Which phones can be fooled and unlocked with low-res photos of you?

It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since facial recognition technology has been available on smartphones. No need to enter a code. Just look at the camera and instantly unlock your phone. Ultimate convenience and ease of use, right? Click to get the FREE Cyberguy Newsletter in Cart with security warnings, quick tips, tech […]

Why Gen Zers are gobbling up flip phones and rejecting smartphones

Put your phone on hold, literally. The latest craze sweeping Gen Z isn’t cutting-edge gadgets with hundreds of millions of apps, but good old fashioned foldable phones. A question arises here. Do kids want simpler times, or are they just sick of smartphones? Click to get Cart’s free Cyberguy newsletter with quick tips, tech reviews, […]

Biden’s DHS Gives Phones to Border Crossers While Releasing Them into the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), led by President Joe Biden, issues mobile phones to border crossers and illegal immigrants when they are released to the United States. The phone will only be used to track their whereabouts after their release. Mr. Biden on Friday ended Title 42, one of the administration’s last few border […]

Ohio school district punishes students for ‘misgendering’ peers — even in off-campus communication and messages on personal cell phones, lawsuit alleges

A school district in Ohio has a policy to punish students who “misgender” their peers, according to a lawsuit filed by a custody group. According to the complaint filed by parents protecting education On behalf of parents, this policy also applies to off-campus communications and personal text messages on students’ personal mobile phones. The PDE […]

PATEL: It’s Time To Put Away Our Phones

Next time you go to a restaurant, take a look around the room. Probably half the people are sitting silently staring at their phones. This includes people with friends and family. We’ve become so accustomed to this that we’ve become numb, and that’s terrifying. What’s the point of going out to dinner in the first […]

BBC tells employees to delete TikTok from work phones

The BBC is pressuring staff to remove TikTok from work devices amid allegations that the Chinese company that owns the app is spying on journalists. News sites and broadcasters issued TikTok ban guidance to employees on Sunday. According to the Deadline report — days after the UK banned a Chinese-owned social media platform from government […]

UK Bans China’s TikTok from Government Mobile Phones

China-developed video-sharing app TikTok has been “immediately” banned from UK government devices, citing “certain risks”. The UK banned TikTok on “devices of government companies” on Thursday, a parliamentary statement said. Government spokesman Oliver Dowden said the ban would not extend to private cell phones for ordinary citizens or government ministers, but stressed that individuals should […]