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Teen charged with distributing underage explicit photos for Tweeting nude selfies

A Virginia 16-year-old will face child pornography charges after police allegedly found nude cell phone self-portraits posted to her Twitter account. According to Norfolk, Va. NBC affiliate WAVY.com, the James City County Police Department received an anonymous tip about nude selfies on the unnamed teenager’s account. A police spokesman said…

More than two-thirds of Americans still use phones while driving

More than two-thirds of American motorists use a mobile phone while driving despite recent laws in many jurisdictions banning the practice, a survey showed Thursday. The study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 69 percent of US drivers talked on their cell phone while driving…

Santorum: ‘People 20 years ago couldn’t conceive of a cell phone’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that 20 years ago people couldn’t even imagine cell phones, but now they are commonplace because Americans “recognize the rights God has given every person.” Speaking to supporters in Chillicothe, Ohio on Friday, the former Pennsylvania senator explained that the U.S. had “transformed the…

Court approves warrantless searches of cell phones

(Reuters) – Police can search a cell phone for its number without having a warrant, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. Officers in Indiana found a number of cell phones at the scene of a drug bust, and searched each phone for its telephone number. Having the numbers allowed…

Computer scientists find hackers can easily track cell phone user’s location

The ability to track the location of a cell phone user without the user’s knowledge is far too easy, computer scientists at the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering have discovered. University of Minnesota computer science Ph.D. student Denis Foo Kune, working with associate professors Nick Hopper and…

The cellular telephone assault on fiction

Update, to make it interesting: Can you think of movies/books/TV shows where there were obvious technology fails in the plot? Or, conversely, what movies/books/TV shows would be completely ruined by being set a little later in history, when the characters would absolutely have things like cell phones and email? No…

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