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Malicious Android App Will Steal Your Data, Make You Feel Bad About It

Android users should be on the lookout for a malicious little app that's circulating around some file-sharing sites. The app, called 'Walk and Text,' advertises itself as a legitimate app of the same name, which uses a smartphone's camera to help guide texters as they walk. Unlike the real 'Walk and Text,' though, the fake app is available for free, and offers version 1.3.7 (which doesn't...

School Bus Driver Arrested After Sending Over 1,000 Texts While Driving

Just about everyone in the world knows that texting while driving puts motorists and passengers in serious danger, especially if school buses are involved. Evelyn Guzman, however, apparently didn't think it was that big of a deal. Guzman, 47, was recently arrested in Connecticut after police found video footage showing the woman sending text messages while driving a school bus. The surveillance...

Chicago 911 Now Accepting Photos and Video Messages

Chicago has broken new ground by becoming the first city in the U.S. to accept photo and video messages at its 911 center. Cell-wielding citizens can now send images and video captured with their mobile devices to the dispatch, which feeds that information to the crime prevention center. If the images are deemed relevant and sufficiently useful, they are then forwarded to first responders and...

'Sexting' Teens Avoid Child Porn Charges Under N.J. Bill

The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill yesterday that essentially decriminalizes teen 'sexting,' by allowing the courts to send teens to a diversionary program, rather than strapping them with a criminal record. As sexting among teens grows increasingly popular -- the bill's sponsor, Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, notes that 20-percent of teens surveyed have sent explicit images -- the legislation...

If You Take a Photo of Your Breakfast, Kellogg Will Donate Food to Needy Kids

What better way to help those who can't afford to eat breakfast than by celebrating the processed trash that the rest of America scarfs down every morning? That seems to be the impetus behind Share Your Breakfast, a new campaign launched by the Kellogg Company. For every image uploaded to the campaign's site, Kellogg will donate a breakfast to a child in need, in the hopes of handing out a...

AT&T Texting Users Location-Based Shopping Deals with ShopAlerts

AT&T has launched a new service called ShopAlerts, which sends promotional text messages to subscribers who are near certain retailers. According to The New York Times, AT&T is now the first American carrier to push location-based ads via text messages. The free service will soon be available for subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. The technology AT&T...

The New Digital Delivery Room, 'Minecraft' Coming to iOS

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Read: Texting While Birthing A sheet was draped in front of her, protecting the sterile field while shielding her eyes from the cutting below, none of which she could presumably feel, except for vague sensations. In the woman's left hand, she held a cell phone-which she was using...

Canadian Woman Wins $30,000 in Sexting Lawsuit

A woman who lost her job after ignoring her boss' sexually explicit text messages has been awarded $30,000 by a Canadian court. The woman, Lisa McIntosh, worked as a truck driver at an aluminum company in British Columbia, where she was briefly involved in a consensual relationship with Zbigniew Augustynowicz, the company's owner. During the relationship, the two would exchange text messages on...

Text Messages Reveal Sumo Match-Fixing Scandal in Japan

In Japan, sumo wrestlers aren't just athletes -- they're caretakers of an ancient tradition, rooted in noble behavior and moral dignity. Now, however, that perception may be changing, thanks to widespread accusations of match-rigging, and incriminating text messages. On May 10th, wrestler Kiyoseumi sent a text to his opponent, Kasuganishiki, asking him to "hit hard at the face-off, then go...

Egypt Forced Vodafone to Send Pro-Government Texts During Protests

Vodafone has revealed that the Egyptian regime forced it to send pro-government text messages as protests recently escalated within the country. According to the provider, Egyptian authorities disseminated their propaganda thanks to a law that allows the state to send out messages across cellular networks during times of emergency. Calling Egypt's actions "unacceptable," Vodafone confirmed that it...

Spam Text Message Detonates Suicide Bomber, Prevents Moscow Attack

Russia avoided a potentially devastating suicide bomb attack last month, thanks to one particularly well-timed text message. According to Russian security sources, the attack was supposed to be carried out by an unnamed woman, believed to be part of a radical Islamist terror group. The woman reportedly planned to strap a bomb to herself, and blow herself up in the middle of a crowded Moscow...

Texting Teens Shatter More Questionable 'World Records' at LG Worldcup

The Guinness World Record for fastest texter has been broken again... we think. Cheong Kit Au, from Australia, mashed out a 264-character text in one minute and 17 seconds, crushing the previous record by 43 seconds. Then again, Melissa Thompson supposedly broke the record in August by Swyping out a 160-character message in just over 25 seconds. If you were to double that measure, you get 320...

NY Lawmaker Eyes Fine for Digitally Distracted Pedestrians

New York State Senator Karl Kruger, who represents the rough-and-tumble streets of Brooklyn, wants to make those streets safer by banning pedestrians' use of electronic devices while walking. That's right, New Yorkers, your elected officials are using valuable legislative time attempting to make it illegal to listen to your iPod, talk on your phone and send text messages while crossing the streets...

For Women, Text Messages Mean More Sex

Share Take it from a lady: Nothing gets a gal's heart racing like longing, hand-written missives, promising sweet nothings and slipped into hands or lockers, bags or under doors. Or, you know, a 160-character text message drunkenly sent at 3 a.m. Apparently, lovelorn romantics of the digital age no longer sit up all night on the phone, draining the battery on the cordless and then sneaking...

New Jersey Bill Would Let Sexting Teens Avoid Child Pornography Charges

It seems that when little Johns and Janes hit that certain age when their bodies begin to undergo some changes, their thumbs start compulsively pressing the shutter buttons of their cell phone cameras, capturing themselves in various states of undress. These puberty-addled souls then feel compelled to send these photos to various friends and love interests, throwing parents and lawmakers into a...