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Police: Maryland teenage girls forced autistic boy to perform sex acts at knifepoint

According to WTVR, two Maryland teenaged girls have been arrested and charged with assaulting an autistic boy at knife point and recording him on their cell phones performing sex acts, including some with animals. The two girls, ages 17 and 15, have admitted to police that they had assaulted the…

U.S. regulators to propose use of cell phones in flight

US telecommunications regulators will consider next month allowing people to use cell phones and other broadband services during flights, officials said Thursday. The proposal would allow people to make phone calls and surf the Internet on their phones, tablets and computers when aircraft are above 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). But…

Cat caught smuggling banned cell phones into Russian prison

The Russian prison service said Monday it had caught a cat being used as a courier to smuggle banned cell phones and chargers into a prison camp in the country’s remote far north. The prison service in the Komi region said on its website that the cat was detained Friday…

ACLU: Many local police tracking cell phones without warrants

Local police departments across the country are tracking cell phones without warrants, according to documents released by the American Cvil Liberties Union (ACLU) Monday. Information from almost 200 state and local law departments revealed that only ten agencies do not track cell phones. Just six other departments require police to…

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…

Silly wankery time: cell phones, ain’t they great?

I think it was probaby the combination of the Weiner non-scandal, which absolutely couldn't have happened without cell phones, and this Jonathan Franzen article about smartphones that got a surprising amount of attention, but for some reason I've been thinking on and off about how much the cell phone technology…

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…

Our toys aren’t costing us that much

Now this is interesting. Matt has a post up talking about the assumption that Americans have been engaged in an orgy of personal consumption driven by an explosion in expensive entertainment and communication products. The past decade has seen computers and cell phones, at least, become practically mandatory. It’s tempting,…

Homeless Mobile

Remember the Michelle Obama-homeless shelter-cell phone brouhaha from last month? My hometown paper writes about this rich homeless people and their gaudy cell phones: But officials at Dayton homeless shelters say that the clients who have cell phones are usually the ones who are the most serious about finding employment…

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