Judge Sides with Cell Industry in San Francisco Sign Case
A judge overseeing the CTIA Wireless Association's lawsuit against the City of San Francisco has ruled that cell phone retailers do not have to display placards and billboards that warn consumers of the health hazards posed by cell phones. The City of San Francisco passed a law that would have required retailers to display the signs, information about spectral absorption rate, and other radiation-related details. The CTIA argued that the placards and signs would only serve to confuse consumers, as the FCC decides that safety of all phones. The judge ruled that the law "is not reasonably necessary and would unduly intrude on the retailers' wall space." The judge did say, however, that retailers will need to hand pamphlets and flyers to customers with the information instead. The judge made some edits to the language the City of San Francisco used in the flyers, saying, "The overall impression left is that cell phones are dangerous and that they have somehow escaped the regulatory process. That impression is untrue." The judge is also forcing the City of San Francisco to remove an image on the flyer that implies phones are unsafe to use. THe City said it plans to appeal the ruling.
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.
CTIA to Fight Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Law
The CTIA has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Berkeley, Calif., regulation that will require sellers of cell phones to post warnings about radiation risks. The law, approved in Berkeley last month, will force retailers to post signs warning consumers of the dangers posed by cell phone wireless signals.
Apple Won't Be Forced to Hack iPhone In Drug Case
A federal judge sided with Apple in a case involving a locked iPhone in New York City today. The Justice Department sought to use the 1789 All Writs Act to compel Apple to help unlock an iPhone so the agency could more fully investigate a suspect in a drug case.
YouTube TV Gains More Channels, But Still Limited to Just a Few Cities
YouTube TV recently added a handful of new channels to its monthly internet-based TV offering. Subscribers will now be able to access and watch programs on AMC, BBC America, IFC TV, Sundance TV, Telemundo, Univision, and We TV.