Tuesday, December 13, 2011

EMERGENCY! Text Alert

Emergency Text Alert

1.  What cell phone company sent out an emergency text message to users yesterday?  Where were the people who received the text message located?

2.  What were some of the reactions that people had to the text message?  What occurred in 1938 in the same place that frightened people?

3.  Do you believe that the benefits of sending out text message warnings outweighs the bad when a mistake is made?  In what situations would a text message warning be appropriate?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Your Phone's Secret Recording Device

Recording Device Article

Question 1:   What is Carrier IQ?

Question 2:    According to the article, approximately how many phones have this software installed on it and what company states that they do not have this software on their cellular devices?

Question 3:   Do you feel that Carrier IQ is needed for the ever changing technological landscape? Do you think a company should be allowed to log everything you do with your phone? Why or why not?