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How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

Things didn’t end well between George Carlo and Tom Wheeler; the last time the two met face-to-face, Wheeler had security guards escort Carlo off the premises. As president of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA), Wheeler was the wireless industry’s point man in Washington. Carlo was the scientist handpicked by Wheeler to defuse a […]

Attention Span is Shortening Significantly by the Year – But Why?

Attention Span is Shortening Significantly by the Year – But Why?

A study from Microsoft involving more than 2,000 people has found that the average attention span has dipped to a low 8 seconds – down from 12 seconds in 2000. A goldfish has an attention span of 9 seconds. There are many effects from smartphones and the like on the human body which are never […]

Swiss companies announce development of NSA-proof smartphone

Swiss companies announce development of NSA-proof smartphone

With so much spying being conducted not just in the United States but worldwide by the National Security Agency, it was only a matter of time before some company developed a product capable of operating beyond its reach. A couple of Swiss-based firms – Silent Circle and Geeksphone – in a joint venture have developed […]