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  • ‘Interceptor’ cellphone towers found near White House, Senate

    09/18/2014 12:18:10 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-18-2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Mysterious “interceptor” cellphone towers that can listen in someone’s phone call despite not being part of any phone networks have turned up near the White House and Senate. A company that specializes in selling secure mobile phones discovered the existence of several of the towers in and around the nation’s capitol. “It’s highly unlikely that federal law enforcement would be using mobile interceptors near the Senate,” ESD America CEO Les Goldsmith told the technology website Venture Beat on Thursday.
  • Arifa Bibi Stoned To Death In Pakistan For Possessing A Cell Phone

    10/04/2013 7:20:45 AM PDT · by heartwood · 30 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Oct. 3, 2013 | Dominic Kelly
    A young mother of two has been put to death in Pakistan for possessing a cell phone. Arifa Bibi was sentenced to death by stoning by a Pakistani tribal court, and was executed on July 11 at the hands of her family. Her uncle, cousins and other family members threw stones at the woman until she died, all because she had a mobile phone. She was buried in the desert far away from her home village, and according to reports, her family was not permitted to be involved in her funeral.
  • By Documenting So Much Of Your Life, You’re Missing Your Life

    09/04/2014 4:38:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It’s not often I get to cite Peter Frampton. Hell, it’s not often anyone gets to cite Peter Frampton anymore. His massive album “Frampton Comes Alive” was before my time, yet my ears are intimately familiar with the songs on it. “Baby, I Love Your Way” was a staple of junior high dances and couples skates, until such things were replaced by dry humping. So it’s nothing personal when I write that I don’t get much occasion to write about Frampton, he’s just mostly before my time. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still things we can learn from the...
  • Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

    09/01/2014 10:51:41 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 33 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 8/27/14 | Andrew Rosenblum
    Like many [ultra-secure phones], the CryptoPhone 500...features high-powered encryption. Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, says the phone also runs a customized or "hardened" version of Android that removes 468 vulnerabilities that his engineering team team found in the stock installation of the OS. His mobile security team also found that the [standard] Samsung Galaxy SIII leaks data to parts unknown 80-90 times every hour. [snip] To show what the CryptoPhone can do that less expensive competitors cannot, he points me to a map that he and his customers have created, indicating 17 different phony cell towers known as...
  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 7:10:25 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 86 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-28-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    St. Paul police responded Thursday to criticism over officers' interaction with a man, including police use of a Taser, saying a video doesn't tell the whole story. Chris Lollie, 28, said he was sitting on a chair in a downtown skyway Jan. 31 when a security guard told him it was a private area and he couldn't be there. No signs were posted saying it was private, Lollie said. The guard called police. Lollie, of St. Paul, told an officer he was heading to pick up his children and didn't have to identify himself because he had done nothing wrong....
  • Frustrated Mom Creates ‘Ignore No More’ App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls

    08/17/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT · by G Larry · 30 replies
    CBS New York via Drudge ^ | 15 August 2014 | Alice Gainer
    Frustrated Mom says: “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,”
  • Reality TV star and mother sentenced to 10 years behind bars for raping a boy, 13

    08/11/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 38 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10 August 2014 | ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER and DAVID MCCORMACK
    A reality TV Star on TLC's Cheer Perfection has been sentenced to ten years behind bars for raping a 13-year-old boy. TMZ reports that Andrea Clevenger, 34, pleaded guilty to sexual assault and engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a minor at a court hearing on Thursday
  • Is this the world's first cell phone? Film from 1938 shows a woman talking on a wireless device

    07/26/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 69 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 3/31/2014 | Mailonline
    The mystery of how a woman could have been filmed while using a modern cell phone back in 1938 seems to have finally been solved. Black and white footage of a young female chatting into a wireless handset - said to have been filmed at a factory in the United States in the 30s - has attracted over 300,000 plays on YouTube. Conspiracy theorists hailed the clip as proof of time travel, citing it alongside other instances of old films that appear to show imagery of modern technology existing years before it was invented.
  • Study: Law banning cell phones while driving doesn’t reduce accident rate

