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Text vs. phone data: Which is more valuable to the government?

Jun 7, 2013
Government tracking of Verizon telephone records raises the question of just how valuable phone information really is. Would it be more useful to track text message records?
Posted In: Verizon, text messages, cell phones, data mining

Chat apps overtake traditional SMS texting

Apr 29, 2013
Chat apps -- like WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage -- are now more popular than SMS, a service that has been around for decades.
Posted In: text messages, sms, apps, mobile

An old scam becomes new again: Bill-cramming scams are going mobile

Apr 18, 2013
Unauthorized charges for things like dating advice and horoscopes are making their way to more cell phone bills. And now the FTC is cracking down.
Posted In: Bill cramming, mobile phone, text messages, cell phone, FTC

Should cops be able to read all your old text messages?

Mar 20, 2013
When you send a text message or an email, should your Internet or phone company hang onto them in case the police ever want to take a look?
Posted In: text messages, privacy, Law

The golden rule of group texts

Feb 14, 2013
Janell Burley Hofmann, one of our resident tech etiquette gurus, is a Cape Cod Mother of five with strong opinions about how to behave with technology. Today's topic: Group text messages.
Posted In: text messages, Tech, mobile, family tech

Texting turns 20, U.N. group begins talks over Internet control

Dec 3, 2012
Celebrating the text message as the technology turns twenty, and waiting on results from a UN summit on controlling the Internet.
Posted In: text messages, Internet, United Nations

OMG! Text messaging turns 20 years old

Nov 30, 2012
From a simple Christmas greeting in 1992, texting has become a cultural and financial phenomenon. But has this communication form peaked?
Posted In: text messages

Wireless providers have doubts about texting campaign donations

Jul 9, 2012
About a month back, the Federal Election Commission approved a proposal to allow campaign contributions via text message. Both Obama and Romney camps have showed their support for the plan. But now Reuters is reporting that wireless carriers in the country might not be so easy to convince.
Posted In: campaign contributions, text messages, 2012 election, mid-day extra

Apple rumors heat up; political donations via text

Jun 11, 2012
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today, and rumors of a new operating system are abound. Plus, political candidates will soon want you to text them some cash.
Posted In: text messages, FEC, 2012 election, apple

Text-to-911 program to launch next year

May 8, 2012
Is it coming too late or being pushed ahead too soon?
Posted In: Verizon, text messages, sms, 911

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