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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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Growing Pains: Cell Phone Manufacturers and Service Providers Face Battles On All Fronts

by Matthew L. Schafer The last few months have been one giant headache for cell phone manufacturers and service providers and one giant victory for consumers.  On June 15, San Francisco passed a city ordinance requiring all cell phone retailers … Continue reading

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