Samsung Announces New Green Efforts
Today Samsung announced that it is stepping up its efforts to recycle used cell phones. It plans to implement several programs across the U.S. to make it easier for people to recycle phones, and has targeted the goal to collect 1 million phones by the end of 2010.
Verizon to Test AppFlash Search Tool On Some Android Phones
Mar 30, 2017
Verizon Wireless is prepared to roll out a new search tool on select Android handsets over the next few weeks. The tool, called Appflash, was developed by Evie.
Facebook Says Android Users Gave It Permission to Collect Data
Mar 26, 2018
Facebook has been called out in recent days for storing, in some cases, years' worth of call logs and text messages from Android handsets. Users discovered the logs in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Samsung Commits to Recycling Parts from Galaxy Note7
Jul 18, 2017
Samsung plans to extensively reuse, recycle, and recover, parts and materials found in last year's failed Galaxy Note7 smartphone. The company confirmed plans to recycle the phone earlier this year, but has now provided more details on exactly what it hopes to accomplish.
WeBoost, SureCall Roll Out In-Home Signal Boosters
Jan 6, 2016
WeBoost and SureCall both used CES as an opportunity to show off new cell signal boosters. Both products work in a similar fashion: they collect cell signals from nearby cell towers, amplify them, and rebroadcast them within the home to improve coverage and signal strength.
Senators Want FCC to Investigate, Regulate Stingrays
Oct 6, 2016
A number of senators have asked the FCC to look into law enforcement's use of stingrays to see if the tool puts the public at risk, and also to see if stingrays unfairly target minority groups. Stingrays masquerade as cell towers in order to collect location and other data from phones in a given area.