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Increase Your Computer and Phone’s Internet Speed in 11 Easy Steps

12.09.2022 · Posted in Information Articles

Is your Internet speed frustrating you? Do you wish that your computer could access data and websites more quickly? Here are some extra measures you may take to improve and speed up your Internet connection beyond the already-popular ones. What You Need to Know About Improving Your Cell Phone’s Internet Speed Clean the cache in ...

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Mobile World Congress canceled, coronavirus made it “impossible” to hold the event – GSMA

The GSMA says it has canceled Mobile World Congress after the coronavirus made it “impossible” to hold the event.

The world's biggest phone show, MWC 2020, is no longer taking place this year.

GSMA CEO John Hoffman says in this statement that the coronavirus outbreak made it “impossible” to hold the event, which was ...

Carriers ignore studies that show they **** at preventing SIM-swap attacks

Now that many online services rely on sending SMSes to your phone to authenticate your identify, thieves and stalkers have created a whole "SIM swap" industry where they defraud your phone company or bribe employees to help them steal your phone account so they can break into all your other accounts.

In ...

Schneier: “It’s really too late to secure 5G networks”

Bruce Schneier's Foreign Policy essay in 5G security argues that we're unduly focused on the possibility of Chinese manufacturers inserting backdoors or killswitches in 5G equipment, and not focused enough on intrinsic weakness in a badly defined, badly developed standard wherein "near-term corporate profits prevailed against broader social good."

Schneier points to a variety of factors ...

New York Times analyzes a leaked set of location data from a private broker, sounds the alarm

In 2017, a string of reports revealed that data-brokers were acquiring and linking titanic sets of location data from apps and mobile carriers and mining that data (and sometimes selling it outright). The carriers promised they'd end the practice, but they were lying. A year later, fresh reports surfaced of both app- and ...

Frustrated game devs automated the production of 1,500 terrible slot machine apps and actually made money

Last March, game devs Alex Schwartz and Ziba Scott gave a presentation at the Game Developers Conference called "1,500 Slot Machines Walk into a Bar: Adventures in Quantity Over Quality in which they described how their own dissatisfaction with falling revenues from mobile app stores led them to muse about bulk-creating ****** apps and ...

Debullshitifying the Right to Repair excuses Apple sent to Congress

Apple's response to the Congressional committee investigating monopolistic behavior by tech giants contains a chapter on Right to Repair, whose greatest enemy is Apple -- the company led successful campaigns to **** 20 state level Right to Repair bills last year.

Apple's response was parsimonious with the truth.

Ifixit (previously), a business ...

Ecommerce sites’ mobile templates hide information that shoppers use to save money

In Do Consumers Make Less Accurate Decisions When They Use Mobiles?, a study by researchers at Ben Gurion University accepted for presentation at next month's International Conference on Information Systems in Munich, the researchers seek to discover why consumers spend more money on ecommerce sites when using mobile devices than when they use ...

A woman’s stalker compromised her car’s app, giving him the ability to track and immobilize it

An Australian woman's creepy, violent ex-boyfriend hacked her phone using stalkerware, then used that, along with her car's VIN number, to hack the remote control app for her car (possibly Landrover's Incontrol app), which allowed him to track her location, stop and start her car, and adjust the car's temperature.

It's a great leap forward ...

EFF and ACLU triumph as federal judge rules that warrantless, suspicionless device searches at the border are illegal

Back in 2017, EFF, ACLU and ACLU of Massachusetts sued the US government on behalf of 11 travelers whose devices had been subjected to warrantless, suspicionless searches by Customs and Border Protection at the US border.

Now, a federal court in Boston has found in favor of the travelers, affirming that CBP cannot conduct ...