Tag Archives: Allowed

Import of Mobiles Without Panic Button Allowed Until February, Says DoT

The Department of Telecom on Tuesday allowed import of mobile phones without panic button or emergency calling feature till February 28, 2017. “…it has been decided by the competent authority that the import of mobile phone handsets without Panic Button/Emergency call button feature prescribed as per ‘Panic Button and Global Positioning System Facility in all mobile phone handsets Rules 2016…shall ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Rs. 500, 1000 Notes Should Be Allowed for Purchase of Mobiles, Says ICA

Mobile phone industry body Indian Cellular Association has asked the government to allow use of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes for the purchase of handsets and claimed that their sales have come down by 50 percent due to cash crunch post demonetisation. In a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the association said, “The mobile handset sales have ... Read More »

Apple Fixes iPhone Siri Bug That Allowed Anyone Access to Contacts, Photos

An online video of a newly discovered bug in Apple’s iOS 9.3.1 operating system is making the rounds, showing that it has been possible to access an iPhone user’s contacts and photos without entering a passcode or scanning a fingerprint. It does require a very particular set of circumstances. For one, you have to allow Siri to access your Twitter ... Read More »

FBI Assures It Will Help Authorities Unlock Devices When Allowed by Law

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has assured law enforcement across the United States that it will help unlock mobile devices such as iPhones involved in investigations when it is allowed by law and policy. The FBI said in a letter to local authorities that it understands the challenges they face and that they lack necessary tools to monitor and investigate ... Read More »