Smart phones may be dumbing down tolerance in a polarized election

Kelly on cell-phone

By Mariah Quintanilla With a polarized electorate decided the fate of the nation today, could smart phones have widened the divide? Voters and pundits alike are pondering the lack of trust between Republican and Democratic parties in the U.S. One recent study published in PLoS ONE reported a connection between cell phone use and lack […]

Proposed law aims to take sting out of police spy-tech

By Thomas Vogel State lawmakers are working to prevent local law enforcement agencies conducting investigations from violating the privacy of Chicagoans. Any resident using a phone to place a call, send a text message or browse the web may be at risk. “Stingrays,” refer to a broad category of so-called cell site simulator devices, which, […]