    07/26/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Most Americans admit to being fry-dipping, cell-phone-gossiping, mascara-applying distracted drivers. A 2011 poll, reported in USA Today, showed 86 percent of us eat or drink in the car, more than half talk on the phone, and about 40 percent admit to the offenses of setting the GPS or texting. Many Americans, even in a state as conservative as Texas, want to be saved from their bad behavior by a ban on cell phone use in the car. But are they really saving themselves? Though the laws are largely noncontroversial, they’re also hard to enforce, and increasingly look ineffective, according...
  • Two die trying to recover cell phone from toilet

    06/30/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    XINXIANG CITY, China (KTRK) -- A cellphone dropped into a public toilet led to the deaths of two people and several injuries following a strange series of events. According to the South China Morning Post, a woman visiting with her husband's family in Xinxiang City, China went to use the public open-pit toilet. She then accidently dropped her brand new $320 cellphone into the sewage-filled hole.
  • GOTCHA! Truck Driver Busts Cop On His Cellphone, Speeding [VIDEO]

    06/29/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A truck driver showed what can happen when police officers find out they’re being videotaped. Brian Miner was pulled over in Illinois last week after he honked his truck horn at a state police officer he claims was using his cellphone while speeding on a wet highway. “I pulled you over – the horn, I don’t know what that was about,” the officer told Miner, who recorded the traffic stop. “Because you were speeding and had your cellphone in your hand,” said Miner, explaining why he was honking. “Police officers can actually use technology when they’re driving,” said the officer....
  • Justice Dept Uses Lesbian Cartoon Characters To Teach Kids About Cell Phone Safety

    06/27/2014 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:34 PM 06/26/2014 | Chuck Ross
    The Department of Justice has spent $1.2 million on a website which depicts cartoon cellphones engaging in real-life dating scenarios, in an effort to help teens define their “digital line” as it pertains to relationship abuse. The website, ThatsNotCool.com, which is operated through the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women, is perhaps the cheesiest government-funded ad campaign in recent memory. […] The first video featured on the site, titled “Password,” shows two female cellphone characters sitting on a city bench. One character is typing away on her body, which is also a cellphone keypad. “I should know your profile password,”...
  • Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

    06/25/2014 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2014 | ADAM LIPTAK
    <p>In a major statement on privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.</p> <p>Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the court, said the vast amount of data contained on modern cellphones must be protected from routine inspection.</p>
  • Supreme Court bans warrantless cell phone searches, updates privacy laws (for 21st century)

    06/25/2014 7:59:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people’s cell phones without a warrant, in a unanimous decision that amounts to a major statement in favor of privacy rights. Police agencies had argued that searching through the data on cell phones was no different than asking someone to turn out his pockets, but the justices rejected that, saying a cell phone is more fundamental. The ruling amounts to a 21st century update to legal understanding of privacy rights. “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the...
  • Volume violation? Cops say woman created public disturbance with loud cell phone chat

    05/28/2014 6:20:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Equasha Brown, 34, of Iranistan Avenue in Bridgeport, was issued an infraction for creating a public disturbance last Wednesday night after she was heard talking loudly on her cell phone downtown within earshot of police headquarters, and refused to comply with an order to quiet down.
  • Your Phone’s ‘Tilt’ Sensor Allows People to Track You

    05/10/2014 3:36:15 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | may 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    Never mind what you actually text or say on the phone — now even the way you tap, hold and move it can be tracked. A U.S. research team revealed your smartphone and tablet’s “tilt” and “swipe” motion sensor data — which cannot be blocked — can be used to track your movements and even determine your passwords.
  • Cops: Full-Body Scanner Trips Up Inmate Who Sought To Smuggle Phone Into Louisiana Jail

