ByLeopold Epstein:Now that Apple's (AAPL) growth trend has been broken, the world is no longer in denial about how the smartphone market is competitive. There are many companies that will increase competition based on price and new features.
NEW DELHI: Handset makers have opposed the government's move mandating global positioning system (GPS) on feature phones, arguing it would hit users at the lowest level as the cost of basic phones would go up by Rs 400 — a massive increase in a market where the cheapest device is available for Rs 500.
As the world moves deeper into the digital space and people use handheld devices like smartphones to store more and more of their personal data, storing data remotely over cloud storage provided by smartphone makers has raised many privacy concerns.
Police in the U.S. must have a warrant before they search an arrested person’s cellphone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision observers say “bodes well” for a forthcoming ruling on digital search and seizure from Canada’s top court.
The unanimous ruling, heralded as a huge win for 21st-century privacy rights, acknowledges the contents of a cellphone need far more privacy protection than the U.S. law currently provides, says the lawyer who is fighting this same battle before the Supreme Court of Canada.