Signal is finally bringing its secure messaging to the masses

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Last month, the cryptographer and coder known as Moxie Marlinspike was getting settled on an airplane when his seatmate, a midwestern-looking man in his 60s, asked for help. He couldn’t figure out how to enable airplane mode on his aging Android phone. But when Marlinspike saw the screen, he wondered for […]

Judge will reportedly approve Sprint / T-Mobile merger tomorrow

A push by several state attorneys general will reportedly not be enough to stand in the way of a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times cite sources saying that tomorrow a US district judge is expected to rule… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/10/sprint-t-mobile-merger/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared […]

WhatsApp dark mode arrives in latest iOS beta update

New tweak could stop people being hit by blazing white light when they open up chats Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-dark-mode-update-iphone-ios-beta-how-to-a9323456.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Griffin

White House: Dell, Microsoft, AT&T, others working on open standard for 5G tech to counter China’s Huawei

The Trump White House says it is working with U.S. technology companies to develop software for next-generation 5G telecommunications networks, in an effort to reduce reliance on China’s Huawei. Companies involved in the effort include Dell, Microsoft and AT&T, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said. From the Wall Street Journal: Seeking to blunt the […]

FCC confirms wireless carriers broke federal law by selling location data

The other shoe is about to drop for wireless carriers that violated customer privacy.  On Friday, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai, a Donald Trump appointee, informed the House of Representatives that an investigation into the unauthorized sale of users’ real-time location data had concluded. The inquiry, which began in early 2019 […]

Twitter changes how replies work, allowing users to ban people from speaking to them

Move comes as site attempts to make conversations healthier Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/twitter-replies-tweet-update-ces-2019-global-group-panel-statement-a9276576.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Griffin

AT&T’s real 5G comes to NYC and five other cities

American 5G is in a poor state right now, but carriers are making at least some attempt to rectify that situation. AT&T is following up on its mid-December launch of real 5G by adding coverage for six major cities. You should now have lower-ban… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/27/att-real-5g-six-cities/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it […]

US wireless emergency alerts are now more locally targeted

As promised, Wireless Emergency Alerts should now be more sophisticated — and importantly, more relevant. The FCC has announced that a slew of improvements are now in place for alerts, including significantly improved geographic accuracy that doesn… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/19/wireless-emergency-alerts-are-now-more-locally-targeted/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By:

AT&T phones now show when calls come from verified numbers

AT&T is making good on its promise to validate calls and fight robocallers. The carrier has enabled validation displays that let you know when a call really did come from a given number. You’ll need a Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or LG V40 ThinQ to… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/18/att-call-validation-displays/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it […]