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New York could use Cellebrite technology to test for texting while driving

New York state legislators are considering a bill that would use roadside technology to help determine whether drivers involved in auto accidents had unlawfully been texting behind the wheel,  Ars Technica  reported.

Accenture: More than half of smartphone users worldwide unhappy with their service providers

Sixty percent of smartphone users around the world are unsatisfied with their service and ready to switch carriers, according to a new survey from Accenture. But consumers' demand for mobile content and services is stronger than ever, and network operators can differentiate themselves by becoming more open, considering new revenue models and leveraging data to create a superior customer experience.

UPDATED: AT&T not testing opt-in Digital Life program for discounts

AT&T Mobility said it is in fact not testing a program to give its Digital Life home security and automation customers discounts if they give up some of their personal data. Light Reading initially reported that the company was conducting such a test, but AT&T subsequently said that its spokesman misspoke and that it is not conducting tests for such discounts.

Report: MetroPCS customers' personal information had been vulnerable due to website security flaw

Security researchers discovered a security flaw in the website of T-Mobile US' MetroPCS prepaid brand that could have allowed digital thieves to steal customers' home address, type of plan and even their phone's model and serial number.

BlackBerry's Chen keeps focus on software deals even as Priv smartphone gets Verizon support

Even as BlackBerry rolls out its first smartphone running a version of Google's Android platform, the Priv, the company remains focused on bulking up its software prowess and may pursue more acquisitions, according to CEO John Chen.

BlackBerry bets on security, privacy to set the Priv apart- but the question is whether consumers will want it

BlackBerry is betting big on the Priv, its new smartphone that runs a modified version of Google's Android platform. However, analysts are skeptical about whether the security-focused phone can help deliver a hit for BlackBerry and keep the company's hardware business afloat.

T-Mobile gets more government requests for customer data than rivals

T-Mobile US said it saw an increased number of requests for customer data from government agencies in 2014, and more requests than any of its wireless rivals.

Google, Apple, civil liberties groups press Obama not to break companies' encryption of customer data

Google, Apple and a broad array of civil liberties groups and technology companies are urging President Barack Obama not to embrace policies that would prohibit tech companies from encrypting their customers' data.

FCC is probing Verizon's 'super cookie' used to track mobile browsing

The FCC is investigating whether Verizon Wireless' program that inserted an undetectable and undeletable tracking ID into its subscribers' mobile Internet browsing activity violates consumer privacy laws.

AT&T fined $25M for customer data breaches used to obtain codes to unlock phones

AT&T Mobility agreed to pay a $25 million fine to settle an FCC investigation into privacy breaches of customers' personal information at call centers in Mexico, Columbia and the Philippines. Employees at those call centers accessed customer information without authorization and then sold the information to third parties, which then used the customer data to request codes from AT&T to unlock phones, according to the FCC.