For every one child border crosser separated from border crossing parents, there are 1,400 American children who are separated from their parents due to incarceration, data reveals. To date, President Trump’s administration “zero tolerance” policy at the southern border — strengthened by his recent executive order — has led to about 2,000 child border crossers being separated from the adults with whom they crossed.In many cases, these adults are the parents of the child border crossers, but in some circumstances, the children are being trafficked and smuggled across the border by illegal aliens looking to be released into the United States. While the establishment media and Democrats have focused primarily on this tiny sample of child border crossers taken from the adults they traveled across the border with, the number of American children who have been separated from their parents is vastly higher. As noted by Rutgers University research, there are about … [Read more...] about Data: 1.4K American Children Separated from Parents for Every One Separated at Border
The Apple iPhone remained the top smartphone in the U.S. with an average market share of 39.2% for the three months ended in May, according to the latest data released by comScore. Runner-up Samsung actually narrowed the gap during the period as its average share of the U.S. smartphone market rose from an average 21.3% for the three months ended in February, to the 23% that the Korean manufacturer achieved on average for the three months ended in May. During the same period, Apple's market share rose .3 percentage point while Samsung's rose 1.7 percentage points.HTC and Motorola each lost .6% in market share during the same period with the two finishing third and fourth with 8.7% and 7.8% of the U.S. smartphone market respectively.Meanwhile, Android extended its lead over iOS among the top smartphone platforms in the U.S. For the three months ended in May, Android held an average market share of 52.4% for a gain of .7% from the 51.7% share the platform enjoyed at the end of February. … [Read more...] about Latest data shows Apple iPhone still holding top smartphone market share in the U.S.
Last week, we told you how AT&T had doubled the amount of data for existing and new customers with a Mobile Share Value plan splitting 15GB to 50GB of data. Beginning today, Sprint is doubling the data on its 32GB, 40GB and 60GB Family Share Pack plans. Those who sign up for one of these plans on or before October 31st, will end up with 60GB, 80GB or 120GB of monthly data, respectively. Monthly access charges have been waived through 2015. Current subscribers that want to take advantage of this offer need to call Sprint, or go to a Sprint retail store to request the extra data. Or, from your Sprint phone, dial *2 for customer care.Starting Friday, Sprint business customers receiving a monthly allowance of 40GB, 60GB, 80GB or 100GB of data, will instead receive 80GB, 120GB, 160GB or 200GB of data at the same price they are paying now. Current business customers must contact Sprint to take advantage of the deal. Both the family and business plans that double their data will keep the … [Read more...] about Sprint responds to AT&T’s promotion with its own double the data plan
Is your Government spying on you? As the NSA eavesdropping scandal is only snowballing instead of dying down, reports that apps like Facebook are accessing your contacts and that Skype could be accessing your camera every 3 hours or so (even when it's shut down), might strike a sore nerve with many.Thankfully, Google’s Android operating system allows you to actually control what each and every app accesses. To do so, you don’t need root and any hackery - it all happens via a simple app that is free to download on Google Play. One such app is called AppOps and it works on most devices we tested (except for a select few running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but a fix might come soon).AppOps tracks the behavior of all your apps, so you can actually see what component of the Android system they are accessing and how often. Don’t want Facebook or Viber to access your location? Just disable the location permissions from within AppOps. Don’t want a flashlight app … [Read more...] about How to stop Android apps from accessing your sensitive private data (hint: revoke permissions)
Protecting our smartphones is more than just putting them in a case or putting on a screen guard. The data we pump in and out of them needs to be protected too.Thankfully, the smartphones we have today offer us several options when it comes to keeping our devices and data secure. Doing so also upholds the protection you actively use when logging into a site or service when you are on a computer.On a smartphone, the email is “always on.” Unlike a browser on your home computer, you do not need to log in every time you check your email, or messages. That arguably makes these simple tips to add a small layer of protection all the more important.Nothing is guaranteed, but short of replacing your device with a Blackphone, these ideas will likely put you more than one step ahead of the general public. Since in some cases there are so many options available, make sure you do your own research and seek recommendations from colleagues or others whose input you trust.Coupling … [Read more...] about 5 + 1 tips to protect your phone, and your data