Kuala Lumpur – A Malaysian Muslim senator has been fined for divorcing his wife by sending her an SMS text message and leaving a voicemail on her mobile phone. The senator, Kamaruddin Ambok, 52, was fined 550 ringgit (147 dollars) Thursday by a Islamic or sharia court for attempting to divorce his wife Mahani Hussain [...]
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Soon you can search for jobs on your mobile phone. In a pioneering move by India’s popular jobs site, naukri.com, you will soon get information about your dream job on your cellphone. Naukri.com, which gets about 10,000 to 12,000 users per day will target millions of mobile users looking out for jobs in India. Mobile [...]
Watch out, because your mobile phone may be the SMS target of a clever scam. Helen Wellings looks at the latest alerts and how to keep your phone safe. Australia’s 20 million mobile phone users are coming under attack from scammers and fraudsters. Complaints to the telecommunications ombudsman about bills for premium rate SMS have [...]
Opera has unveiled its Mini browser, promising that the application will enable faster surfing on mobile phones. The application reroutes internet traffic to a special service that compresses the data and strips the website down to fit a mobile screen. This results in faster downloads and lower mobile data usage bills, according to Opera. Link: [...]
Those who suffer from insecurity, here’s a great tool to allay those unfounded fears. The $600 World Tracker SMS is a GPS transmitter that sends SMSes to your cellphone along with the device’s coordinates for a monthly fee. When integrated with Google Earth, it can provide a photo location within 3 meters (!) of the [...]
BANGALORE: Question paper leakage is indeed going hi-tech. On Tuesday, first semester engineering students complained that their cellphones were jammed with SMSes of questions of the maths exam scheduled for Wednesday. Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1386134.cms The medium is well and truly part of the culture when people are whacking round cheats for exams by it!
BEIJING, JANUARY 24: Chinese mobile phone subscribers sent a record 304.65 billion short messages (SMS) last year, up nearly 40 per cent over 2004, boosting revenues, a report said here. Link: http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=115511 300 billion texts? Geez! That’s A) a lot of revenue and B) a heck of a lot of annoying beeps
HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd (HSBC) on Jan 25 launched its Business SMS Alert for corporate customers, whereby they will be instantly notified about their account transactions via the short messaging service (SMS). Link: http://www.theedgedaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_a5152800-cb73c03a-b113c700-8c523a00 This one just gives a little more information on HSBC’s new service. Again, it’d be damn useful for their UK customers. [...]
Fair Internet is introducing Kryptext, a solution for sending and receiving secure SMS text messages. Link: http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&type=security&ID=5928&title=Kryptext%20secure%20SMS You need to have a Symbian 60 phone to encrypt your messages; but still, could be useful!
The Beijing police have created a "fast response system" to be used when criminals use SMS to cheat banks and their customers. Link: http://www.chinatechnews.com/index.php?action=show&type=news&id=3469 Ah hah, perhaps the system is catching up! The power and flexibility of the medium is often what’s most valuable to a criminal — but not if it’s actually used against [...]
BEIJING, Jan. 25 – Despite repeated warnings, swindlers continue to use cell phone text messages to rip off unsuspecting local residents, and police don’t know how to solve the problem. Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/25/content_4097531.htm This stuff is still happening … and I reckon it will keep on happening. When an inexperienced user gets a text saying "Billing [...]
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) — HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd aims to get 10,000 more small medium enterprise (SME) customers subscribing to its business short messaging system (SMS) alert within this year. Link: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news_business.php?id=177368 If only they did this sort of thing in the UK.