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Cell Phones

  1. global tech
    The Pirate Cell Towers of Rural MexicoA small nonprofit is fighting Mexico’s big telecom companies and providing low-cost cell-phone service to the country’s indigenous groups.
  2. The Supreme Court’s Cell-Phone-Tracking Case Has High StakesWill the Court allow the government to erect a digital panopticon?
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    What Happens to the Internet After a Disaster?How New York City is building local networks that will survive the next Sandy.
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    D.C. Court Rules Against Tracking Cell Phones Without a WarrantThe phone-tracking devices are used by many law-enforcement agencies.
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    D.C. Prosecutors to Pull Data From 100 Phones Taken Amid Inauguration ArrestsOver 200 people were arrested and charged with felony rioting in January.
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    True Unlimited Phone Data Plans Are DeadThe days of being able to never worry about bumping up against a data cap on your smartphone are over.
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    Rest in Peace, the One Spot in the Subway That Gets ReceptionEveryone knew which subway stops on their commute got a signal.
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    Your Favorite Business, Comcast, Wants to Be Your Cell-Phone Carrier, TooIt’s teaming up with your other favorite business, Verizon.
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    Why You Should Wait to Check Snapchat Until After You’ve Fenced in the OlympicsIf you’re fencing at the Olympics, your phone can probably wait a few minutes.
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    Want the Fastest Mobile Internet in the U.S.? Get on T-MobileA few years ago T-Mobile was struggling to stay relevant. Now it’s the fastest mobile carrier in the U.S.
  11. Budget Phones You Won’t RegretYou’re paying too much for your phone! Let us help.
  12. coincidence?
    President Obama Is One of Two Americans Still Using a BlackBerryThe other person is perhaps equally important.
  13. the supremes
    The Supreme Court Describes Cell-Phone ObsessionThe Court ruled unanimously that cell-phone searches require warrants.
  14. technology
    It’s Now Possible to Text 911In some places, anyway.
  15. the supremes
    Scalia, Roberts Think Having Two Cell Phones Is Very Strange, SuspiciousThe Supreme Court continues its streak of not knowing much about technology.
  16. stand clear of the closing doors
    Man Survives Terrible Judgment Call [Updated]He went after his cell phone on the subway tracks.
  17. spy games
    The NSA Can Read Everything on Your Cell PhoneThey’re also 1984 fans.
  18. stupid things
    Seriously, Do Not Risk Your Life to Retrieve Your Cell PhoneA woman had to be pulled from the East River Saturday morning.
  19. sad things
    Another Tragic Reminder for NYC Pedestrians to Stay AlertA Bensonhurst woman was killed crossing the street Saturday night.
  20. just ask chuck schumer
    Chuck Schumer Accurately Describes Experience of Owning a Cell Phone“A ticking time-bomb, ready to explode.”
  21. eye of newt
    Newt Gingrich Thinks We Should Call Cell Phones … Something Else For unclear reasons.
  22. the friendly skies
    People Pretty Much Ignoring the FAA’s Cell Phone RuleSome 30 percent don’t power down while flying.
  23. end of privacy
    At Least Sprint Asks Before Giving Police Your Call LogsOther carriers just get subpoenas directly from NYPD.
  24. you’re fired
    Who Talks on the Phone Anymore?This fired city employee, for one.
  25. technology
    New York Sends Message With 119,000 Tickets for Distracted DriversNearly 73,000 tickets have been doled out in New York City.
  26. puppies!!!!!!
    Woman More Interested in Her Phone Than ObamaIt didn’t happen if there aren’t pictures, after all.
  27. technology
    Facebook Phone in the Works Is Code-Named ‘Buffy’As in, the vampire slayer.
  28. technology
    Government Employees Will Be Forced to Use BlackBerrys ForeverIt’ll seem that way, at least.
  29. mta
    Second Phase of Subway Cell Service Coming SoonThirty-one more platforms will be wired by the end of the year.
  30. mta
    Cell-Phone Service Coming to Six Subway Stations Next WeekGet ready to overhear everyone, even underground.