    05/08/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 05-08-2014 | Staff
    A Louisiana inmate who sought to smuggle a cell phone into a new jail was thwarted last week when a full-body scanner revealed that the device was nestled in the man’s rectum, police report. While being processed into the Shreveport jail last Wednesday, Anthony Alvey, 22, was required to twice pass through a scanner (which has been used by jailers for the past year). The scans showed a “dark unidentified object” inside Alvey, according to a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office report. Alvey, who was also subjected to a pair of strip searches, subsequently “admitted that he had a cell phone...
  • Cyclist Arrested For Videotaping Cop During Red Light Stop

    05/03/2014 7:10:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 56 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | May 2, 2014 | Ben Yakas
    Photographing and videotaping anything in public view—including federal buildings and the police—is legal in NYC as long as the documentation does not impede any law enforcement activity. Nevertheless, plenty of people—including journalists—continue to be arrested and harassed by camera-shy NYPD officers. - snip - While in the back of the car, Paybarah (the arrestee) says he asked the officers why he was arrested for taking video. One officer responded memorably: I was told by another officer while in the car that recording a police officer was illegal because people are using iPhones as guns and shooting cops through the camera...
  • Four Charged In Pepper Spray Attack At Cell Phone Store

    05/02/2014 7:55:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 30, 3014
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago police detectives are trying to determine if four people charged with the robbery Monday of a cell phone store in the north side Edgewater neighborhood are responsible for any similar stickups. Nothing seemed amiss at first when two women walked into the Bestcom Wireless store at 6147 N. Broadway at about 5 p.m. Monday and began discussing the pros and cons of various cell phones and phone packages with the store’s manager. But police said that suddenly, one of the women pulled out pepper spray and used it on the manager.
  • Driver caught using cell phone jamming device

    05/01/2014 7:04:07 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 55 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 04-30-2014 | Luke Funk
    A Florida man is facing a $48,000 fine for using a "jammer" in his SUV to keep people around him off of the phone while he was driving. The Federal Communications Commission says that Jason R. Humphreys used a phone jammer in his vehicle during his daily commute on I-4 between Seffner and Tampa for about two years before he was caught. Metro PCS alerted the Feds of an issue in April of 2013. The company noticed that its cell phone tower sites had been experiencing interference during the morning and evening commutes. Agents from the FCC used direction finding...
  • A Florida Resident Drove Around with a Cellphone Jammer for Two Years Before Being Caught

    05/01/2014 3:05:10 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies
    Yahoo! Tech ^ | May 1, 2014 | Alyssa Bereznak
    Many states have banned talking on your cellphone while driving, but Florida is not one of them. So 60-year-old vigilante Jason R. Humphreys took matters into his own hands. As The Tampa Tribune reports, Humphreys brought a cellphone jammer along on his commute every day for two years. You know, to ensure that his fellow commuters remained focused on the road. Until two local sheriff’s deputies caught him in the act and slapped him with $48,000 worth of fines, which he must pay or otherwise respond to within a month.
  • $48K Penalty Proposed Against Individual in Cell Jammer Investigation

    04/30/2014 6:57:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    FCC ^ | 4-29-2014
    Washington, D.C. – A Florida man who allegedly jammed consumer cell phone service from his car for nearly two years and interfered with first-responder communications faces a possible $48,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission. Jason R. Humphreys of Seffner, Florida, apparently interfered with these services while commuting along a section of Interstate 4 in Florida. In taking this enforcement action, the Commission noted that Mr. Humphreys’ jammer operation “could and may have had disastrous consequences by precluding the use of cell phones to reach life-saving 9-1-1 services provided by police, ambulance, and fire departments.” FCC Enforcement Bureau agents identified...
  • Hands Off My Cell Phone!

