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John Walls

John Walls joined CTIA-The Wireless Association® in 2004, assuming the position of Vice President, Public Affairs. Walls' primary responsibilities are supervising external and internal communications, which include the association’s web site, www.ctia.org, as well as the efforts of its research and creative staff. He also serves as Treasurer of the Wireless Foundation.

Prior to his joining CTIA, Walls was a television news and sports anchor for nearly 25 years, most recently anchoring the evening newscasts for NBC-affiliate KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2000 to 2004. Walls was a member of the original anchor team for Fox Sports Net and was based in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. He has also served as Sports Director for three television stations, including from 1984 to 1996 for KTUL-TV and KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began his broadcasting career in 1978 at WWVU-TV, a PBS affiliate, in Morgantown, West Virginia before serving as host of the syndicated television program, “PM Magazine” in Texas. Walls has received numerous awards for his work in broadcasting, notably Regional News Emmys for his reporting on methamphetamine in Oklahoma and his on-location anchoring of the Timothy McVeigh execution.

Walls graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.

AT&T: Network Disaster Recovery Drill: April WOW Wireless at Work

When disaster strikes, people need their wireless devices more than ever, which is why wireless carriers invest millions of dollars in strengthening their networks, upgrading their capabilities and making sure their response teams and back-ups are ready to go. Watch AT&T put its Network Disaster Recovery team to the test in one of their emergency [...]

Divide: Protecting Employee’s Privacy and Company Data

When an employee uses a smartphone or tablet for both business and personal use, it’s hard to separate the personal data from the sensitive corporate data that IT professionals must secure. A MobileCON 2013 MobITs Award finalist, Divide’s Director of Business Development Andy Zmolek demonstrates the company’s BYOD solution that separates and protects the user’s [...]

Transparency in Mobile Apps: March WOW Insider Interview

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.

Securing Data on All Platforms: March WOW Policy Point

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.

What’s in a Privacy Policy?: March WOW Wireless at Work

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.

Virtual Danger, Real Lesson: Texting and Driving Simulator

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 [...]

San Jose’s Connected Law Enforcement Car

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 [...]

QUIZ: Distracted Driving: Teens Behind the Wheel

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.