South Koreans under 18 who own a smartphone must now accept a monitoring app on their devices by law.
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A multitude of technology firms hope to stop legislation which would allow law enforcement access to data stored in mobile devices.
The Kremlin wants to use smartphone technology it can trust -- by cracking open an alternative's source code.
Country's smartphone shipments drop 4 percent year-on-year to 98.8 million units in first-quarter 2015, with Apple overtaking Xiaomi to take pole position, IDC figures reveal.
Smartphone health care is becoming a big business, with the global venture capital community pumping almost $300 million into the sector in Q1 2015, and the likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the FDA all helping to facilitate its rapid rise.
Samsung is shipping fewer smartphones than it was a year ago, but enough to reclaim its throne from Apple.
And here's how you can get that power back...
Samsung and Apple remained the top sellers of smartphones for the first quarter of the year, while LG stepped up to take fourth place behind Huawei.
Apple is finally beginning to have a major impact in India, where Android has normally held sway in the premium segment.
Thanks to its new big screen devices, Apple has overtaken Samsung to take the number one spot in smartphone sales for the last quarter of 2014, according to analyst Gartner.
With a 20 percent share of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2014, Apple took nearly all the industry's profits. It's a situation that could could spell trouble for Google.
Which apps are hogging space, consuming mobile data, and sucking the life out of your Android smartphone?
Apple's share of smartphone shipments in Western Europe grew 15 percent last year, putting the company within range of overtaking Samsung.
Apple may be running out of ideas. It reinvented the smartphone, the tablet, and most recently the wearable. What next, a car? A smart TV would make more sense first.
The tech industry loves the Samsung vs. Apple storyline. It's more like the Samsung vs. Apple and a bunch of smaller but dangerous Chinese smartphone makers.
Nevertheless, IDC analysts traced "a significant slowdown compared to 2013."
iPhone makes up about 60 percent of Apple's revenue. Though arch-rival Samsung's smartphone unit is struggling, it still wouldn't turn down providing its chips to Apple.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman and chief executive of Lenovo, said the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the ongoing transformation in the global landscape will enable Lenovo to stand out in smartphone business, which leaves an opportunity to challenge Apple and Samsung's dominance.
Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
Over the past few years Apple has watched its smartphone market share decline in the face of pressure from big, cheap Android smartphones. But the iPhone 6 could change that as consumers flock to the 4G capability and larger display.
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