    04/30/2014 7:41:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Bob Barr
    America is known as “The Land of the Free,” but with the world’s highest prison population where more than 12-million arrests were made in 2012 alone, the statement’s accuracy is open to question. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than half of American men will be arrested at least once in their lifetime, and a 2011 study reported by TIME suggests that one out of three young adults will be arrested at least once by the time they turn 23. In an “arrest-first-ask-questions-later” system, innocent citizens routinely find themselves in front of a mug shot camera -- and as...
  • Supreme Court takes on privacy in digital age [Police search of cellphone]

    04/28/2014 11:32:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 28, 2014 | Mark Sherman
    Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American's virtual home?
  • Verizon loses wireless phone customers, gains tablet users, posts $4B profit

    04/25/2014 7:26:52 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 3 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 4/24/14 | Bill Hethcock
    Verizon Communications Inc. reported its fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit percentage growth in operating income, but lost cell phone subscribers, according to an earnings report released by the country's largest wireless carrier on Thursday. Verizon (NYSE: VZ) said it lost about 138,000 net postpaid phone customers in the first quarter, but more than offset that loss by adding 634,000 tablet users. The telecom titan’s profit more than doubled to $3.95 billion in the first quarter, and its revenue rose 5 percent to $30.8 billion, compared to the first quarter of 2013. New York-based Verizon is a major force in North...
  • Assessing the threat of cell-phone guns to law enforcement

    04/07/2014 3:26:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies
    .fox4now ^ | APR. 1, 2014 | .fox4now
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Have you ever heard of a cell-phone gun? It's one of the reasons Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott says his deputies were justified in snatching a Fort Myers man's cell phone. The man was using it to record deputies searching his car. But no one 4 In Your Corner asked -- from local fire arms experts to other police departments and even federal agencies -- seemed that concerned about the theat of cell phone guns as expressed by Sheriff Scott. "He wasn't doing anything to threaten the officer, and he wasn't doing anything to interfere with...
  • Beating caught on cell phone and posted to Facebook, one suspect arrested

    04/02/2014 10:10:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    WFSB ^ | Lisa Hutson
    WINTON TERRACE, OH (FOX19) - Three women are in custody and another remains at large for the stripping, beating and robbery of two women at Winton Terrace Saturday. Cell phone video recorded during the incident shows two women stripped naked, beaten and robbed. After the incident, the video was posted on Facebook.
  • Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

    03/27/2014 6:16:19 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 83 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Staff
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Texting and driving is dangerous but a new survey finds talking on a cellphone while behind the wheel may be even worse. As WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported from Stamford, the National Safety Council’s annual report found 26 percent of all crashes are tied to phone use, but noted just 5 percent involved texting. play Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction. Some motorists said they support the idea. “Everybody’s on a telephone. If people do cut you off, you...
  • Police Keep Quiet About Cell-Tracking Technology

    03/22/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Jack Gillum
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do. Police say Stingray, a suitcase-size device that pretends it's a cell tower, is useful for catching criminals, but that's about all they'll say. For example, they won't disclose details about contracts with the device's manufacturer, Harris Corp., insisting they are protecting both police tactics and commercial secrets. The secrecy - at times imposed by nondisclosure agreements signed by...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Information Request

    03/06/2014 1:41:12 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 50 replies
    06 Mar 2014 | US Navy Vet
    It it time to upgrade my Cell Phone(Verizon). I want to Upgrade to a Smartphone. What ones are good and what ones do I need to stay away from?
  • Wireless Tax Burden Harms US Economy

    03/04/2014 3:07:59 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 5 replies
    ALEC ^ | 2-28-14 | Alec Rued
    Since the Federal Communications Commission approved mobile devices for public consumption in 1983, the use of wireless phones has increased by 25 to 35 percent per year. Today, mobile technology is dispersed across more than 90 percent of the U.S. population and the number of cell phones in America exceeds the number of individuals. Americans increasingly rely on this now ubiquitous technology. In fact, the Center for Disease Control reports that a shocking fifty percent of homes rely exclusively on wireless service. Less surprisingly, over 80 percent of participants in the TIME mobile survey believed they could not go a...
  • This Is the App That’s Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela

    02/24/2014 9:30:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Defence One ^ | 9:31 AM ET 2-24-14 | Patrick Tucker
    Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Zello had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in Ukraine. Over the past few days in Venezuela, the protests ballooned following rapidly rising food prices, controversy over President Nicolas Maduro’s economic policies, public dissatisfaction over crime and multiple other factors. Moore was finding that in Venezuela that popularity had a price. Shortly after 9 p.m., his Twitter feed blew up with messages from users inside the...
  • Smartphone "Kill Switch" Legislation Proposed

