A New Consensus Is Emerging On How to Handle The Risk from China’s 5G | #TpromoCom #China #Spy #5G | Chinese telecom tech is invading the physical world, but Europeans and industry have strategies to contain the threat.
“No one calls it an intelligence risk, but national security agencies across the world are concerned about China’s 5G modems and other devices,” says Al Colombo, Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom of Canton, Ohio.
Much of the Western intelligence debate around Chinese high-speed 5G technology has focused on hardware and software. Once the hardware is already out in the wild — which most think is inevitable — the future of the fight is in managing risk. It’s doable, if not yet widely advertised, according to several experts speaking at a U.S. intelligence conference this week, by quarantining Chinese equipment and deploying smarter electromagnetic spectrum management tools to better handle threats.
Bottom line: Huawei leads the world in the ability to rapidly produce cheap telecom hardware (as well as the underlying software.) Recent reports, including one from NATO, state it plainly. It’s one reason why European countries, including U.S. allies like Germany and the U.K., have been reluctant to ban tech from Huawei outright, even in the face of heavy U.S. pressure.
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Intel gets out of the 5G smartphone modem business | #TpromoCom #Intel #5G #Business | While much of Silicon Valley readies its smartphone technology for 5G networks, Intel is getting out of the business.
Intel (INTC) announced Tuesday that it will no longer make 5G modems for smartphones. Instead it plans to determine whether it should make 4G and 5G modems for PCs and other internet-connected devices.
Bob Swan, Intel’s CEO, said in a news release that there was “no clear path to profitability and positive returns” for the smartphone modem business.
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Google may be tracking Android smartphone users | #TpromoCom #Google #smartphone #tracking #video | According to a recent Quartz report, Android smartphone users may be sharing significant amounts of data with Google when they enable “location history.” Quartz reporter David Yanofsky joins CBSN to explain what information Google is tracking and how you can change what data you’re sharing. To watch this news story, click here.
See what happens when you leave the room with Haven, Snowden’s security app | #TpromoCom #spy #security #Snowden | Feeling antsy lately? Is there a delivery van idling in your neighborhood every day? Have you noticed men in black suits watching you everywhere you go? Paranoid you’re the target of government surveillance? Depending on your line of work — journalist, activist, government worker — that may actually be true.
There are probably few people on Earth who understand those concerns better than Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked information about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. Whatever your opinion is of Snowden, he has become an icon for activists who oppose government surveillance. Most recently, Snowden has worked with an organization called The Guardian Project to create Haven, an app that turns your phone into a personal security device. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.
2017: the year smartphones went all-screen and came with baked-in AI | #TpromoCom #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #smartphone | At the beginning of 2017 you could have been forgiven for thinking that smartphone innovation had died, with most phones looking the same and doing the same things, changing very little from the year before.
But by the end of 2017 two things were clear: manufacturers needed to go all-screen or go home, and artificial intelligence had finally made its way into the phone, not just feeding everything you said to a server somewhere over the horizon. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.
SNOWDEN’S NEW APP TURNS YOUR PHONE INTO A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM | #TpromoCom #snowden #security #app |
YOUR DIGITAL SECURITY, any sufficiently paranoid personwill remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world’s most sensitive users of technology, like dissidents, activists, or journalists in repressive regimes, have to fear not just hacking and online surveillance, but the reality that police, intelligence agents, or other intruders can simply break into your home, office, or hotel room. They can tamper with your computers, steal them, or bodily detain you until you cough up passwords or other secrets.
To help combat that threat, one of the world’s most well-known activists against digital surveillance has released what’s intended to be a cheap, mobile, and flexible version of a physical security system. On Friday, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and its president, famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden, launched Haven, an app designed to transform any Android phone into a kind of all-purpose sensor for detecting intrusions.
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Nationwide Emergency Mobile Alert | #TpromoCom #emergency #emergencymanagement #mobile | The first nationwide test for Emergency Mobile Alerts, led by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM), was held on Sunday 26 November.
An Emergency Mobile Alert is an alert that’s sent straight to your mobile phone. The system uses cell broadcast technology to send messages to your phone, so alerts can be targeted to a specific location. You don’t need to sign up to receive alerts or download an app. To continue reading this news item, click here.
ScanPass® Mobile Credential Eliminates Door Readers, Cards and Control Modules | #TpromoCom #
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Deborah L. O’Mara
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