With $2.2 million in Homeland Security Department funding, Boeing is partnering with a software company to develop a smartphone "brain chip" to verify that the phone's owner is who they say they are.
For instance, the ACLU pointed out that encrypted smartphone apps like Signal and WhatsApp are free and easily downloadable from major app stores, while Apple has built encrypted voice, video and text communications apps into its operating system.
The department's Science and Technology Directorate said the awards will focus on four technical areas, including mobile device instrumentation, mobile security management tools, transactional security methods, and mobile device layer protection.
In anticipation of a second wave of digital disruption, the U.S. Postal Service's Inspector General released a report outlining 10 mobile-focused efforts that the agency could utilize to better "equip people with a post office on their phone" and prevent competitors from gaining footholds in the space.
Kevin Bankston, director of New America's Open Technology Institute, called smartphone theft a "criminal epidemic," in which there were 3.1 million victims in 2013, nearly double from the prior year.
Standard cellphone text messaging could soon give way to newer mobile messaging apps, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center that reveals surprisingly high adoption rates. Thirty-six...
The State Department's bureau of information resource management is exploring how an industry partner could help it better issue and manage its mobile devices and cellular services.
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking vendor products and technical expertise on three projects that focus on mobile device security, personal identity verification credentials for such devices and access control.
Government employees are pushing less and less paper as the public sector outpaces all other industries in the adoption of mobile document editing and document access apps, according to Good Technology's latest quarterly mobility index report.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the first federal appeals court to hold that the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement applies to location data. Previously, both the 11th and 5th circuit courts ruled in favor of the government.