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  • Time to rethink 'universal service' in a mobile world

    Since the 1996 act, the mobile world has exploded and phone services is available coast to coast. I agree with CTIA that the whole idea of universal service needs to be rethought in the second decade of the 21st century.

News Scan: SMBs not budgeting for mobility; EventBoard secures $1.5M in seed funding; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 30, including a need for budgeting on mobility by SMBs, the event startup that just received $1.5 million, China OKs the sale of the new iPhone, the ongoing tablet war and what chip maker just passed Qualcomm for second in tablet app processors.

Retailers get advice: Have yourself a very mobile holiday

It's beginning to look a lot like m-Christmas, so mobile messaging and digital marketing firm OtherLevels is offering up some advice on how retailers can take full advantge of mobile commerce this holiday season.

Employees fail to take basic steps to secure BYOD devices, data

Employees that bring their own devices to work are not taking basic steps to secure their devices and data, concludes a survey of more than 1,000 users by security firm Bitdefender.

Stronger BYOD policies are the prescription for mHealth security

Every day 24,800 patients have their protected medical records exposed, according to stats from the Department of Health and Human Services. With that type of threat lurking, and the popularity of mobile devices rising, HealthITSecurity offers several tips medical professionals can follow to secure their patients' sensitive data.

News Scan: Smartphone encryption aids criminals, says FBI chief; Apple says it's iOS 8 or bust; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Sept. 29, including the latest criticism by the FBI head over default smartphone encryption, iOS as the only game in town, a service expansion for startup SimilarWeb, another ad platform update from Facebook and Subway's new mobile campaign.

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The number of security incidents soared 48 percent this year to 42.8 million, or the equivalent of 117,339 attackers per day, according to The Global State of Information Security Survey.