Cell Phones

Cells In Cells: California Prison Unleashes Hounds Over Contraband Phones

Cells In Cells: California Prison Unleashes Hounds Over Contraband Phones
Efforts to revoke illegal cell phones in prisons, including celebrated "phone-sniffing" dogs, help serve a shady cottage industry that charges outrageous amounts of money to talk to loved ones or conduct wire transfers. Meanwhile, the ACLU fights in court to cap rates on permitted calls.
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Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court

Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court
These people really love what they do – both plaintiffs and defendants in the Apple/Samsung patent fight are having a hard time putting their phones down. And the judge is getting increasingly frustrated.
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Absent Net Neutrality, Inequality Increases

Absent Net Neutrality, Inequality Increases
A primer on how eroding net neutrality with directly – and immediately – affect inequality.
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Cell Phone Nation: Can You Live Without Your Mobile Devices?

Cell Phone Nation: Can You Live Without Your Mobile Devices?
On April 3,1973, the first cell phone call was made on a prototype of what would become the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, by Martin Cooper. Forty years later, 29 percent of Americans describe their cell phone as “something they can’t imagine living without.”
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Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now Illegal

Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now Illegal
As of Saturday, January 26, 2013, it is illegal to unlock your cell phone in the United States of America. Seriously.
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How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters

How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters
In a natural disaster or other emergency, one of the first things you're likely to reach for is your cellphone. Landlines are disappearing. More than 30 percent of American households now rely exclusively on cellphones.
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