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  • China: Beijing to Track People's Movements via Their Mobile Phones

    03/04/2011 1:47:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    PC World ^ | 03/04/11 | Michael Kan
    Beijing to Track People's Movements via Their Mobile Phones By Michael Kan Mar 4, 2011 12:50 AM China plans on tracking the movements of people in Beijing using their mobile phones, a measure that while aimed at relieving traffic congestion, could set off concerns over misuse. China announced the plans in an article posted on a government website earlier this week. The system would work by tracking the movements of the 17 million users in Beijing currently signed on with the telecommunications carrier China Mobile. Once the users turned on their phone, the system could pinpoint their location and what...
  • Ditch the landline? (vanity)

    02/25/2011 9:38:54 AM PST · by teenyelliott · 116 replies · 3+ views
    2/25/11 | me
    We are thinking of getting rid of our landline. We no longer use our fax machine and our internet is a five spot. We have scaled down our one remaining phone line to just the dial tone. We called to cancel the line completely and at&t threw in free caller ID/call waiting for a year, so we still have the line.We are trying to cut costs everywhere we can, and we rarely use the phone. Not to mention that at&t is aligned with satan and always overcharges us (we keep changing companies to get away from them and then they...
  • Wrong Number! Man Sends Sex Photo to 9-Year-Old's Cell Phone

    02/08/2011 7:13:08 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 34 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 8, 2011 | TODD WRIGHT
    A Fort Myers man is under investigation after he allegedly sent a pornographic picture to a 9-year-old boy's cell phone. The man claims it was a mistake. According to the Ty'Ge Davis' family, the X-rated text came in about a week ago. The third grader showed his grandmother, who was totally shocked even at her advanced age. The text message was a picture of a woman performing oral sex on a couch. "That was too old for me," Ty'Ge said. "I wasn't ready for that." He handed the phone to his grandmother, Dorothy Moore. "I am like let me see...
  • Justice Department seeks mandatory data retention

    01/25/2011 12:11:43 PM PST · by FromLori · 67 replies
    CNET ^ | 1/24/2011 | Declan McCullagh
    Criminal investigations "are being frustrated" because no law currently exists to force Internet providers to keep track of what their customers are doing, the U.S. Department of Justice will announce tomorrow. CNET obtained a copy of the department's position on mandatory data retention--saying Congress should strike a "more appropriate balance" between privacy and police concerns--that will be announced at a House of Representatives hearing tomorrow.
  • Phone keeps ringing in crocodile's tummy

    01/23/2011 7:41:36 AM PST · by Immerito · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 21, 2011 | Maria Danilova
    KIEV, Ukraine — The crocodile in "Peter Pan" happily went "tick-tock" after swallowing an alarm clock but a crocodile in Ukraine has been a little less fortunate. Gena, a 14-year-old crocodile at an aquarium in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk, has been refusing food and acting listless after eating a cell phone dropped by a woman as she tried to photograph him. Aquarium workers initially didn't believe Rimma Golovko, a new mother in her 20s, when she complained that the crocodile had swallowed her phone.
  • Cops: Gang rape of girl, 14, recorded on cell phone

    01/13/2011 10:32:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | January 13, 2011 | Pat Curry and Nancy Loo
    Four Stickney teenagers gang-raped a 14-year-old girl and recorded the attacks on a cell phone, police said this morning. Alex Picallo, 16, Majeed Khalifeh, 18, and Jonathan Leanos, 19, were charged Wednesday with two counts each of aggravated criminal sexual assault in the incident at Leanos’ Stickney home in the 3900 block of Wesley on Saturday, police said. Picallo was charged as an adult.
  • CA: Brown's Countdown, Day 3: Governor tells state to slash cell phones

    01/12/2011 6:08:26 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    SacBee ^ | 01/12/11 | Jim Sanders
    Brown's Countdown, Day 3: Governor tells state to slash cell phones Published Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 Turns out talk isn't cheap after all. New Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the state Tuesday to save about $20 million a year by collecting half of the cell phones it has issued to employees – starting with himself. "I have it in my desk, ready to turn in," Brown said. Brown, in his first executive order since taking office last week, ordered the return of 48,000 cell phones by June 1. State agencies will take an in-depth look at who currently has a state...
  • (VANITY) What's a good cellphone?

    12/14/2010 6:01:43 AM PST · by Christian Engineer Mass · 55 replies
    Christian Engineer Mass | 14 Dec 10 | Christian Engineer Mass
    Do any Freepers have good advice on good cellphones? Ideally it would: * interface easily with my PC so I can do contact management on the PC. Otherwise it has to have a full keyboard to type in names * have a volume wheel on the side, with a central click position for standard volume, but easily changeable when needed * otherwise just be simple & do the job
  • Welcome to AT&T! (Consumer Reports has rated AT&T as the worst of all major cell phone carriers)

    12/11/2010 1:59:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2010 | Paul Schlicta
    I'm pleased to inform you that Consumer Reports has rated AT&T as the worst of all major cell phone carriers.  I can assure you that they deserve the honor, at least with regard to their customer service telephone line. A few months ago, I had some trouble with my broadband connection.  I was told to call the AT&T customer service number for technical support.  Half an hour later, I wearily hung up the phone after having endured something like this: (1) Welcome to the American Thinker! Si Usted lee sola en español, por favor vaya al (14).  If this...
  • US may disable all in-car mobile phones (Obamarxism)

