As cell phones become ever more widespread and ubiquitous, more and more government agencies and public entities are developing policies regarding their use.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), in a partnership with the United Nations University (UNU) and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), has launched a survey on electronic waste.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is warning cell phone users against relying too heavily on free apps, predicting that 2012 will see an upsurge in cell phone hacking through the use of these small programs users can download. Jeffrey Voas, an IEEE Fellow, has conducted research to determine the extent of the problem. […]
A forgotten old cell phone helped to save the lives of a family caught in a house fire on Tuesday night in Canada. Shea Smith, who works at the bakery at Real Canadian Superstore and his family, lost their possessions, which were uninsured, when the fire gutted their home in Duncan. Shea’s mother Lisa and […]
Cell phone records have revealed that around a fifth of the population of the New Zealand city of Christchurch fled the city following the massive earthquake that struck on 22 February this year.
Drivers in Bozeman in Montana in the United States will no longer be able to use handheld device, including new or old cell phones
A man who allowed his cell phone to ring in a movie theater in Seattle in the United States found himself choked by an irate fellow moviegoer. The incident occurred during the 5pm showing of the film Tower Heist on 21 November at Majestic Bay Theaters in Ballard. The responding officer from the Seattle Police […]
Two shopping malls in the United States have scrapped plans to track the movements of shoppers in its stores by their cell phone signals following the raising of privacy concerns by a US Senator over the weekend.
Electronic waste, including old cell phones, is a serious problem all over the world, and WEEE Systems, a startup company based in the United Kingdom, has big plans to try to deal with the growing issue.
The proposed merger between US cell phone giants AT&T and T-Mobile USA appears to be close to the scrapheap following a Thursday announcement that the companies have withdrawn their application to join their cellular phone operations to the Federal Communications Commission.