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  • Do Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer?

    05/02/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    NY Times Magazine ^ | April 13, 2011 | SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE
    On Jan. 21, 1993, the television talk-show host Larry King featured an unexpected guest on his program. It was the evening after Inauguration Day in Washington, and the television audience tuned in expecting political commentary. But King turned, instead, to a young man from Florida, David Reynard, who had filed a tort claim against the cellphone manufacturer NEC and the carrier GTE Mobilnet, claiming that radiation from their phones caused or accelerated the growth of a brain tumor in his wife. “The tumor was exactly in the pattern of the antenna,” Reynard told King. In 1989, Susan Elen Reynard, then...
  • Cell Phones, Microwaves And The Human Health Threat

    04/30/2011 11:24:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Technology Review ^ | 04/28/2011 | kfc
    The microwaves that cell phones emit can interact with human tissue in an entirely new way, says theoretical biologist at a government lab If there's one topic likely to generate spit-flecked ire, it is the controversy over the potential health threat posed by cell phone signals. That debate is likely to flare following the publication today of some new ideas on this topic from Bill Bruno, a theoretical biologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.The big question is whether signals from cell phones or cell phone towers can damage biological tissue. On the one hand, there is a...
  • Samsung Galaxy Indulge---Your Opinion of this Phone

    04/27/2011 5:22:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Self | April 27, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    I notice that the Samsung Galaxy Indulge in currently the top phone at MetroPCS. The price is currently $399 minus a $100 rebate so the net price is $299. I expect this price to drop by about a hundred bucks by this summer. At that time I would like to get it but first I want to hear some feedback from owners of this phone or others who know something about it. Thanx in advance for your input.
  • Confusion over California's hands-free cellphone law

    04/21/2011 8:09:30 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 19 | Gary Richards
    When the state's hands-free cellphone law was enacted three years ago, the rules seemed so simple. Holding a phone in your hand to make a call would be illegal. Few ifs, buts or maybes. Then came a law against texting. Then came an explosion of phones that double as GPS devices, cameras, music players, voice recorders and email dispensers. And today, amid an unprecedented crackdown this month on cellphone scofflaws, what's legal and what's not has motorists and even some cops scratching their heads. "When you look for loopholes, the whole issue of cellphone use, texting or distracted driving becomes...
  • Rebels Hijack Gadhafi's Phone Network

    04/14/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT · by bigbob · 2 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 4-13-11 | MARGARET COKER and CHARLES LEVINSON
    A team led by a Libyan-American telecom executive has helped rebels hijack Col. Moammar Gadhafi's cellphone network and re-establish their own communications. The new network, first plotted on an airplane napkin and assembled with the help of oil-rich Arab nations, is giving more than two million Libyans their first connections to each other and the outside world after Col. Gadhafi cut off their telephone and Internet service about a month ago. That March cutoff had rebels waving flags to communicate on the battlefield. The new cellphone network, opened on April 2, has become the opposition's main tool for communicating from...
  • It’s Tracking Your Every Move and You May Not Even Know

    03/26/2011 3:19:40 PM PDT · by decimon · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 26, 2011 | NOAM COHEN
    A favorite pastime of Internet users is to share their location: services like Google Latitude can inform friends when you are nearby; another, Foursquare, has turned reporting these updates into a game. But as a German Green party politician, Malte Spitz, recently learned, we are already continually being tracked whether we volunteer to be or not. Cellphone companies do not typically divulge how much information they collect, so Mr. Spitz went to court to find out exactly what his cellphone company, Deutsche Telekom, knew about his whereabouts. The results were astounding. In a six-month period — from Aug 31, 2009,...
  • New Wi-Fi Standards Could Revolutionize Hotspots

    03/23/2011 7:13:55 PM PDT · by decimon · 23 replies
    PC World ^ | March 23, 2011 | Keir Thomas
    Cell phone carriers have a secret: Although they sell us data plans on their 3G or 4G networks, the idea of us actually using data brings them out in a cold sweat. Put simply, they're struggling to find the bandwidth to cope. There are forecasts that in 2012 cellular data requirements will reach 4.56 million terabytes--double that of this year. It's down to networks designed for low-bandwidth voice calls. Some data provision was allowed in the original plans but the recent explosion in consumer smartphones was a bolt from the blue. Whereas mobile users were once happy to visit low-bandwidth...
  • Cell phone advise.

