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Photo credit: AP | Caixa Eletronica, ridden by Javier Castellano, captures The Fall Highweight stakes horse race at Aqueduct in New York on Nov. 22, 2012 in an image provided by the New York Racing Association……………. continues on Newsday
How Americans Were Deceived About Cell-Phone Location Data
Shortly after the earliest articles sourced to Edward Snowden appeared, Americans newly aware of the cell phones in their pockets started wondering: Would the NSA ever collect the location data that all of us generate? The possibility proved worrisome … Read more on The Atlantic
News from New York Times:
Saul Zaentz, an acclaimed independent film producer who adapted literary works for the screen and won best-picture Academy Awards for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Amadeus” and “The English Patient,” died Friday at his apartment in San Francisco. He was 92.
Mr. Zaentz died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, the producer Paul Zaentz, his nephew and longtime business partner, told The Associated Press.
Mr. Zaentz (pronounced zants) was comfortably in his 50s when he began making movies and had already made a fortune in the music business from the success of the rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival and the acquisition of a formidable jazz catalog.
In a business driven by celebrity stars and box-office pr……………. continues on New York Times
Did You Get A Blizzard Cell Phone Alert? Why? Why Not? News from WOWT:
As we look outside there a reminder that it’s only been a few days since Nebraska’s first blizzard of the season. While that was going on Wednesday, for the first time, many people received a loud alert on their cell phones. But just as many people didn’t received and alert.
It’s a part of the Commercial Mobile Alert System, also known as CMAS. It allows the government to send an emergency alert to specific areas, through cell towers. It has nothing to do with the area code of your cell phone but instead where you are located.
Michelle Nealon didn’t receive the alert on her phone but wishes she did.
“My phone is right next to my bed and charging, so I immediately look at my phone not my TV,” said Nealon.
The blizzard came through Hastings, where she lives, on Wednesday.
“That blizzard scared us to pieces, it was really nerve rack…………… continues on WOWT
At least 4 dead after train crashes into trailer during Texas veterans parade News from Fox News:
DEVELOPING — Multiple deaths and dozens of injuries were reported after a train crashed into a trailer carrying veterans during a parade in Texas.
A flatbed 18-wheeler truck was reportedly carrying veterans and their families for the “Hunt for Heroes” parade in Midland when it was hit by a train.
At least four deaths have been reported and at least 16 people have been taken to nearby hospitals, according to MyFoxDFW.com.
“Show of Support” president and founder Terry Johnson tells the Midland Reporter-Telegram that a Union Pacific train slammed into a trailer that was on its way to the wounded veterans event about 5 p.m. Thursday.
He says there are “multiple, multiple” injuries and organizers still are trying to account for everyone.
The parade was supposed to end at a “Hunt for Heroes” banquet before wounded service members were treated to a deer-hunting trip this weekend.
At Republican governors’ gathering, plenty of blame for Romney News from Los Angeles Times:
LAS VEGAS — A week’s worth of soul-searching among Republicans has yielded no shortage of explanations for the party’s failure to win the White House. They point to the Obama campaign’s early and aggressive effort to disparage Mitt Romney. They admit
Police: Several Hurt During Shooting at a Ga…. News from ABC News:
Police in Georgia say several people have been injured after shooting broke out at a crowded fair in Savannah.
Savannah-Chatham County police spokesman Julian Miller said he didn’t know how many people were hurt late Saturday, but said none of the victims appeared to have life-threatening injuries.
Memorial Health University Medical Center spokeswoman Dawn Henderson says six people have been brought to the hospital from the fairgrounds. No details of their conditions were immediately available.
Sarah Smith, a deputy coroner for Georgia’s Chatham County where the fairgrounds are located, says no deaths have been reported to the coroner’s office.
Miller says shooting erupted at the Coastal Empire Fair shortly before closing time while large crowds remained at the fairgrounds. Miller says several people were taken into police custody for questioning.
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PIC: Suri Cruise Talks on Cell Phone During Outing With Katie Holmes News from Us Magazine:
Suri Cruise is taking care of business!
While running errands with mom Katie Holmes in NYC Wednesday, Suri was busy chatting on a cell phone.
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The adorable six-year-old, who was dressed all in pink, had a big smile on her face as she held the phone to one ear and followed behind Holmes, 33. Looking fashionable in a poncho and brown boots, the actress carried a couple shopping bags during her outing with Suri.
Could Suri have been talking to her dad, Tom Cruise?
A source tells Us Weekly that Suri was on the phone for 20 minutes and looked really happy during her conversation. Last week, the Mission: Impossible star’s rep Bert Fields told E! News the actor “calls Suri every day, sometimes twice a day.”
Cellphone users cut back on other pleasures News from Deseret News:
Consumers are cutting down on eating out and other luxuries in order to pay for smartphones and data plans, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“Every weekend, we’d do something,” Heidi Steffen, a registered nurse whose husband works at a tire shop, told Wall Street Journal. “Now maybe once every month or two, we get out.”
