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Fund this: iPhone case calls for help with the flip of a switch

The Lifesaver Case immediately dials E911 and transmits crucial information -- no extra interaction with the phone required.

By March 5, 2014


Why the FCC needs to get with the times, finally

commentary The FCC, with a new chairman and a full complement of commissioners now on board, needs to act with dispatch to adapt its regulations to the new marketplace realities of the digital age.

By November 3, 2013


Schmidt: Google Now approach could work for businesses

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt tells CIOs they need to blow up their infrastructure pronto, argues Android is secure, and covers a lot of turf.

By October 7, 2013


Police Blotter: E911 rules aid police in tracking cell phones

Court order lets Homeland Security obtain precise location data from T-Mobile about customer's movements in real time.

By February 8, 2008


FCC mandates more stringent E911 compliance

Vote obligates wireless operators to test compliance with location-accuracy rules at local level instead of at statewide level.

By September 12, 2007


Cell carriers fined over missed e911 deadlines

Feds slap $2.83 million in fees on Sprint Nextel, Alltel and U.S. Cellular in a move designed to demonstrate the importance of location-sensitive phones for mobile subscribers.

By August 30, 2007


NetTalk makes it easy to dump your landline but keep your phone number

NetTalk Duo's number-portability feature transfers your landline number to the company's low-cost VoIP service quickly and simply.

By April 2, 2012


A beginner's guide to telecom jargon, part 7

A look at chipsets, Enhanced 911, and why breaking up is hard to do (for companies).

By September 11, 2011


A short circuit for cellular E911

Can first responders find you in an emergency? Don't count on it just yet, despite years of work by wireless providers.

By December 18, 2006


Geo-privacy bills aim to curb warrantless tracking

Long-awaited measures from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) intend to set ground rules for monitoring the locations of cars or mobile devices.

By June 15, 2011