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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 ^ | 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:[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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Motorists on N.J. Turnpike, Garden State Parkway to get high-tech traffic 'forecasts' (TEXTING)

    09/30/2010 10:14:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 9-29-2010 | Mike Frassinelli
    The traffic version of Willard Scott and Al Roker will be coming soon to the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. Motorists on the state’s two biggest highways will be provided high-tech traffic "forecasts" to alert them about potential bottlenecks before they happen. Using complex computer models that have been said to predict traffic flows with up to 93 percent accuracy, the Turnpike Authority plans to put its new "Traffic Prediction Tool" into use early next year. Drivers would see the forecasts on existing highway message signs or via e-mail or text. Motorists get real-time alerts now, but...
  • Hospital Tech Angry Over Christian Homework

    09/20/2010 6:31:22 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 9/20/10 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A former hospital worker is suing Clarian Health after she claims her supervisor made her complete Christian-based homework. Dana Wilson worked at Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette in April 2009 as a phlebotomist, a technician that oversees blood draws...
  • News Corp. plans national newspaper for tablet computers and cellphones

    08/14/2010 5:53:24 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 13 August 2010 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
    News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is embarking on an ambitious plan for a new national digital newspaper to be distributed exclusively as paid content for tablet computers such as Apple Inc.'s iPad and mobile phones. The initiative, which would directly compete with the New York Times, USA Today and other national publications, is the latest attempt by a major media organization to harness sexy new devices to reach readers who increasingly consume their news on the go. The development underscores how the iPad is transforming the reading habits of consumers much like the iPod changed how people listen to...
  • Cops justify arrest saying woman could have been holding a “cell-phone gun”(OH)

    08/04/2010 6:32:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies ^ | 3 August, 2010 | Carlos Miller
    A woman in Ohio using her cell phone to videotape police questioning her boyfriend caused deputies to fear for their lives because she could have easily been holding a “cell-phone gun.” After all, cell-phone guns have become the latest rage in the criminal underworld; everyday occurrences that threaten officers at every turn. At least according to Delaware County Sheriff Walter L. Davis III: "In a statement, Delaware County Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said that cell-phone guns are an example of everyday items that have been altered into deceptive weapons that endanger the safety of officers and the public." However,...
  • 4 Rockets Fall In South; None Injured ["near Kibbutz Nahal Oz"]

    07/24/2010 11:40:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 27+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 07.24.10, 23:50 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Police are working to figure out the origin of the rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday evening and exploded near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, without causing damage or injures. A total of four rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel on Saturday, causing no injuries. An initial examination revealed that the rocket fired at Nahal Oz was manufactured using professional means, most likely outside of the borders of the Gaza Strip. The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters, and police sappers were working to locate fragments of it to be tested."

    07/21/2010 11:24:23 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CHICAGO BREAKING ^ | July 21, 2010 9:41 PM | Serena Maria Daniels
    SNIPPET: "A gunman threatened to detonate a car bomb and claimed links to al-Qaida while robbing an American Express office on the Magnificent Mile this afternoon, police said. About 4:20 p.m., a man approached a female employee in the American Express travel service office at 605 N. Michigan Ave. at first trying to buy euros and showing her a gun in his waistband as he demanded money, said Near North District Captain Leo Crotty." SNIPPET: "The man, described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and possibly of Middle Eastern descent, went on to instruct all the office employees they had...
  • Cell phones: Theft dressed up as charity

    07/16/2010 11:23:34 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 24 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 16, 2010 | Editorial
    Sometimes, government programs, subsidies and entitlements need no embellishment. In 2008, TracFone Wireless of Miami began distributing free cell phones to people who get food stamps, welfare or other government assistance. Recipients of the free cell phones are allowed to earn up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or no more than $33,075 a year for a family of four. The phones provide 68 free minutes a month and, in the words of The Philadelphia Inquirer, "they're paid for, in part, by charges on phone bills that the federal government allows carriers to levy." The free cells are...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Here’s Why You Better “Go Hands Free” at the Baseball Game – Video

    06/30/2010 9:43:09 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a Yankees fan getting hit right in the face by the baseball because he was talking on his cell phone. As one of the commentators in the video says, “You got to go hands free at the baseball game.” Actually, you might just try going “cell phone free” at the baseball game.
  • No-texting law begins Thursday (Georgia (State Of))

