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After a day of unavailability, AT&T is once again selling the iPhone to New Yorkers online. While the network says online sales were stalled due to fraudulent activity, most consumers seem to be believe that the unavailability came from AT&T’s weak network in New York City. Either way, users are once again free to purchase new iPhone’s online.

While using electronic devices during the last hour of a flight may be restricted, the TSA has lifted a ban on in flight Live TV. Accordingly, JetBlue relaunched its DirecTV service, giving passengers the ability to watch television confined to their seats. While live TV is a plus, the move does little to aid passengers who’ve grown accustomed to in flight computer usage and Wi-Fi.

Karsten Nohl, a German computer programmer, hacked the code which protects mobile phone calls. The GSM security code secures nearly 80% of cellular phones currently in use, protecting them from hackers who may want to listen in on phone calls. While Nohl said he hacked the system and published the encryption online so cell phone manufacturers would increase security, the committee behind the GSM said that while the hack is legitimate, the security code is very complicated and would not give hackers the ability to listen in on other peoples phone calls.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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