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New Cell Phone Privacy Bill

Following the Carrier IQ controversy of last year, Representative Ed Markey has unveiled the first draft of a new bill, the Mobile Device Privacy Act, which would force app creators and mobile companies to inform users of the presence of any monitoring software.

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Car Thief Nabbed Via Cell Phone

A stolen car, from Chesterfield Township in Detroit in the United States, was located and the thief arrested because an old cell phone belonging to the female owner of the vehicle was left inside the car and police were able to track it by using its GPS coordinates.

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Cell Phones in the Toilet

The great majority of Americans use cell phones for “talking, tweeting and typing” even when on the toilet, according to the results of a new survey. Three fourths of Americans who have cell phones have admitted to the habit, with men more likely to do so than women, marketing group 11mark says.