The Mobile Minute: Your Daily M4Change News

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Jul 29, 2010

Today's Mobile Minute covers how mobiles are improving students' performance in a North Carolina school, personal data theft from a malicious Android app, a $100 million USAID grant for health services in Malawi, the effect of mobile applications on the East African economy, and the release of Opera's "State of the Mobile Web."

  • An Android app that was downloaded "anywhere from 1.1 million to 4.6 million times" collected personal data and phone logs from users and sent the information to a personal website in China. This article looks at mobile security and the challenges of protecting mobile data.
  • Opera released an in-depth "State of the Mobile Web" report, which covers number of users, country-by-country breakdowns of data consumption habits, top sites visited on the mobile web, and more.  

[Mobile Minute Disclaimer: The Mobile Minute is a quick round-up of interesting stories that have come across our RSS and Twitter feeds to keep you informed of the rapid pace of innovation. Read them and enjoy them, but know that we have not deeply investigated these news items. For more in-depth information about the ever-growing field of mobile tech for social change, check out our blog posts, white papers and research, how-tos, and case studies.]

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