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The Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States has approved the deal and so have a few other government agencies. But it waits on the FCC.
Lawyers say she was never given a reason why her iPhone was confiscated for 120 days, especially given what was on the device.
The current ban only affects flights from 10 airports in the Middle East coming into the US, but ISIS attacks have worried Homeland Security.
Warning to our crew headed over to Las Vegas: pack light if you’re headed onto the floor. After terrorist attacks on several soft targets around the world and a going rate of more than one mass shooting event every day in the United States, it seems that the Consumer Technology Association wants to play it extremely safe running CES this year.
That means mandatory bag checks by hand, security scan queues, bomb-sniffing dogs and police armed to the nines while the show is going on January 6-9.
Further, visitors are limited to two bags measuring less than 12 x 17 x 6 [...]
Every few seconds, your phone transmits information about your location and antenna status to cell towers in the area. Devious hooligans can siphon traffic and spoof protocols to steathily record your phone’s data.
The Department of Homeland Security has a different way of collecting lots of data: essentially sending a flying “stingray” (also called a “dirtbox”) to act as a cell tower and track phone owners’ locations and general identifying attributes.
Not as insidious as the former method, but these “dirtboxes” have been [...]