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Employees holding European firms back from BYOD

While mobile device penetration in Europe is high, European firms remain reluctant to allow BYOD. Surprising, employees are the ones holding back BYOD.

Security worries hold firms back from embracing mobility

Security worries continue to hold enterprises back from embracing mobility, according to a survey of 3,500 IT decision makers in 15 countries by Wakefield Research and commissioned by HP.

PlaceUs tracks user location for family and friends, excludes advertisers

Alohar Mobile launched a new app this week called PlaceUs that gives contextually aware location information to a user's small group of family and friends, according to a story at  Gigaom.

Firms turn blind-eye to BYOD policy

Close to half of organizations either do not have a mobile device policy at all or have not fully implemented the policy they have in place, according to a survey of 1,100 IT security pros who are members of the LinkedIn Information Security Community.

News Scan: Yahoo buys mobile analytics firm Flurry; Google Now beats Siri in search accuracy; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 22, including Yahoo's latest mobile move, where Google has a leg up on Apple, the potential drawbacks to wearables according to TechNavio, a new COO for BlackBerry and the newest service expected to explode in Malaysia.

New mobile malware poses as FBI, demands ransom

A new malware called ScarePakage seizes mobile phones and pretends to be the FBI in order to coerce users to hand over money to have the device set free.

Millennials break BYOD rules most often, but for good reason

Millennials are more likely to break the rules when it comes to bring-your-own-device policies, according to a new study. But while they flout written guidelines, much of the time they do so in order to work more effectively.

News Scan: Facebook gets a Buy button; Wall Street expects good things from Apple; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 21, including the new Buy button in Facebook feeds, what the finance sector expects out of Apple this quarter, the next market for Appcelerator, how NQ Mobile thwarted some of its downward momentum and what IT needs to do according to the rest of the company.

Mobile mining won't pay off for anyone

No matter how you look at it, mobile mining just doesn't add up, says Lookout, which noted in a blog post that "we just don't see a situation in which mobile miners can truly be profitable."

Senate panel passes mobile phone 'unlocking' bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved on Thursday legislation that would enable consumers to "unlock" their mobile phone when their service contract is up and switch to another carrier.