Posted by SaferMobile onMobileActive, May 10, 2011
Activists, rights defenders, and journalists use mobile devices and communications for reporting, organizing, mobilizing, and documenting. Mobiles provide countless benefits — relatively low cost, increased efficiencies, vast reach — but they also present specific risks to rights defenders and activists. Additionally, information about other mobile uses, such as your photos or video, your data, the Internet sites you visit from your phone, and your physical location, are stored on your device and often logged by your mobile network. How much is this putting you at risk? This Overview will help you evaluate your level of risk in regard to your mobile communications
For full text of the article, visit Mobile Security Risks: A Primer for Activists, Journalists and Rights Defenders | MobileActive.org.
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You have heard the word, mobile is the new hot thing. You have convinced your management to start using mobile, but how do you actually use mobile to engage citizens and create impact? The Mobile Citizen Summit is a one-day learning laboratory for those interested in applying mobile technologies to empower, fuel and drive citizen engagement in the public good. Our focus is on providing you with informative and practical discussions that will empower you to: Understand the opportunities mobile technology provides Discover successful mobile business cases Gain exposure to innovative tools and applications Explore SMS vs. Smartphone technologies, and Know where mobile is today and where it’s headed tomorrow. This is your opportunity to explore all there is to know about the mobile space by leading a session, asking questions, showcasing your latest innovation, sharing your success stories and meeting other like minded people who want to help you get started and be successful.
The Power of GIS and SMS Alert Services
Written by ASM_Admin, Asian Surveying & Mapping, Thursday, 23 December 2010 09:34
Communicating important messages can be triggered through geographic information systems (GIS) activities. Using mobile devices, short message service (SMS) occur as text messages and often originate automatically. Deteriorating weather forecasts, tsunami alerts, flood events and pollution impacts are examples of events that can be communicated to mobile devices to warn and inform people. These messages tend to be short and are intended to cause immediate action. Short message services are more commonly known as SMS messages. It was recently reported that over 2 Trillion of the these of these messages are sent through mobile devices around the globe daily, often forming part of the basic communication between two parties either close together or sometimes around the world. The advantages of SMS are speed, lower cost and easy-of-use. …
Full text of the article via The Power of GIS and SMS Alert Services.
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