  31. the worst form of travel
    Seriously, Turn Off Your Cell Phone While the Plane Is LandingYou don’t want to end up in jail.
  32. i feel the earth move under my feet
    Do Not Call in Case of EmergencyCell service in the wake of today’s earthquake was not confidence-inspiring.
  33. cell phones
    Chuck Schumer on the Side of Phone LosersEspecially if they don’t have Verizon.
  34. the colbert report
    Your Cell Phone Is Killing You, Says Stephen ColbertBut there’s a tasty solution.
  35. i fought the law
    Californians Might Want to Stop Texting About How Yr 8Ball Wuz So Gr8 LOLWarrantless text searches, brought to you by the California Supreme Court.
  36. the future is coming
    Soon, You Might Be Able to Report Crimes via Text MessagePoliceman: “I’m OMW.”
  37. the future is coming
    Dell Releases Plan to Throw Away 25,000 BlackBerrysIt wants employees to use its own, new brand of smartphone.
  38. iphone therefore i am
    Jailbreaking Is No Longer IllegalOnly in the iPhone sense of the word.
  39. early and awkward
    Chuck Schumer Said a Not-Nice Thing About a Flight AttendantIt starts with “b” and rhymes with “switch”… it’s bitch.
  40. cars
    New Technology Might Save Phone-Using Drivers from ThemselvesAnd, most vitally: us from them.
  41. what other people think
    David Brooks: New York’s Sex Diaries Show How Cell Phones Have Commoditized Dating“In today’s world, the choice of a Prius can be a more sanctified act than the choice of an erotic partner.”
  42. taxis
    Cab Drivers to Begin Losing Licenses Over Cell-Phone UseThe Taxi and Limousine Commission is serious about this.
  43. let’s get civical
    If You Are Reading Daily Intel on Your BlackBerry While Driving Right Now, Please StopIt’s for your own good!
  44. important questions
    Do You Ask Cab Drivers to Get Off the Phone?Did you even know you could?
  45. textual relations
    Senate to Weigh Ban on Texting While DrivingThis seems like a pretty good idea.
  46. crime
    The No. 1 Reason Not to Get an iPhoneWhen dealing with robbers in midtown, budget is best.
  47. announcements
    Daily Intel Now Available for Your Mobile PleasureAddicted to our blather? Lovely! We’ve been dying to play enabler.
  48. election hangover
    Obama’s Antiquated Cell Phone Breach!Verizon has confessed that some rogue employees were accessing the President-elect’s ‘simple voice flip-phone’ records.
  49. in other news
    Randi Weingarten Torn Up Over Cell PhonesSince this Friday is apparently “Kids Gone Krazy” day, we thought we’d update you on how serious things are getting in the New York City Public School cell-phone battle. After vetoing a bill that attempted to spell out children’s right to carry a phone to and from school (for safety reasons), Mayor Bloomberg was easily overridden by City Council. The bill will pass, but still leaves unanswered the question as to how students are supposed to take phones to school, but not actually have them while there (where they are banned). “Most schools have a ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy” about phones, said teachers’-union honcho Randi Weingarten in a radio interview to be aired this weekend. [Ed. note: Wait, what? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Oh, no, homo don’t play that!] Weingarten is torn. She wants to help kids be safe while traveling, but admits that in some schools phones are so disruptive that it’s becoming a serious impediment to learning. And we’re betting it’s only going to get worse. Phones, even when kids aren’t talking on them, are distracting. Texting, playing games, and conducting business is easy to do under a table while appearing to pay attention. Adults do it all the time, in meetings. You could even write a whole blog while in boring meetings with your bosses. We hear. Weingarten Reveals Truth about Cell Phones [Daily Politics/NYDN]
  50. the morning line
    Std Clr of Clsg Dors, Pls • In the wake of the Great Subway Flood, city-council members are demanding that the MTA spend some $300 million to provide cell service on subway platforms — so that the transit agency can send riders jumbled, unintelligible text messages in the event of delays. [Metro NY]
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