The humble cell phone has come a long way, with a new survey of people covering as many as 21 countries show that the devices are increasingly used for an ever-widening range of purposes.
Illegal cell phone tracking and interception of private voicemails was “routine” at Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid newspapers The Sun and the now defunct News of the World, according to the brother of one whistleblower.
Cell phone applications are taking on disease, with apps available that can do everything from checking your vision, tracking your blood pressure and even keeping an eye on your blood glucose levels.
Legislators in Pennsylvania in the United States are uneasy about the proposal from the National Transportation Safety Board for a bill that would ban all use of new and old cell phones while operating a motor vehicle.
Environmentalists in India are growing increasingly concerned by the large piling up of electronic waste in major cities all across the country, with electrical and electronic goods being discarded at a rapid rate.
Unbeknownst to their owners, many smart phones used in the United States have a program on them known as Carrier IQ.
The proposed legislation that would have allowed “robo-calling” to cell phones in the United States has been nixed.
The United States is interesting for many reasons, not the least of which is our federal system in which some issues are decided at the national level while others are determined by individual states.
Motorists using new or old cell phones while driving, according to an analysis by MLive.com, caused more than 9000 car crashes in Michigan over the course of the last ten years.
Ghana is being subjected to an “uncontrollable” flow of electronic waste including used electronic goods such as old cell phones.