The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that passengers can now use portable electronic devices such as e-readers, video players and video games throughout all stages of a flight.
Text messaging, specifically, dominated as the students’ top activity with 86 percent of students admitting to texting throughout class times.
National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans’ cell phone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad information about calls made.
Legislation mandated by The Librarian of Congress will make unlocking a cellphone an illegal act subject to $2,500 fines, or up to 5 years of imprisonment for larger operations.
The four largest wireless phone carriers have agreed to relay text messages to 911 emergency call centers in 2014.
About 1,152 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. last year for injuries suffered while walking and using a cellphone or some other electronic device.
Scientists are questioning whether there is a link between cell phone use and brain cancer among kids and teens.