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Posts Tagged ‘Cell’

An easier-to-build solar cell

Solar cells are not easy to build, but a new technology from Notre Dame could, someday, change that. It involves a nanoparticle paste made from t-butanol, water, cadmium sulfide and titanium dioxide. Here, you watch the process of constructing a solar cell this way and see why it could be easier and cheaper than current options. The downside: [...]

Malls stop tracking shoppers’ cell phones

Malls stop tracking shoppers’ cell phones

The Promenade Temecula in southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va., launched a survey on Black Friday, tracking shoppers' movements by monitoring the signals from their cell phones. The original plan was for those malls to continue the survey through New Year's Day, but after receiving a phone call from Sen. Charles [...]

Stanford researcher exposes Microsoft’s Wi-Fi database

Stanford researcher exposes Microsoft’s Wi-Fi database

Stanford researcher exposes Microsoft's Wi-Fi database (type in your MAC address and see if it's in there)... A Stanford University researcher has created a Web page allowing people to query Microsoft's massive database for the locations of their--or someone else's--laptops, cell phones, and other Wi-Fi devices. The Web page, created this [...]

Cellebrite Cell Phone Extraction Device

Cellebrite Cell Phone Extraction Device

We had to see for ourselves just how much data could be extracted, so we acquired a software program called Lantern from Katana Forensics, which was recently detailed on the tech blog Gizmodo. Although Lantern is not the same software Cellebrite uses, its a similar law-enforcement-grade data extraction application, which can nab surprising amounts [...]

PA school board pays $33K settlement for searching kid’s phone and referring seminude self-portraits to DA for criminal prosecution

PA school board pays $33K settlement for searching kid’s phone and referring seminude self-portraits to DA for criminal prosecution

Pennsylvania's Tunkhannock Area School District has settled a lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of NN, a student whose mobile phone was searched by her principal. The principal dug through several screens' worth of menus to discover some partial nude photos of NN, as well as a blurry full nude that NN had intended for her long-term [...]