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Text To 911 Goes Live, With A Few Limitations

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May 15, 2014
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The four major network carriers have gone live with support for the text-to-911 service, but many call centers aren't equipped to receive the texts. Video provided by Newsy


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Text Etiquette: How to Text Without Misinterpretation

Text Etiquette: How to Text Without Misinterpretation

TheStreet (June 20, 2014) — Texting is a quick way to talk on the go but 51% have been disappointed by a text. A Vonage study found that the telephone whether mobile or landline is still the preferred method of communication by many. That's because the tone and emotion in a person's voice helps to paint a complete picture. If a conversation requires more than one follow up question, it's a sign that you may want to call instead of text. Even the tech savvy millennial calls to gab about special events. Although it varies, important news like engagement, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Graduation and the Birth of a child are all occasions that warrant a phone call. Video provided by TheStreet
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Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

Buzz60 (Apr. 24, 2013) — A study finds that texting with voice software like Siri or Vlingo while driving is no safer than texting by hand. The Southwest Region University Transportation Center and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute are the first to compare voice-to-text and traditional texting in a driving environment.
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Starbucks App Caught Storing User Credentials in Plain Text

Starbucks App Caught Storing User Credentials in Plain Text

Newsy (Jan. 16, 2014) — A security researcher has discovered Starbucks' iOS app stores usernames, passwords and email addresses in plain text, without encryption.
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Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

TheStreet (Jan. 17, 2014) — After security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed earlier in the week that the Starbucks app stores user names, email addresses, passwords and even geolocation information in unencrypted, clear text, Starbucks executives confirmed that app users' information could be visible to anyone with access to the phone if it was connected to a computer. So, if a user's phone was stolen, that information could be accessed by the thief. The company said it will soon roll out an update for its app to make it more secure, though it said the app for Google's Android operating system does not contain the vulnerability.
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