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How to Protect Your Mobile Wallet

It’s only a matter of time until we solely rely on our cellphones as our wallets. Until then, there are lots of users adopting their mobile devices for banking, payments and shopping. Unfortunately, this increased convenience may make you a more attractive target for cyberthieves. To help consumers keep their financial information safe, here are […]

CTIA Commends FTC For Its Case to Stop Unauthorized Charges on Consumers Bills

In response to the Federal Trade Commission filing its first case against unauthorized charges on consumers’ mobile monthly bills, I said, “CTIA commends the FTC for its action today to add enforcement and deterrence to the wireless industry’s already extensive efforts to combat cramming. It’s our members’ priority to ensure their customers have a positive […]

CTIA Announces Participating Wireless Providers Met Consumer Usage Alerts Deadline

On October 17, 2011, CTIA and participating wireless providers announced a voluntary initiative that would provide consumers with free usage alerts to help them avoid unexpected overage charges. The four alerts were for voice, data, messaging and international service and were added to the “Consumer Code for Wireless Service,” which is the industry’s set of […]

The Enduring Impact of Bullying

CTIA developed Growing Wireless to serve as a resource for parents to help their kids become responsible wireless users. To some parents, they’ll find the issues that Growing Wireless addresses useful, such as cyberbullying. We provide tips and tools that parents may use to help prevent bullying or handle it once it happens to their […]

Join CTIA to Stop States from Raiding 911 Funds

There is no question that our public safety professionals – first responders, police, firefighters, paramedics – are amazing individuals. They put their lives on the line to save others. While others run away from a disaster, they run to it. Quite simply, these men and women are amazing. So it is disheartening to read in […]

TCS SVP & CTO Talks about Cyberattacks and Fighting Back

The number of cyberattacks is rapidly increasing, but the resolve to defend networks and users from them is strong throughout the mobile industry. At MobileCON 2012, CTIA’s Vice President of Public Affairs John Walls spoke with TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. SVP and CTO Drew Morin about these efforts.

Motorola Mobility’s CSO ID’s Common Cybersecurity Mistakes

There are numerous steps mobile users can take to keep themselves safe from cyberthreats, but Motorola Mobility’s Chief Security Officer Jason Ruger believes many aren’t doing them right and are leaving themselves vulnerable. At MobileCON 2012, he explained what those common mistakes are and discusses the different degrees of privacy that he and his colleagues […]

Protecting Networks and Customers From Cyberthreats: WOW Policy Point January 2013

CTIA’s Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity John Marinho explains how the wireless industry is working to protect its customers and networks from cyberthieves. Also included in this month’s Policy Point is information on how consumers can protect their personal information from thieves by using passwords and PINs and apps to remotely lock, track and […]

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