    02/17/2014 7:07:51 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 48 replies
    thedroidguy.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Chad Buenaflor
    The rise in the number of mobile device theft all across the United States has prompted several Senators to introduce a smartphone kill switch on the federal level. This past Thursday, a proposed law called the Smartphone Theft Prevention Act was introduced by Democratic Senators Barbara Mikulski (MD), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Richard Blumenthal (CT), and Mazie Hirono (HI).
  • A Lesson From Ukraine On Cell Phone Metadata

    01/24/2014 2:40:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Jeremy Hobson
    Today, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych promised to reshuffle his government and release protesters from jail. It’s a big step forward for protesters in Kiev who have filled the streets since November 21, when the president’s cabinet announced that it would abandon an agreement to strengthen ties with the European Union, and instead seek closer cooperation with Moscow. The protests have been mostly peaceful, but after violent clashes on Sunday that killed several protesters, something strange happened on Tuesday. A chilling text message showed up on cell phones in Ukraine earlier this week. “Dear Subscriber,” it read, “you are registered as...
  • Telmarketing phonecalls on cell phone

    01/07/2014 9:07:16 PM PST · by notpoliticallycorewrecked · 71 replies
    self | 1/7/14 | self
    Okay, so we have our phone listed on the Do Not Call list including the cell phone. My husbands cell phone keeps getting a call from a number we don't recognize so we don't answer it. After several calls tonight I do a reverse look-up. Sure enough this phone is from NYC and has numerous comlaints listed again it as telmarketing. I have had the phone nuxt to me for about 1 1/2 hours. This person has now called this phone 9 times. At what point does this constitute harrasment?
  • NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show

    12/04/2013 1:00:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    wapo ^ | 12/4/13 | Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani
    The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable. The records feed a vast database that stores information about the locations of at least hundreds of millions of devices, according to the officials and the documents, which were provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. New projects created to analyze that data have provided the intelligence...
  • Wireless device converts 'lost' energy into electric power [Galt's Motor?}

    11/08/2013 10:12:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 11-07-2013 | Provided by Duke University
    Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels. The device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct current voltage capable of recharging a cell phone battery or other small electronic device, according to a report appearing in the journal Applied Physics Letters in December 2013. (It is now available online.) It operates on a similar principle to solar panels, which convert light energy into electrical current. But this versatile energy harvester could be tuned to harvest...
  • Germany: US May Have Targeted Merkel's Cellphone

    10/23/2013 11:11:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/23/13 | Lori Hinnant and John-Thor Dahlburg
    The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has called President Barack Obama after receiving information that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone.
  • ObamaCare Phones Offered To Health Insurance Buyers

    10/03/2013 7:49:08 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Say hello to Obamacare phones. In Tennessee, those shopping on the new health insurance co-ops could end up with more than just some health insurance. They might even walk away with a free smartphone. The Nashville Business Journal is reporting that Community Health Alliance, Tennessee’s Obamacare health insurance co-op, is using the prospect of a free phone to encourage folks to enroll:
  • Obama thinks you people will spend more on this item than you will ObamaCare (really)...

    08/27/2013 11:41:56 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Some idiot liberal is going to accuse me of taking this out of context...here's what he said:"...for a lot of people, it will be cheaper than your cell phone bill."Unless there are plans out there that charge calls by the minute from the first minute, or data plans that skip the overage and go straight to charging by the kb used consequently causing their bill to be hundreds to thousands of dollars, then this is NOT out of context....And you are an IDIOT if you believe what he is saying.
  • We Can’t Wait … To Nominate Another Lobbyist

    08/14/2013 8:09:03 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | Chris Stirewalt
    "John McCain can't see or won't acknowledge what's obvious to all of us here today -- that lobbyists aren't just part of the system in Washington, they're part of the problem."-- Then-Sen. Barack Obama campaigning in Montana, May 19, 2008.President Obama wants to place a new tax on your monthly cell phone bill to pay for his plan to put WiFi in more classrooms. And all he needs to do it is one more lobbyist in his administration. Getting American consumers to cough up the billions needed for Obama's "ConnectEd" initiative doesn't depend on Congress or anything so tedious as...
  • Victim in lost phone high-rise death near Penn's Landing identified