    06/30/2010 6:10:57 AM PDT · by devane617 · 14 replies ^ | 06/30/2010 | Pete Skiba
    ALBANY, Ga. — Spread the word, but don’t text it if you are driving. Two new distracted driver laws take effect in Georgia tomorrow. One law prohibits drivers from “using wireless telecommunications devices for writing, sending or receiving text messages while operating a motor vehicle,” according to the website The other prohibits a driver under 18 years old with a driver permit or a class D license from using a wireless communication device. Breaking either law can result in arrest and a $150 fine with a point put on the license. “This only applies to drivers on the road,”...
  • Periodical Review June 2010 - No. 1

    06/28/2010 5:54:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies
    Periodical Review June 2010 – No. 1 This report summarizes the most prominent events brought up in the Jihadi online forums in the second half of May 2010. Following are the main subjects brought up in this report: • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s media institute publishes an interview with Anwar Al-Awlaki, calling to the Muslims in the U.S. Army to kill their friends. • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula publishes a video calling the Yemenite tribes to join the Jihad campaign against the U.S. and the Yemenite government. • Ayman Al-Zawahiri publishes an obituary for the death of the...
  • The Most Primary of Care — Talking about Driving and Distraction

    06/15/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 479+ views
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | June 10, 2010 | Amy N. Ship, M.D.
    Imagine the scene: three young women are traveling in a car. It is a sunny morning, traffic is light, and all are wearing their seat belts and are not intoxicated. They are talking about a friend — "You like him, don't you?" It is happy, benign teenager chatter. Then the driver decides to include that other friend in the conversation. While steering, she sends him a short text message on her cell phone. Suddenly, the car swerves into oncoming traffic and metal hits metal at high speed. Bodies are thrown. Glass breaks. Blood splatters. When the car finally comes to...
  • What's your opinion re various cell phone packages?

    06/12/2010 10:53:17 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 34 replies · 776+ views
    This is for my wife. She's got to upgrade to a 4 gig Iphone (or some such) that has, among other things, email capability. She/we will thus have to have unlimited phone calls, unlimited texting and graphics/pictures, and internet/email. At the present we have AT&T but have to pay extra for texting, pictures and email. What companies/plans would you recommend? thanx so much.
  • Cellphone use could harm your sex life - if you're a buck rabbit

    06/08/2010 6:20:17 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 7 replies · 35+ views
    IT Wire ^ | June 8, 2010 | Stuart Corner
    Researchers have attempted to study the affect of prolonged cellphone radiation on the sexual behaviour of male rabbits, and have concluded that there could be some harmful effects. In the research, the results of which have been published in International Journal of Impotence Research, the researchers divided a group of 18 male rabbits into three groups of six. One of which was exposed to radiation from mobile phones on standby (ie no calls were sent or received) operating at 800MHz for eight hours per day for 12 weeks; one group had phones that were switched off; and the third group...
  • Texas Man Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

    06/03/2010 4:32:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 251+ views
    FBI Houston ^ | June 3, 2010
    HOUSTON—A federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas returned an indictment today charging Barry Walter Bujol, Jr., with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno and FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge Richard C. Powers announced today. “Protecting the American public from the threat of terrorism, both international and home-grown, is the highest priority of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas,” said U.S. Attorney Moreno. “Proactive investigative efforts and cooperation between the...
  • •New book enhances reading experience with help from cell phones, technology

    05/26/2010 8:30:34 AM PDT · by Military family member · 5 replies · 262+ views
    Journal of Business ^ | 5/26/2010 | Amy Patterson Neubert
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Cell phones may seem like a distraction when reading, but a Purdue University professor shows how they can be paired with novels that link readers to digital resources to create "ubitour" books. "Books open our minds, and now we can use technology to expand our reading experiences," said Sorin Adam Matei, an associate professor of communication and creator of the ubitour book series. "Cell phones are the digital devices that are used by most people, so it only makes sense that cell phones be an essential part of the reading experience."
  • I killed my cellphone and I'm glad it's dead...

