91,000 Cellphones Fell Silent

Federal agencies spent more than a quarter million a month on unused government-issue cellphones assigned to employees working from home, says an internal audit. The investigation by Shared Services Canada, the federal IT department, said the number of dormant telephone accounts jumped 65 percent under pandemic work-from-home orders: “The number of mobile devices that had not been used for three or more months increased by 65 percent.”

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