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What type of data do apps collect, and how are they using them? CTIA Vice President of Privacy Debbie Matties discusses app transparency, particularly what developers should do so users understand privacy policies and how to protect their information.
As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do the methods cyberthieves use to breach consumer data. From securing wireless networks to investing millions of dollars in cybersecurity measures, learn about the wireless industry’s efforts to secure user data and what the industry needs from policymakers to address and protect consumers from new threats.
Many apps use data such as your location to enrich your mobile experience, but many consumers are unaware of the information their favorite apps collect and how it’s used. Jonathan Zuck of the Association of Competitive Technology discusses the importance of privacy policies and the need to create readable versions.
A major hurdle to combating distracted driving is the idea among some drivers, especially teens, that texting and driving is okay. To help illustrate just how dangerous this practice is, the It Can Wait campaign developed the Texting and Driving Simulator. The simulator provides users the ability to try to text while driving, but safely [...]
In response to the Department of Defense’s spectrum strategy, I said: “We agree with the DoD’s conclusion that its systems must become more spectrally efficient, flexible and adaptable. In fact, these are good goals for all federal users, and CTIA looks forward to engaging with the DoD, NTIA and the whole federal user community to [...]
Following the FCC’s adoption of a third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on e-911 location accuracy, I said: “CTIA and our member companies share the FCC’s goal of continuing to enhance wireless 9-1-1 service, and that is why they continue to devote significant resources to identify and evaluate technologies that enhance 9-1-1 location accuracy indoors. “While [...]
Following the FCC’s announcement on net neutrality, I said: “As we have said many times, CTIA’s members share a longstanding commitment to an open Internet and a vibrant wireless ecosystem because that’s what wireless customers demand, not because of regulation. The United States wireless industry leads the world in mobile broadband specifically because investment and [...]
On Tuesday, just two weeks after announcing a channel sharing pilot with Los Angeles broadcast television stations KLCS and KJLA, and just one week after the FCC approved the pilot project, I had the honor of joining the stations in hosting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for a peak of the pilot in action. CTIA believes that channel sharing [...]
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, it makes sense that the City of San Jose would lead the way to connect their law enforcement, and their vehicles, to the wireless network. San Jose’s CIO Vijay Sammeta talks about how wireless technology replaces the traditional police citation book, which allows officers to process events in [...]
In response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) releasing its voluntary cybersecurity framework, I said: “While we are still reviewing the voluntary cybersecurity framework, we commend the efforts by NIST and the Administration to work collaboratively with the wireless industry on this important issue. “Though the framework represents a potentially important step [...]
Teenage drivers, often the most inexperienced drivers on the road, are the most at risk for distracted driving. Take the quiz below and test your knowledge of how teenagers are handling their responsibilities behind the wheel, and remind your teen to never text and drive.
Wireless devices are replacing thousands of dollars of unique equipment in trucks, by allowing drivers to do everything from track hours and routes to conducting safety inspections on the trucks with the devices they already have with them. XRS CEO Jay Coughlan explains how mobile is keeping the trucking industry connected while reducing costs.
CTIA’s Vice President of Public Affairs John Walls demonstrates the “It Can Wait” campaign’s texting and driving simulator, available on its website. In a safe virtual environment so no one is harmed, users must read and send texts while driving, which helps illustrate the impossibility of performing these two dangerous activities simultaneously.
AutoTech Council Executive Director Liz Kerton discusses the challenges and importance of developing apps for the connected car that promote safety and keep the driver’s attention focused on the roads.
CTIA and the wireless industry have been early leaders to educating consumers about safe driving by creating and sponsoring public service announcements, campaigns and other educational materials. Most recently, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, CTIA and other wireless companies joined the “It Can Wait” campaign that illustrates the dangers of texting while driving.
Parking can be a nightmare in most urban cities, but watch some San Francisco drivers demonstrate how wireless helps alleviate these woes with the real-time parking finder app. Finding parking quickly saves fuel and time, which are obvious benefits for drivers, but it also cuts down on traffic congestion throughout the city.
From bedtime to during school or homework hours, parents may want to limit the time periods (and amount of time) their kids use their wireless device. GrowingWireless.com identifies apps and features that when they can use their mobile device, or for how long. Look for the “Time” symbol () for those apps and features in [...]
Following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) presentation at its January open meeting on the Broadcast Incentive Auction, I said: “CTIA welcomes today’s FCC update on the timeline and project plan for the broadcast television incentive auction. The incentive auction is critical to unleashing necessary additional spectrum for mobile broadband, and will play an important role [...]
CTIA on the FCC’s Adoption of a Policy Statement and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on Text-to-911
Following the FCC’s adoption of a policy statement and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on Text-to-911, I said: “CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers reach 911 in their greatest time of need. The voluntary commitment made one year ago by the nation’s largest wireless [...]
Just like when your child watches movies and TV, it’s important you know that the content they see is appropriate. Yet what is appropriate for one family may differ from another, even if the kids are the same age, so that’s why there are a variety of content restriction options available from a number of [...]