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drag2share: Millions Of Cell Phones Could Be Vulnerable To This SIM Card Hack

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Millions Of Cell Phones Could Be Vulnerable To This SIM Card Hack

With the NSA leaks going full force it probably won’t sound like news at all that a German cryptographer claims to have hacked a SIM card. But that’s never been done before (as far as we know . . .) so it’s kind of a big deal, and shows that millions of phones are potentially vulnerable.


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Sunday, July 21st, 2013 news No Comments

Global Mobile Phone Penetration Nears 100 Percent

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Few technologies in the world have created as immediate and widespread an impact as cell phones. Hand-held phones have completely changed how the world communicates in the span of a decade or so.

We are only a few years from there being a mobile phone subscription for every human being on earth.

According to the International Telecommunications Union, there were 6.4 billion mobile phone subscriptions at the end of 2012, translating to 91% penetration globally. That’s up from a mere 662 million subscriptions a decade ago.

(The world has some 7 billion human inhabitants.)

Of course, mobile subscriptions are not spread evenly between the developed and developing world, and there are many people in the developing world without mobile phone service. Penetration was 124% in the developed world, as a significant number of users have more than one phone. Nonetheless, penetration was still 84% in the developing world.

The ITU forecasts that penetration will take another jump this year. It expects there to be 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions at year-end 2013, good for 96% penetration. It forecasts penetration in the developing world will grow to 89% this year.

Elsewhere, the ITU forecasts there will be 2.1 billion mobile broadband subscriptions (i.e., smartphones) by the end of 2013, suggesting global smartphone penetration of 30%.

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: Smartphones Are Most Frequently Used At Home

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The prevalence of home usage might be seen as surprising, since cell phones were always seen as an on-the-go device. But it underscores the fact that smartphones have become media consumption devices, as well as communication and work tools.


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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 news No Comments

How Americans Use Their Phones While Watching TV

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Americans are using their cell phones to find new ways to engage with the TV shows they are watching. According to Pew Research Center, the most popular mobile activities while watching TV are fact-checking  assertions and texting with friends about programs they’re watching.

Pew found that 53 percent of U.S. cell owners are “connected viewers.” The survey includes all mobile users, which means means some activities are probably even more popular among smartphone owners.

Networks may be disheartened to find that 38 percent of cell owners use their phones to “keep themselves occupied during commercials,” but the results also indicate consumers are using their phones to engage with programming in new and deeper ways.

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 news No Comments

How Americans Use Their Phones While Watching TV

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Americans are using their cell phones to find new ways to engage with the TV shows they are watching. According to Pew Research Center, the most popular mobile activities while watching TV are fact-checking  assertions and texting with friends about programs they’re watching.

Pew found that 53 percent of U.S. cell owners are “connected viewers.” The survey includes all mobile users, which means means some activities are probably even more popular among smartphone owners.

Networks may be disheartened to find that 38 percent of cell owners use their phones to “keep themselves occupied during commercials,” but the results also indicate consumers are using their phones to engage with programming in new and deeper ways.

Cell Phone Use During TV

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 news No Comments

British Teenagers Would Rather Lose TV Than The Internet

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/british-teenagers-would-rather-lose-tv-than-the-internet-2011-10


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Young British teenagers would rather lose access to a TV than access to the Internet or their cell phones, reports the Guardian.

According to new research carried out by British communications regulator, Ofcom, 18 percent of 12 to 15-year-olds said they would miss TV the most if all media was taken away. That compares to 28 percent who said they would miss their cell phones and 25 percent who said they would miss the Internet.

A year ago, TV was missed as much as the Internet.

However, according to Digital Spy, the study also showed that young teenagers are watching more TV than ever. Viewing figures have increased by almost two hours a week since 2007, and “catch-up” services online are increasingly being used.

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