Proposed Federal Law Would Slap Radiation Warnings On Phones
A new law introduced in the House of Representatives proposes to more tightly regulate cell phone radiation. The EPA would be required to do new research on cell phone radiation and update its related guidelines. New labels would be required on all new cell phones advising consumers of the amount of radiation emitted by that phone, the legal limit, and tips for reducing exposure. The law is sponsored by Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). It will pass through a committee before being considered for a vote. San Francisco passed a similar labeling law last year. The CTIA objected to the law, boycotting the city for future mobile industry trade shows that had been scheduled there. Most studies on the issue have either shown phones to be safe, or been inconclusive.
CTIA Loses Cell Radiation Labeling Fight In Berkeley
A judge sided with the City of Berkeley in a law concerning cell phone radiation and labeling in stores. Berkeley won an initial ruling earlier this year that requires cell phone retailers to put up signs that spell out the possible risks of using cellular devices.
House Panel Says Stingrays Need Federal Guidelines
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a bipartisan panel, this week recommended that the federal government pass rules to manage the use stingrays and other cell-site simulating devices. The panel said in a report that law enforcement agencies have varying and inconsistent rules for the use of such devices.
Senators Want FCC to Investigate, Regulate Stingrays
A number of senators have asked the FCC to look into law enforcement's use of stingrays to see if the tool puts the public at risk, and also to see if stingrays unfairly target minority groups. Stingrays masquerade as cell towers in order to collect location and other data from phones in a given area.
Buying A Used Phone? Verify It Through New CTIA Web Site
Consumers, law enforcement, and resellers now have a new way to verify if used or refurbished phones are legit. CTIA, the U.S.
Supreme Court Weighing Warrants for Cell Phone Location
The Supreme Court today heard a case regarding whether or not law enforcement can access certain types of cell location data without a warrant. Government agencies do not currently need a warrant when requesting location and other data held by phone companies thanks to a 1979 court case.
And what exactly would these labels say?
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