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How spies can use your cellphone to find you – and eavesdrop on your calls and texts too – The Washington Post

Surveillance systems that track the locations of cellphone users and spy on their calls, texts and data streams are being turned against Americans as they roam the country and the world, say security experts and U.S. officials. Federal officials acknowledged the privacy risk to Americans in a previously undisclosed letter from …

How LoJack for Laptops Recovers Your Stolen Device

If you’re giving or receiving a new laptop for the holidays, you may want to consider an added layer of protection. Laptop theft peaks during the holiday season, according to theft-prevention company Absolute Software. There are plenty of laptop-tracking apps and gadgets that can track your stolen computer. But, in …

Watercooler Stories – March 2, 2012 – UPI.com

Free baby Craigslist post was a ‘joke’ CLINTON, Miss., March 2 (UPI) — Police in Mississippi said a Craigslist posting offering a baby boy free for the taking was “a bad practical joke” by a high school student. Clinton Police Chief Don Byington said officers tracked the cellphone number in …

M-PESA and other ICT4D projects are leaving behind the developing world’s poorest people. – Slate Magazine

The cost of cellphone-based services is hurting huge swaths of the developing world. For more on cellphone use around the world, see the Slate/New America Foundation map, “Which Countries Have the Most Mobile Phones?” Entrepreneurs, businesses, NGOs, and governments exalt mobile technology as a game-changing tool to fight global poverty. …

Experts list job interview ‘no-nos’ – UPI.com

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Don’t answer your cellphone, send a text message or talk negatively about previous employers during a job interview, U.S. experts say. A nationwide CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers and human resources professionals says ‘no-nos’ for job interviews include: –Don’t dress inappropriately. –Don’t chew gum. –Don’t …