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Used Cell Phones to Get Caller ID

Call screening has become a popular way of avoiding unwanted or nuisance calls on landlines, but the service has never been available on used cell phones – until now. T-Mobile has become the first wireless carrier in the United States to provide a caller ID feature.

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The Dark Side of Tracking Used Cell Phones

Much has been made of the benefits of “pinging” – a technique that is able to pinpoint the location of used cell phones by using cell phone masts – to catch criminals or help those stranded in remote areas, but the dark side of the technology has come out as the scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s News International organization continues to deepen in the United Kingdom.

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SEPA Goes After Old Cell Phone Dumpers

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed an agreement with Crimestoppers in a bid to crack down on companies that blatantly flout the law in Scotland by carrying out illegal e-waste operations in the country, including the unethical or unsafe disposal of electronic items such as old cell phones.

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Responsible Recycling for Cell Phones

As the number of cell phone users rises in the USA, the way we dispose of our old cells becomes increasingly important.  Of course, we should never throw them away; cell phones are e-waste – toxic waste – and can cause a lot of damage if not disposed of properly. There are a few different […]

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Used Cell Phone Hacking Scandal Deepens

The scandal over the hacking of used cell phones by journalists involved with Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is refusing to lie down and go away – and sources are speculating that the media magnate himself could end up in the firing line.  News International, the United Kingdom subsidiary of Murdoch’s empire, handed 2007 emails to […]