer, a Nov. 12 ITU statement says.
Consumers may have the right to unlock their mobile devices by the end of this year--that's the goal that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler set in a Nov. 14 letter to CTIA, the wireless industry trade group.
Brick-and-mortar retail stores are tracking their customers' movement by following the WiFi signals in their smartphones as a way of learning more about shopping habits, an Oct. 19 Washington Post report says. The Future of Privacy Forum and a group of location analytics companies agreed Oct. 22 to a Code of Conduct proposed by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to promote consumer privacy and responsible data use for retail location analytics.
Air carriers will soon be able to allow passengers to use mobile devices during all phases of flight, including departure and landing, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Oct. 31.
The United Kingdom's Communications-Electronics Security Group, the central government agency that serves as the country's technical authority for information assurance, is recommending UK government agencies avoid allowing employees to bring their own device.
Police body cameras could serve as a check against police abuse of powers as long as privacy policies are put in place, an Oct. 9 American Civil Liberties Union paper says. When a New York judge found that the NYPD's stop and frisk tactics violated the constitution, one of the remedies was for the department to begin testing wearable police cameras.