    05/25/2010 7:43:30 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 55 replies · 1,093+ views
    5/25/10 | Self
    We have had T-Mobile service for our family since before time it seems, and there are four of us sharing a plan that has worked quite well over the years and none of us are willing to abandon our cell numbers, nor would it be easy to do so. My problem is my cell. I hate the damned thing and either by error or unconscious purpose, I left it out on the patio bar the other day and it got rained on (along with my wallet) for about three hours before I discovered it. Since the little water detector boxes...
  • Verizon forgives balance of $18,000 cell phone bill

    05/17/2010 3:40:02 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 23 replies · 731+ views ^ | 05/17/10
    Bob St. Germain said he was not sure at first whether to believe the Verizon official who called to tell him that the balance of his $18,000 cellphone bill had been forgiven, ending the Dover resident's long-running dispute with the company over the staggering amount, which his son mistakenly accumulated over a six-week period in 2006. "Nice to see Verizon dismiss all the charges," St. Germain said. "But it's still on my credit report. Someone has to take the next step." According to Verizon, the settlement is indeed official: In a statement, the company confirmed it is no longer insisting...
  • Teacher apologizes for recorded beating of student

    05/14/2010 5:32:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies · 1,361+ views
    hosted ^ | May 14 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) -- A teacher who was recorded on cell phone video beating a student apologized Friday, saying she was "without excuse" for the attack on the 13-year-old. Science teacher Sheri Lynn Davis, who was fired by the charter school this week over the attack......
  • Pakistani Man Found with Explosives on Hands at U.S. Embassy in Chile

    05/11/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 404+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/11/10 | Pierre Thomas
    A Pakistani man was detained at the U.S. Embassy in Chile yesterday after field tests detected explosive residue on his hands and personal items, the State Department said today. A U.S. official tells ABC News the man had been recently added to a U.S. terror watch list, and as a result his U.S. visa was in the process of being revoked. In accordance with U.S. law, the man had been notified of the intention to revoke his U.S. visa and he was at the embassy to discuss the matter.
  • Alabama truck driver in Kentucky crash that killed 11 was on cell phone, report says

    05/06/2010 9:50:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 738+ views
    al ^ | May 06, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A state police report says the Alabama truck driver involved in a March crash that killed himself and 10 others in central Kentucky was talking on a cell phone. Police say Kenneth Laymon of Jasper, Ala., crossed the median of Interstate 65 in central Kentucky on March 26 and slammed into a van carrying Mennonites traveling to a wedding in Iowa.
  • The Smoking Gun that proves Janet Napolitano and the FBI failed us re: Times Square Bomber

    05/06/2010 1:54:45 AM PDT · by · 11 replies · 708+ views ^ | 5/6/2010 |
    We now have The Smoking Gun that proves Janet Napolitano, the F.B.I., and the entire national security apparatus of the U.S. government failed to protect its people in regards to the attempted bombing of Times Square by Faisal Shahzad. Napolitano should be immediately fired for dereliction of duty, you ask why, because the U.S. government had Shahzad’s cell phone number yet they did not check to see who he called, who called him, did members of the Taliban or Al Qaeda contact him via that cell phone, all the government did was write the number down, forget about further surveilling...
  • Can Oprah Winfrey Stop Cell Phone-Using Drivers?

    05/01/2010 6:24:15 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 818+ views
    crn ^ | May. 01, 2010 | Yara Souza
    Oprah Winfrey is trying to raise awareness about the dangers of talking and texting on cell phones while driving. On Friday, the talk show maven hosted a special taping of her show in which she urged people to dedicate their vehicles as "no phone zones." In an appearance on "Good Morning America," Winfrey said: "My plea is to recognize that really it is an addiction. Look, five years ago, 10 years ago we weren't doing this. We used to drive in our cars and reach the destination; think about what we had to do once we got to the destination...
  • Family, Verizon far apart over nearly $18,000 phone bill

