Majority Views NSA Phone Tracking as Acceptable Anti-terror Tactic →
A majority of Americans – 56% – say the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program tracking the telephone records of millions of Americans is an acceptable way for the government to investigate terrorism, though a substantial minority – 41% – say it is unacceptable. And while the public is more evenly divided over the government’s monitoring of email and other online activities to prevent possible terrorism, these views are largely unchanged since 2002, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
12 Technologies That Are Improving at Insane Speeds
Business Insider published this graphic as part of an article they did summarizing the McKinsey report which featured disruptive technologies that are impacting the global economy.
UX Matters Study Identifies 3 Common Ways to Hold A Phone
If you are interested in the usability of mobile phones - especially in creating your next app or mobile site, UX Matters has published a great report on a survey they did of study of “the way people naturally hold and interact with their mobile devices. For two months, ending on January 8, 2013, the team made 1,333 observations of people using mobile devices on the street, in airports, at bus stops, in cafes, on trains and busses—wherever we might see them.”
According to the report: “In over 40% of their observations, a user was interacting with a mobile phone without inputting any data via key or screen. Figure 1 (above) provides a visual breakdown of the data from our observations. The users who we observed touching their phone’s screens or buttons held their phones in three basic ways:
- one handed—49%
- two handed—15%”
More information here: http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2013/02/how-do-users-really-hold-mobile-devices.php?
I know that I am with the majority as a one-hander. Where do you fit in with the common types of holding a phone?
"The next is preëmptive information delivery. That means knowing enough about people’s history to know what they’re going to care about. Imagine someone is reading a newspaper article, and we know there is a person mentioned in it that they went to high school with, and so we can flag it. I think that’s the sort of thing it’s possible to dramatically automate and make more efficient."