Tag Archives: cellular phone

Your phone number is all a hacker needs to read texts, listen to calls and track you

Every step you take, every call you make, they are watching you.

Weaknesses within mobile phone network interconnection system allows criminals or governments to remotely snoop on anyone with a phone

Source: Your phone number is all a hacker needs to read texts, listen to calls and track you | Technology | The Guardian

Building Cell Networks Like Wi-Fi Could Make Service Better

Mesh networks? Better connections? More competition? What a concept!

If any company with government approved hardware could set up their own cell network, competition could increase, lowering prices and improving service.

Source: Building Cell Networks Like Wi-Fi Could Make Service Better | WIRED

No, Your iPhone Was Never Only $200

Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPhone, but if you’re looking to pre-order it this weekend, you may find that it costs $650—a far cry from the $200 it cost on a lot of older phone plans. I have some bad news for you: your phone never cost only $200.

Source: No, Your iPhone Was Never Only $200

This Guy Is Creating an All-New Cell Network Built by You | WIRED

If you install this tiny antenna on your roof, Perlman says, it can receive wireless calls and data not just from your own mobile phone but from mobile phones across the neighborhood. Then it can route these calls and data across your home internet connection towards their ultimate destination. And when it does, he’ll give you a cut of the revenue from this crowdsourced phone network—a network that, thanks to the antenna’s unusual design, could increase wireless speeds several times over.

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