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.
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.
State troopers in Illinois caught fewer motorists in 2011 violating laws that are intended to limit the use of new and old cell phones while driving a motor vehicle.
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.
There is to be a workshop on the issue of electronic waste at the African Utility Week, which takes place in May. While few would argue that the technological explosion, witnessed over the course of the last 30 years, has not brought about many advantages, bringing about instant connectivity to anywhere in the world and many advances in the fields of mobile telephony, broadcasting equipment and computer hardware.
The great majority of people who have traveled on planes will have witnessed someone shutting off their new or old cell phone after being told to by airline staff. The debate as to whether or not leaving a cell phone on during either take-off or landing really is dangerous was highlighted recently when actor Alec […]
A recommendation by the TNPCB (Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board) to set up collection centers for electronic waste in Chennai is gathering dust with sources from corporations claiming that many people simply refuse to hand their goods over for free at such places. The city generates over 30,000 tons of electronic waste, including the likes […]
One of the best things about getting a new cell phone is the chance to try out the latest features. For some cell phone users, however, one of those recent improvements to cell phone functionality is coming at a significant cost.
Police have arrested an Asheville man who broke into someone’s car and then tried to sell the items he stole back to the owner, together with some marijuana.
This week, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in favor of privacy rights. That case involved the secret attachment of a GPS tracking device onto a vehicle.