If You Look at Your Phone While Walking, You’re an Agent of Chaos

An experiment by Japanese researchers revealed how just a few distracted walkers really can throw off the movements of a whole crowd.

#cellular-telephones, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #smartphones, #urban-areas, #walking, #your-feed-science

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Pennsylvania Woman Accused of Using Deepfake Technology to Harass Cheerleaders

Three teenagers in a Bucks County cheerleading program were subjected to a campaign of harassment using altered videos and spoof phone numbers, police officials said.

#artificial-intelligence, #bucks-county-pa, #bullies, #cellular-telephones, #cyberharassment, #rumors-and-misinformation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #text-messaging, #wireless-communications

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In Prison for Tax Fraud, He Committed More Tax Fraud, U.S. Says

Abdel Soliman was serving a 41-month federal sentence when he used a smuggled cellphone to prepare tax returns for clients, diverting more than $470,000 in refunds, the authorities said.

#cellular-telephones, #frauds-and-swindling, #pennsylvania, #prisons-and-prisoners, #soliman-abdel, #tax-preparers-and-preparation

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Amazon and Apple Shift From Intel’s Chips, Driving Industry Change

Amazon’s cloud computing business and Apple’s Macs are increasingly using the companies’ homegrown chips.

#amazon-com-inc, #ampere-computing, #apple-inc, #cellular-telephones, #cloud-computing, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-centers, #intel-corporation, #laptop-computers, #silicon, #smartphones, #software

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New York Grandparents Are Kidnapped and Taken to Canada

Their captors demanded the return of cocaine worth $3.5 million. They were freed after the authorities used cellphone data to track them to a house in Quebec.

#brown-graigory, #canada, #cellular-telephones, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #helm-james, #helm-sandra, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #moira-ny, #quebec-province-canada, #surete-du-quebec

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Now You Can Use Instagram to Chat With Friends on Facebook Messenger

Facebook began integrating its Instagram and Messenger apps, allowing users of the services to directly communicate with each other.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #cellular-telephones, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #smartphones, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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‘Or I Will Stab You Right Now’: A Family’s Prison Extortion Nightmare

While serving time, Ryan Rust was beaten, stabbed and threatened with hot oil if his relatives didn’t pay up. After disturbing calls and texts, they bought guns for protection.

#alabama, #cellular-telephones, #extortion-and-blackmail, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rust-ryan

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The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages

Washington sent offers to cellphones in Russia and Iran of rewards of up to $10 million for information on hackers trying to attack American voting systems.

#cellular-telephones, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #elections, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #iran, #presidential-election-of-2020, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #state-department, #text-messaging, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wireless-communications

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Brexit Border Bureaucracy Looms for Truckers, Pet Owners and Travelers

Next year businesses and travelers face mounds of new paperwork (and higher cellphone bills) as Britain builds up frontier controls.

#cellular-telephones, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris

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A Bird? A Plane? No, It’s a Google Balloon Beaming the Internet

A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.

#balloons-aeronautics, #cellular-telephones, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #hurricane-maria-2017, #kenya, #loon-llc, #telkom-kenya, #wireless-communications

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The New Language of Telehealth

Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.

#babies-and-infants, #cellular-telephones, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #masks, #senses-and-sensation, #telemedicine, #translation-and-interpreters, #voice-and-speech

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Facebook Invests $5.7 Billion in Indian Internet Giant Jio

It was the largest bet by the social network on the developing market, where millions of people have gone online in recent years.

#cellular-telephones, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #instant-messaging, #small-business, #social-media, #wireless-communications

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To Track Coronavirus, Israel Moves to Tap Secret Trove of Cellphone Data

The information, intended for use in counterterrorism, would help identify people who have crossed paths with known patients.

#cellular-telephones, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #quarantines, #shin-bet, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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