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San Francisco Transit Pulls the Plug on Wireless Communications

by Matthew L. Schafer On August 11, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)–a special government agency–disabled signal repeaters that in turn blacked out all wireless communications in four rail stations.  The black out came in response to BART fears … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Classifies Cell Phone Radiation as “Possibly Carcinogenic”

by Matthew L. Schafer On Tuesday, with almost 91% of Americans now using cell phones, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic” to humans.  About 5 million people … Continue reading

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Tweeting the Revolution: Twitter Didn’t Create the Revolution, But It Didn’t Hurt It

by Matthew L. Schafer It’s hard to miss the various articles lamenting many social media supporters’ claims that Twitter and Facebook helped shepherd revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt into reality.  In one often cited example, Devin Coldeway, a writer at … Continue reading

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