Americans paid $ 116 more per year on phone services in 2011 than in 2007, while expenses spent on eating out dropped $ 48, clothing expenses decreased $ 141 and spending on entertainment fell $ 126, according to the WSJ, citing a Department of Labor report.
Wireless carriers plan to increase expenses, “Speed entices more usage,” Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said at an investor conference, according to the Wall Street Journal. “The more data they consume, the more they will have to buy.”
Forty-five percent of adult Americans own smartphones and 34 percent own phones that are only capable of calls and texting, while 15 percent don’t own a cellphone, according to
Cell phone radiation during pregnancy: Effect on newborns needs authentic research News from Washington Times:
HELSINKI, March 18, 2012—Potential health effects of cell phone radiation in children were examined by very few studies published in the last 2-3 years. Assurances from the committees advising governments on cell phone radiation safety limits, that the current safety limits protect all users, are not supported by the currently available scientific evidence.
Effects on children are only now beginning to be examined.
One of the crucial questions to which we have no scientific answer is whether exposure of fetus to cell phone radiation will have any impact on physical and mental health of a child and, in due time, adult.
In 2011, researchers from California, using the data from the “infamous” Danish Cohort, analyzed whether exposure of fetus, by a mother using a cell phone, will affect development of child during the first 18 months of life.
An interesting twist in how the study was executed was that:
“Outcomes for developmental milestones were obtained from telephone interviews completed by mothers at age 6 and 18 months postpartum.”
What it means in plain language is that the scientists from California called mothers in Denmark and asked them to judge the development of their own children. Is this the reliable and…………… continues on Washington Times
Half of traffic tickets during safety blitz for cell-phone use News from Statesman Journal:
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office encountered numerous traffic safety violations among Salem commuters during its Three Flags enforcement blitz Friday morning.
Six deputies were deployed along Lancaster Drive SE and Highway 22 east of Interstate 5 for four hours on Friday morning, issuing a total of 74 citations and 11 warnings. Of those tickets, 40 were written for improper use of cell phones. It is illegal in Oregon to use a cell phone for any reason while driving. Each ticket for using a cell phone while driving carries a fine of $ 142.
Another 19 tickets were issued for failure to wear a seatbelt. The fine for failure to wear a seatbelt is $ 142.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the Three Flags Campaign along with law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon. The campaign began Thrsday and will continue through Feb. 19.
Man Shot During Cell Phone Robbery News from KAKE:
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Newt Gingrich’s Cell Phone Goes Dead As He Begins To Rip Into Neil Cavuto’s … News from Mediaite:
by Nando Di Fino | 9:30 am, January 22nd, 2012
Newt Gingrich called in to Fox Business Network Saturday night, just as Fox News was declaring him the winner of the South Carolina primary. But, because of a poor cell phone connection, the interview eventually devolved into a choppy, garbled mess, with Gingrich even asking Neil Cavuto the infamous, “Can you hear me now?” line.
The highlight of the interview — when the reception was still somewhat decent — came when Cavuto asked Gingrich about his rivals dropping out so the scattered supporters could “coalesce” around one candidate.
“I think people have every right to do what they think is best for their own careers,” Gingrich said. “Folks said I was dead back in June and July. People could have told me to drop out, so it wouldn’t be appropriate… But in the end, sooner or later, it’s going to become Romney versus Gingrich.”
Cavuto then brought up the idea of Mitt Romney possibly upping the attack…………… continues on Mediaite
TEMECULA: Mall tracking cellphone users during holiday season News from North County Times:
The Promenade mall in Temecula is using cellphone tracking techology to monitor the movement of folks in and around the shopping center during the holiday season.
The decision to employ the system, called FootPath Technology, has some residents concerned about privacy issues. The mall’s management said Wednesday the system is completely anonymous, and those worried about their location data being collected can opt out by turning off their phones.
“It’s just a ping,” said Kym Espinosa, marketing director for The Promenade. “It shows us how a customer is moving around the center. It doesn’t tell us what movie they saw or if they had a fight with their girlfriend that afternoon.”
The “ping” she’s talking about is the dot that pops up on a map after the system identifies a cellphone signal. That ping, she assured, does not give the…………… continues on North County Times
Audit of Public Service Commission recommends cellphone use policies News from Montgomery Advertiser:
An audit of the Alabama Public Service Commission has recommended the body adopt policies to prevent employees from using cellphones for personal use.
The audit follows an incident this fall when a prominent employee was suspended for using a state-issued cellphone to run a private business.
The Board of Examiners of Public Accounts said in the report the commission “should routinely monitor the cellular telephone use and determine the reasons for charges for use that exceed a plan’s allotment.” The audit also recommends policies should be published for staff to understand.
In September, the commission voted to suspend Janice Hamilton, director of the energy division, for a period of six weeks after Hamilton admitted to conducting personal business on state time using a state-issued cellphone. Hamilton paid back about $ 938 in overtime.
As part of the agreement, Hamilton surrendered the cellphone and agreed not to have outside employment without the…………… continues on Montgomery Advertiser
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