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WiFi Insecurity: Crying Wolf or Big Bad Wolf?

Can a hacker take over a passenger jet by sneaking in through its WiFi or in-flight entertainment system? The possibility of that occurring, as suggested by cybersecurity firm IOActive, has security experts hot under the collar. Ruben Santamarta, principal security consultant at IOActive, led a team...

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Be-Bound Offers a Sip of Web in Data-Dry Deserts

As someone who regularly explores the back-roads of desert-adorned Southern California, I'm acutely aware of massive, gaping holes in wireless network coverage as soon as you leave blacktop in rural America. You can sometimes off-road all day out west with no mobile data coverage. Moments of connect...

How to Get Online Away From Home or Work

Ever since the days of the fax machine and clamshell PC, I've delighted in the concept of working away from home or office. I have fond memories of lugging those clunkers in and out of motel rooms through bone-chilling blizzards and driving rain from the back of my car -- adding to the carry-load, c...

LightSquared Buys Time From Inmarsat

LightSquared made an outstanding payment to Inmarsat Friday for Phase 1 of its spectrum agreement. It received an additional two years to seek federal approval before it must pay for the second phase of the deal. Previously, Inmarsat had said it wasn't certain it would receive any more payments fro...

LightSquared Fiddles With Dial to Cut GPS Static

LightSquared is moving forward with its plans to create a faster 4G wireless network by switching airwaves after tests showed its previous system interfered with GPS systems, the company announced Monday. The network innovator will use spectrum controlled by satellite company Inmarsat. "Inmarsat is ...

Wireless Services Ready To Take to the Skies

At an airport, one often sees busy executives talking on cell phones and banging away at their laptop keyboards in desperate attempts to finish up a few key items before the flight crew locks the plane door behind them. Airplanes have been an area where cell phone and wireless networks are not allow...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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