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App Creates Virtual Escort Home: WOW Wireless Lifesaver January 2013

The students at the University of Maryland in College Park are safer on campus these days thanks to Dr. Ashok Agrawala. He describes a virtual campus safety app he created called “Escort-M” that transmits real-time audio, video and location information from a UMD user’s wireless device to public safety personnel at the university’s Security Operations [...]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of the Delivery of Text-to-911 FNPRM

After the FCC adopted the “Delivery of Text-to-911” Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), I said: “CTIA and its member companies have long been committed to, and have a strong record of, enhancing public safety and ensuring that wireless consumers can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. Last week’s voluntary commitment by the nation’s [...]

The Five Stages of Losing a Smartphone PSA

To help consumers, CTIA and its members developed a public service announcement (PSA) video, which serves as a funny reminder to use their smartphones’ features and apps to remote lock, track and wipe if the devices are lost or stolen. Learn more at http://beforeyouloseit.org For the uncensored PG version, watch this one:

Insider Interview: 2012 VITA Wireless Samaritan Awards

In the July Wonder of Wireless (WOW) Insider Interview, CTIA-The Wireless Foundation’s Executive Director Kimberly Bassett and Vice President of Wireless Internet Development and former Executive Director of The Wireless Foundation David Diggs talk about the history of the annual event, its purpose and some of their favorite moments from the VITA™ Wireless Samaritan Awards. [...]

Policy Point: Wireless Initiatives to Help Keep You and Your Data Safe

CTIA and the wireless industry offer a number of programs, tools and features to help educate and protect customers. In the July Wonder of Wireless (WOW) Policy Point, CTIA looks at industry-led initiatives, such as Wireless Emergency Alerts and the smartphone anti-theft and database program. Thanks to the flexible regulatory environment, our customers have the [...]

CTIA Statement on the Cellular Telephone Theft Deterrence Act

In response to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s Cellular Telephone Theft Deterrence Act (S. 3186), I issued the following statement: “CTIA’s members are committed to protecting their customers and their wireless devices from theft. We are pleased to support Senator Schumer’s legislation and believe it will be an important tool in the effort to combat the [...]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523), I issued this statement: “We applaud the members of Congress who voted on this important piece of legislation that will help protect our nation’s communications networks from cyber threats. We thank Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger [...]

April is National 911 Education Month

CTIA is excited to be one of eight national organizations that recognize April as National 911 Education Month. In partnership with public safety, CTIA and our member companies are committed to educating the public about the importance of appropriately and responsibly using 911 services. We also want to raise awareness about the challenges facing our [...]

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