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Mar 31, 2020

Digital-privacy group backs carjacker’s Supreme Court appeal

Cellphones should not be treated like garbage, a digital-privacy group stated Friday in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the appeal of a man who led police on a high-speed car chase into Fort Meade before being convicted of carjacking with the help of information officers found on the phone he had abandoned during […]

Mar 24, 2020

Baltimore man appeals carjacking conviction to Supreme Court

A Baltimore man who led police on a high-speed car chase into Fort Meade five years ago has appealed his subsequent carjacking conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed with the justices this month, Dontae Small argued through counsel that the trial judge improperly admitted into evidence information retrieved from Small’s cellphone. Brandon […]

Jun 22, 2016

Which Baltimore Co. judge held someone in contempt over a cellphone?

Judges make so secret of their frustrations when cellphones ring in court, but one Baltimore County judge's response went too far, according to the Court of Special Appeals.

Jul 8, 2014

4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline

More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows.

Apr 29, 2014

Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant.

Apr 18, 2014

What might Amazon smartphone be like?

A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

Feb 7, 2014

O’Malley: Phone security decreases jail violence

Gov. Martin O'Malley described the new cellphone screening system in the Baltimore City Detention Center as the state's latest step in a never-ending process: keeping pace with technology inmates use to continue criminal activities behind bars.

Nov 22, 2013

Get ready for cellphone yak attack on your flight

NEW YORK — Airline passengers have already been stripped of their legroom, hot meals and personal space. Now, they might also lose their silence. The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making cellphone calls on airplanes, saying it is time “to review our outdated and restrictive rules.” But for many passengers, […]

Jun 12, 2013

Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

WASHINGTON — Dashboard technology that lets drivers text and email with voice commands — marketed as a safer alternative — actually is more distracting than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found. Automakers have been trying to excite new-car buyers, especially younger ones, with dashboard infotainment systems that let drivers use voice […]

Jun 6, 2013

New steps against jail contraband put forward

ANNAPOLIS — Cellphone blocking technology will be installed at the Baltimore City Detention Center and added measures will be taken to better screen correctional officer applicants, Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration announced early Thursday in response to a contraband smuggling scandal. The new steps were released ahead of a hearing before state lawmakers on the scandal […[...]

May 14, 2013

Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads

NEW YORK — The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will be joined by 200 other organizations backing the multi-million dollar ad campaign. [&hellip[...]

May 13, 2013

AT&T ads not complicated, just let kids be kids

Who needs a script on these commercials?

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