Cell Phones

Report: Using Cell Phone While Walking Just As Deadly As Texting And DrivingYou've heard the warnings about texting and driving, but a new federal report shows walking while using your cell phone can be just as deadly.
Anti-Texting And Driving Survey Shows People Addicted To Their PhonesTexting and driving. It is dangerous, deadly and many people are still doing it.
AAA: Hands-Free Technology May Actually Increase Distracted DrivingExperts say hands-free technology is safe to use behind the wheel, but a new study by AAA Mid-Atlantic suggests these popular features may actually increase distraction.
Supreme Court Ruling Prevents Police From Searching Cell Phones During ArrestIt's a landmark Supreme Court ruling on cell phones and privacy. The nation's highest court says police cannot search a person's phone during an arrest.
Smart Phones Blamed For Wasting Time At WorkA new survey looks at some of the reasons why employees waste time at work. Not surprisingly, smart phones are a big culprit.
Wireless Phone Providers Agree To 'Kill Switch' On Cell PhonesThere's a major step to stop violent smart phone thefts. The nation's biggest wireless companies agree to put a kill switch in every new phone to make it useless if it's stolen. There have been several recent attacks around Baltimore.
Cell Phone Smuggling Spikes At Western Md. PrisonThe state prison agency says it's taking steps to staunch a spike in cell phone smuggling at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.
Supporters Urging Md. Lawmakers To Pass Jake's Law Before Time Runs OutSupporters of a law that would strengthen the punishments for distracted driving accidents are urging Maryland lawmakers to pass the bill before time runs out in the General Assembly.
Lawmakers Asking All Cell Phone Providers To Offer 'Kill Switch'There's a federal push to stop cell phone theft in its tracks. It's a new plan to put a kill switch in every phone and render it useless for criminals.
Leaders Want Baltimore County To Ban So-Called Cell Phone ATM KiosksCell phone theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. In fact, the FCC says cell phones are taken in about 40 percent of all robberies. Now Baltimore County leaders say they have a plan to do something about it.
Debate On Plane Phone Calls Moves On, Gets BiggerThe Federal Communications Commission considers lifting the ban on using cell phones in-flight. Right now, making calls while the plane is in the air is not allowed.
New Documents Reveal Government Storing Personal Info From Cell PhonesStunning new revelations about wide-ranging surveillance by the NSA. The government is amassing a staggering amount of information from cell phones, and that's drawing sharp criticism from privacy advocates.
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