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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Ghana is close to finalizing laws that will prevent the importation of electronic waste such as old cell phones into the country. The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms Sherrey Ayittey, says that her department is currently working with two different ministries in order to ensure the law regarding electronic waste such as used […]