    11/18/2010 5:25:22 PM PST · by pissant · 76 replies
    The Register UK ^ | 11/17/10 | Rik Mysllewsli
    The US government may require cars to include scrambling tech that would disable mobile-phone use by drivers, and perhaps passengers. "I think it will be done," US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said on Wednesday morning, according to The Daily Caller. "I think the technology is there and I think you're going to see the technology become adaptable in automobiles to disable these cell phones." LaHood is on a self-described "rampage" against distracted driving, and if making it impossible to use a mobile phone while in a car can save lives, he's all for it — although, according to TDC,...
  • Video of An Accident Waiting to Happen

    11/12/2010 10:06:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 16 replies
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that distracted driving causes around 25 percent of the auto accidents in the U.S. each year. That's nearly 1.6 million accidents annually caused by many of the things we discussed above, most of which are so easily preventable. This video is a good example of an accident waiting to happen.  As Everyone knows, I am fed up with the millions of regulations and laws in America.  However, when I am driving down the freeway in a tin can at 65 miles an hour, the last thing I want to worry about is...
  • Savvy entrepreneur sees school cell phone bans as opportunity - runs mobile rental space

    11/09/2010 10:10:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/09/2010 | Daniel Beekman
    School bans on cell phones are dialing dollars for one savvy entrepreneur. Vernon Alcoser has cornered the mobile market at two Bronx schools, where students pay $1 a day to keep their cell phones in the trucks he parks nearby. "It's better than trying to sneak your phone in," said Tatyana James, a freshman at Herbert H. Lehman High School who pays Alcoser's company, Pure Loyalty Electronic Device Storage, to baby-sit her BlackBerry during class. As far as Alcoser knows, his phone storage trucks are the city's first. Parked across from Lehman on E. Tremont Ave. and DeWitt Clinton High...
  • "STD Test? There's an App for That"

    11/08/2010 2:44:04 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 6 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 11/8/10 | STD Test? There's an App for That
    British health officials are hard at work on a new app that will allow users to pee into their cell phones and find out within minutes if they have an STD."
  • Vintage film shows woman holding what? [1928 cell phone?]

    10/30/2010 12:00:01 PM PDT · by rxsid · 77 replies
    www.wnd.com ^ | 10/30/2010 | WorldNetDaily
    "Vintage film shows woman holding what? Filmmaker says he's 'stumped' by image he calls 1928 cell phone Shades of the flux capacitor. Millions of people have watched a video by a Belfast filmmaker who thinks he has discovered a "time traveler" walking and talking on a cell phone in behind-the-scenes footage of the 1928 opening of a Charlie Chaplin film. "I was kind of stumped by what I saw," George Clarke says in his YouTube video, "I kept winding it back … and I couldn't explain this. Nobody can give me an explanation as to what it is." The video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y6a4T2tJaSU[Edit:...
  • Time traveler caught on film. Hey, why not?

    10/28/2010 12:52:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 58 replies
    csmonitor ^ | October 28, 2010 | Eoin O'Carroll
    An Irish filmmaker has uncovered irrefutable evidence of the viability of time travel: a shot of a woman jabbering into a cellphone in a Charlie Chaplin silent film. George Clarke, the Belfast director of the independent zombie film, "Battle of the Bone," spotted the time traveler in the DVD extra footage of the 1928 Academy Award winning film, "The Circus." He uploaded the clip to YouTube on Oct. 19, and it has since been viewed 1.5 million times.
  • Is this a time-traveller in a Charlie Chaplin film?

    10/27/2010 7:45:00 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 35 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28th October 2010 | Niall Firth
    Perhaps she really is a time-traveller, sent back through the decades to make a jaw-dropping cameo appearance. Or maybe she was a maverick genius, secretly testing out advanced technology for the government and caught on camera at the wrong moment.
  • Obama administration to press bans on all cell-phone use while driving?; Update: Poll added

    10/19/2010 2:21:44 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:36 am on October 18, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    We must have solved all our other problems if the Obama administration is aiming at cell-phone use while driving. In his interview with Bloomberg, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he may push for an all-out ban on the practice, even when conducted by “hands-free” technology, depending on the results of research LaHood is authorizing. Perhaps he should also research jurisdiction and enforcement as well (via The Week): LaHood, whose campaign against texting and making calls while driving has led to restrictions in 30 states, says his concerns extend to vehicle information and entertainment systems such as Ford Motor Co.’s Sync...
  • FCC aims to end cellular ‘bill shock’

    10/14/2010 6:00:21 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 63 replies
    www.boston.com ^ | October 14, 2010 | Megan Woolhouse
    "... Kerfye Pierre, a 27-year-old Maryland woman, said she received a $30,000 bill from T-Mobile for texting and e-mailing in Haiti after the earthquake..."
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Brett Favre Throws Pass to Jenn (tastefully done)

    10/13/2010 9:26:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | Oct 13, 2010 | Doug from Upland
    It is big news everywhere. Did Brett Favre really hit on the hot news woman? Did he send things he should not have sent? Will the NFL investigation result in suspension? Here is a tasteful YouTube song about the event. BRETT FAVRE THROWS UNWANTED PASS
  • Newest Google Android Cell Phone Contains Unexpected ‘Feature’

    10/07/2010 8:35:43 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 29 replies
    New America Foundation ^ | 5 October 2010 | Dan Meredith,Sascha Meinrath,Josh King,James Losey
    Yesterday, some T-Mobile stores began selling its newest mobile device, the G2, an Android-based smart phone originally slated for an October 6 release while AT&T is slated to release it later in the year. This device truly is representative of the next generation of mobile devices. The hardware capabilities surpass the abilities of most available netbook computers, including the ability to play High Definition video seamlessly. Unfortunately, the G2 also comes with built-in hardware that restricts what software a device owner might wish to install.Specifically, one of the microchips embedded into the G2 prevents device owners from making permanent changes...