    03/22/2011 5:34:14 PM PDT · by goseminoles · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/22/11 | Self
    My Verizon contract is up and I am requesting guidance from fellow freeper friends. My contract is expired. Where to go from here???
  • AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA

    03/20/2011 2:08:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Sunday, March 20, 2011 · 3:07 pm
    AT&T press release follows verbatim: AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA provides an optimal combination of network assets to add capacity sooner than any alternative, and it provides an opportunity to improve network quality in the near term for both companies’ customers. In addition, it provides a fast, efficient and certain solution...
  • Woman Killed Crossing Street While Talking on Phone

    03/12/2011 3:12:49 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 45 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 11, 2011 | staff
    SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- A pedestrian struck by a car and killed just north of the international border was identified Friday as a 31-year-old Tijuana woman. Alma Luz Alfaro Gonzalez was crossing the street in a crosswalk at Paseo de las Americas at Siempre Viva Road when she was hit by a tractor-trailer rig making a right turn just after 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. San Diego police Officer David Stafford said the woman was talking on her cell phone and ignored a red light. Witnesses gave aid to the woman and called...
  • Simple Tips To Protect Yourself From ‘Geo-Stalking’

    03/01/2011 4:01:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBS) ^ | March 1, 2011 1:29 PM
    Through a combination of Web technologies and cheaper, more ubiquitous devices, we are now witnessing what could be the golden era of geo-stalking. Certainly, having a GPS inside your phone is convenient. But, because of GPS data embedded in pictures taken with cell phones, those pictures may also share information with strangers that allows them to track you all the way to your front door. For more information on how to protect your information and turn off your GPS photo function....
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • 4G Decoded: WiMAX, LTE and the Next Generation Cell Phone Networks

    02/15/2011 2:25:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    SWITCHED ^ | February 1, 2011 at 01:30 PM | Terrence O'Brien
    Part of being a smart consumer is understanding how technology works, why we use it the way we do, and what that barrage of acronyms and PR jargon means. We're here to help you make sense of it all, and to give you a better appreciation of how those transistors, pixels, and antennae come together to deliver the conveniences of the modern world to you. If you thought our guide to 3G tech was confusing, the 4G scene is about as convoluted as 'Jersey Shore' sleeping arrangements. As was the case with 3G, there are different technologies competing to become...
  • New York Lawmaker Moves to Ban Use of Distracting Gadgets While Walking

    01/25/2011 3:29:33 PM PST · by Baladas · 61 replies
    FOX News/Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2011 | staff
    New York state Sen. Carl Kruger wants to make his state’s streets safer. To do that, he's not proposing a tough new gun law or advocating for broader police search powers. No, Sen. Kruger sees a greater danger out there. Distracting gadgets. He hopes to ban the use of mobile phones, iPods and other gadgets by pedestrians in major cities while crossing the street.
  • The State Worker: Jerry Brown can't round up cell phones by himself

    01/13/2011 10:27:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    SacBee: State Worker ^ | 1/13/11 | Jon Ortiz
    So Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered at least half of California's 96,000 state-issued cell phones out of service by June, saving an estimated $20 million.We asked state workers what they think. Here's a summary of their responses:You go, Jerry! Good start. Now get serious about cutting the state car fleet and dumping duplicative boards and departments. Oh, and while we're at it? Senators and Assembly members, you have stuff like this you can whack, too.Great shot, wrong target. Why ax cell phones? Dump office land lines. "If you work in the field and you're not at your desk, which tool...
  • Brown orders 48,000 cell phones confiscated

    01/11/2011 12:20:23 PM PST · by SmithL · 62 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 1/11/11 | Jim Sanders
    First to suffer from this year's budget crisis? Cell phones. New Gov. Jerry Brown today ordered the collection and return of 48,000 state government-paid cell phones - half of those now in use - by June 1. The Democratic governor estimated that cutting the use of cellphones by state employees in half will save the state $20 million a year. "It is difficult for me to believe that 40 percent of all state employees must be equipped with taxpayer-funded cell phones," Brown said in a written statement. The state currently pays for 96,000 cell phones, the governor added. "Some state...
  • 10 unexploded homemade bombs found in suburban Denver cell phone store

    12/25/2010 2:33:43 PM PST · by freespirited · 45 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/25/10
    <p>Police in the Denver suburb of Englewood say 10 unexploded homemade bombs were found in a cell phone store after they were thrown through the windows.</p>
  • Soros-funded Criminals Lobby Sparks Prison Revolt

    12/24/2010 3:36:10 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 24, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Convicted serial killer Charles Manson, whose deranged followers killed a pregnant movie actress and then stuck a fork into her stomach, was recently in the news when it was discovered that he had a cell phone that had been smuggled to him in prison. Far less attention was given to Georgia inmates who used contraband cell phones to organize and stage a “strike” in several prisons. This uprising struck a chord with members of the “progressive” community, including former Obama official and communist Van Jones.
  • US. proposes cell phone ban for truck drivers

    12/18/2010 7:51:26 AM PST · by libstripper · 38 replies · 2+ views
    CNBC News ^ | Decembefr 17, 2010 | Reuters
    The U.S. government on Friday proposed prohibiting commercial truck and bus drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel. The Transportation Department rule would affect approximately 4 million drivers, who are already banned by the government from texting while working
  • Free Cell Phone and Airtime for "Income-Eligible" Customers

    12/07/2010 8:26:35 AM PST · by pelican001 · 35 replies · 2+ views
    SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.