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Va. Crime Commission To Discuss Lessening 'Sexting' PenaltiesAfter several stories involving 'sexting' among teenagers in Virginia drew national attention earlier this year, the Virginia State Crime Commission is discussing the criminal consequences of such behavior.
AT&T Drops 'Super Cookies' From Cellphone DataAT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online.
New Feature Takes 'Facebook Stalking' To A Whole New LevelAn optional new Facebook feature is taking the concept of "Facebook stalking" to a new level.
Ukraine Overwhelmed By CyberattackUkrainian security service says cell phone blocking devices are operating out of Russian-controlled Crimea.
FAA Expanding Use of Electronic Devices Throughout FlightsThe 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.
Study: 86 Percent of College Students Text Message Throughout ClassText messaging, specifically, dominated as the students’ top activity with 86 percent of students admitting to texting throughout class times.
NSA Chief Admits Testing US Cell Phone TrackingNational 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.
Federal Mandate Makes Unlocking Cellphones A Punishable CrimeLegislation 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.
FCC: 'Big Four' Wireless Carriers Allow 911 Dials Via Text MessageThe four largest wireless phone carriers have agreed to relay text messages to 911 emergency call centers in 2014.
Distracted Pedestrians: Thousands Stumble Into Danger, Land In Emergency RoomAbout 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.
Cell Phone Risk? Link Between Phones And Cancer In Young People DebatedScientists are questioning whether there is a link between cell phone use and brain cancer among kids and teens.
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