    08/05/2013 10:42:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    WPVI ^ | August 2, 2013 | SARAH BLOOMQUIST
    PHILADELPHIA - August 2, 2013 (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police have identified the woman who plunged to her death at a high-rise near Penn's Landing. She is Ngoc Tran Vo, 30, from Northeast Philadelphia. The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday at the Dockside Residences, located on the 700 block of South Columbus Boulevard near Penn's Landing.
  • Government can grab cell phone location records without warrant, appeals court says

    07/31/2013 8:20:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    http://investigations.nbcnews.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Michael Isikoff
    In a major victory for the Justice Department over privacy advocates, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that government agencies can collect records showing the location of an individual's cell phone without obtaining a warrant. The 2-1 ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld the Justice Department's argument that "historical" records showing the location of cell phones, gleaned from cell site location towers, are not protected by the Fourth Amendment. A key basis for the ruling: The use of cell phones is "entirely voluntarily" and therefore individuals who use them have forfeited the right to...
  • Scientists power mobile phone using urine

    07/29/2013 11:03:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | July 16, 2013 | Staff
    British scientists on Tuesday reported they had harnessed the power of urine and were able to charge a mobile phone with enough electricity to send texts and surf the internet. Researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory in south west England said they had created a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down urine to generate electricity, in a study published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. "No one has harnessed power from urine to do this so it's an exciting discovery," said engineer Ioannis Ieropoulos. "The beauty of this fuel...
  • NYPD cop guarding Gracie Mansion, firefighters rescue woman from East River

    07/28/2013 8:23:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2013 | Joseph Stepansky AND Alfred Ng
    A cop guarding Gracie Mansion and firefighters teamed up to save a woman who fell into the East River early Saturday while trying to retrieve a dropped cellphone, sources said. A bystander flagged down a nearby officer after seeing the unidentified woman splash into the water on the upper East Side about 5:40 a.m., authorities said.
  • India’s telegram service goes dark after 163 years

    07/12/2013 2:05:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2013 3:23 AM EDT | Nirmala George
    For 163 years, lives across the vast Indian nation have been upended by the knock of the khaki-clad postal worker armed with a telegram. Families used them to announce births and deaths; the government used them to post job openings; young lovers sent them to tell their folks that they had eloped. No longer. On Monday, the state-run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of email, reliable landlines and ubiquitous cellphones. The fact that the telegram survived this long is a testament to how deeply woven it...
  • Cell phone plea: vanity

    06/25/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 27 replies
    vanity | 06/25/13 | Self
    I've seen some discussion in the past on the issue of how to save money on cell phones and would appreciate an update if anybody is willing to share. My Verizon contract is (finally!) expiring this month and I need to get another. Willing to consider prepaid or any other options. Need two lines. Me: Would like Android phone, travel a fair bit and international option might be useful. Need unlimited talk, but perhaps at present not a massive data amount. Wife: Does not need smartphone. Lots of minutes and messages is all.
  • Officials: NSA Doesn't Collect Cellphone-Location Records

    06/17/2013 4:38:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/17/13 | Siobhan Gorman and Julian E. Barnes
    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency sweeps up data on millions of cellphones and Internet communications under secret court orders. But as it mounts a rigorous defense of its surveillance, the agency has disclosed new details that portray its efforts as tightly controlled and limited in scope, while successful in thwarting potential plots. On Sunday, officials said that though the NSA is authorized to collect "geolocational" information that can pinpoint the location of callers, it chooses not to. A secret court order that was made public earlier
  • AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama – That You Can’t Switch Off

    06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 115 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Just in case you want more Obama in your life… AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama… That you can’t switch off. AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow. You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re using iOS 6.1 or higher. Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you...