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UK government announces emergency laws for telephone and internet records

The UK government has announced plans for new ‘emergency’ laws to allow telephone and internet data to be retained.

It follows a ruling in April by the European Court of Justice that said Europe’s Data Retention Directive was invalid because it didn’t contain enough safeguards.

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LG announces KizON, a wearable mobile phone for children

LG Electronics has announced a new child-friendly mobile phone that’ll be available in South Korea from tomorrow, with a launch in North America and Europe planned for later this year.

The LG KizON is worn on a wrist band, allowing parents of pre-school and primary school children to track and call their offspring.

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Charge your smartphone before flying to the USA

New security measures affect all electronic devices in hand baggage

New security measures have been put in place for customers flying from the UK to the USA.

Electronic devices, including mobile phones and laptop computers, may now need to be switched on as part of the security screening process for hand baggage.

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Talking about smartwatches, smartphones, roaming charges and customer complaints

Podcast - 2nd July 2014

In this week's podcast we talk about two of the big announcements from Google I/O: a new version of Android and the retail launch of smartwatches powered by 'Android Wear'.

We also talk about Android-based smartphones from Nokia and Blackphone, network complaints in the UK, a reduction in European roaming charges and mobile ticketing.

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Privacy-focussed smartphone Blackphone begins shipping

SGP Technologies, the joint venture between Silent Circle and Geeksphone, has announced that its Blackphone smartphones have started shipping to customers.

The privacy-focussed device, which was launched ahead of Mobile World Congress 2014, is based on the Android OS but also offers encrypted calls and encrypted text messaging.

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