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India Asks US for Tips on Snooping

India's home ministry reportedly will seek advice from the U.S. to help decrypt communications taking place on platforms like Skype, BlackBerry and WeChat. Sharing such spying techniques is a potential "area of cooperation," according to Indian law enforcement. India has already launched an elaborat...

Droid Pro May Lack Serious Enterprise Security Chops

Motorola's Droid Pro, an Android-based smartphone designed for the enterprise market, will be available in Verizon Wireless stores on November 18 for $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Purchase will require a two-year customer agreement. Verizon will start taking orders for the phone on Tuesday. T...

Droid Pro Leads Motorola’s New Platoon of Androids

Motorola announced six new smartphones running the Android operating system on Tuesday at the CTIA conference and show in San Francisco. These include the Droid Pro, an Android-based business smartphone that will run on Verizon's network. Verizon will also carry the basic Citrus smartphone, which is...

Vista: A False Sense of Security?

With the first shipments of the new Microsoft Vista operating system still lingering on store shelves, many consumers may not yet be sure whether Vista's much ballyhooed security enhancements will make them less vulnerable to virus, adware and spyware infections. Microsoft claims its restricted acce...

Carriers Advancing Broadband Services

Verizon is moving forward aggressively with plans to expand its broadband offerings, throughout the U.S. But experts tell TechNewsWorld that the moves are necessary, and timely, because broadband competition is rapidly accelerating, especially in the wireless market. Last week, Verizon began offeri...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

Biometric Cell Phones on Slow Track to US Market

Renewed interest in biometric security is heating up the cell phone industry in Asia. Industry watchers report that advanced security devices using biometrics are already popular in technology hungry countries in Asia and Europe. However, new biometric products already available to businesses and co...

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Biometric Cell Phones Coming – But US Will Be Last

Biometric technology has been around for more than a decade with little fanfare. However, interest is heating up for biometric security devices in communications. Iris scanners, voice recognition modules and fingerprint readers promise to raise the bar on locking down access to computers, networks, ...

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