    04/30/2010 6:28:44 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 24 replies · 1,216+ views ^ | April 30, 2010 | Megan Woolhouse
    DOVER — Bob and Mary St. Germain say they can’t believe it. Four years after their son, Bryan, used his cellphone to connect to the Internet, the couple is still trying to fight the bill: a nearly $18,000 tab from Verizon. Bryan, now 26, thought his family’s plan included free data downloads. It didn’t, and in August 2006, the St. Germains’ phone bill ballooned to more than 100 times the normal amount. “You can’t print what my husband said’’ when the bill came, Mary St. Germain said. “He was very shocked.’’
  • Family Believes Missing Mom Was Stalked With Texts, Phone Calls

    04/28/2010 10:35:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 896+ views
    ( via - NORTH WEST CABLE NEWS ^ | Posted on April 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "CLARKSTON, Wash. -- The family of a missing Clarkston woman says Rachel Anderson, 40, was stalked for weeks by an unknown caller to her cell phone. Clarkston Police believe Anderson's disappearance is suspicious." SNIPPET: "The last time anyone saw her was the evening of Friday, April 16. Detectives traveled to Moscow, Idaho and searched a building where Anderson was last seen. Detectives were in touch with Anderson well before she disappeared because she had filed several harassment complaints with police. Her family says for months someone was texting her strange messages, calling her, and then hanging up. They fear...
  • Judge chastised for confiscating phone

    04/02/2010 7:26:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 480+ views
    upi ^ | April 1, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla.- A Florida juvenile court judge went too far when he found a woman in contempt because her cellphone rang in the courtroom, an appeals court ruled. The appeals panel in Daytona said Michelle McRoy's ringing phone was "annoying" but that does not justify a finding of contempt, The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Thursday. The court said Circuit Judge Anthony Johnson provided no evidence for his contempt finding and a order that McRoy's phone should be confiscated. "Contempt is an act tending to embarrass, hinder, or obstruct the court in the administration of justice, or to lessen the court's...
  • Armrest bonks cellphone user on head during movie: lawsuit

    03/25/2010 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 719+ views ^ | March 24, 2010 | LISA DONOVAN
    This is a cautionary tale about the perils of answering a cellphone in a theater as the movie's rolling. Taj Showers, settling in for a matinee with her 10-year-old son, did just that as The Incredible Hulk was doing his thing on the big screen. She clicked her vibrating phone and hunched forward to "discreetly" hold her conversation, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court. But it was as she was leaning forward, her head tilted to the side that an upright armrest fell in to position -- bonking her so hard, she says, that she...
  • Four Muslims Discharged Over Fort Jackson Threats, Probe Continues

    03/01/2010 11:42:29 AM PST · by Dinah Lord · 42 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | March 1, 2010 | Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani"
    If there was nothing to the allegations, then why were four of the five Muslim soldiers discharged? It seems to me that the earliest reports were wrong that the five Muslims were plotting to poison Fort Jackson's food supply. But later reports that there were nothing to the allegations were also clarified when we learned that the investigation was not into a plot but over comments about poisoning the food.
  • Japan: Mobile phone allows boss to snoop(keep track of body movements)

    03/11/2010 6:07:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 669+ views
    BBC ^ | 03/07/10 | Michael Fitzpatrick
    Mobile phone allows boss to snoop By Michael Fitzpatrick, Tokyo Researchers have produced a mobile phone that could be a boon for prying bosses wanting to keep tabs on the movements of their staff. Japanese phone giant KDDI Corporation has developed technology that tracks even the tiniest movement of the user and beams the information back to HQ. It works by analysing the movement of accelerometers, found in many handsets. Activities such as walking, climbing stairs or even cleaning can be identified, the researchers say. The company plans to sell the service to clients such as managers, foremen and employment...
  • Moviegoer Stabbed After Asking Woman to Silence Her Phone

    03/06/2010 10:12:15 PM PST · by tlb · 103 replies · 2,088+ views
    ktla ^ | March 6, 2010 | staff
    LANCASTER-- A man was stabbed in the neck with a meat thermometer after asking a woman to silence her cell phone in a movie theater, a sheriff's department official said. The stabbing occurred last Saturday at the Cinemark 22 theater at 2600 West Avenue I in Lancaster, according to Detective Richard Cartmill of the Lancaster sheriff's station. Deputies say that while the movie was playing, a woman was talking on her phone and the victim asked her to turn it off. The victim was attacked by the woman's boyfriend and another man. Deputies say he was stabbed in the neck...