Google has been lobbying federal regulators to free up unused spectrum so the Internet giant can provide alternative wireless services to that of traditional telecommunications carriers.
In the coming weeks the Federal Bureau of Investigation will have just under 30,000 Android-based devices deployed, said the agency's mobility lead David Rubin during a Jan. 13 industry event.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued guidelines that would allow federal employees to use mobile smartphones and tablets – instead of a smart card – to access government facilities or computer systems.
In reviewing and analyzing information from six randomly selected federal agencies, as well as interviewing many others, GAO found a few agencies' websites haven't incorporated responsive design and that could make it harder for users to find content.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently introduced legislation that would prohibit any federal requirement to build backdoors or security vulnerabilities into American software and hardware products. The bill addresses U.S. government's secret phone and Internet surveillance efforts.
Federal communications regulators are seeking public comment on recommendations from a new report to help reduce smartphone thefts, which is conservatively estimated at about 1 million annually and growing.
Federal regulators this week issued a warning against the use of cellphone jammers – even by state and local law enforcement agencies – that block or interfere with communications, especially emergency calls.
People in emerging markets like Brazil and India are more likely to use mobile Internet services for personal advancement, self improvement and educational purposes than those in more developed nations, accoding to a new global survey released by Juniper Networks Dec. 10.
Personal identity verification at the Defense Department could become more compatible with mobile devices, since the department approved Nov. 24 the first vendor to provide security credentials for Android, Apple and Microsoft mobile devices.
Agencies planning their strategy for citizen-facing mobile services should note that the battle for screen time is swinging in favor of tablets and smartphones. The time Americans spend on mobile devices is climbing while the time they spend at the television has plateaued, finds recent analysis from mobile marketing company Flurry Analytics, based on ComScore and Bureau of Labor Statistics data.