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83,781. Dwight: I bet you get pulled over by the cops a lot because of your race.
Kelly: Well they say it’s because of texting, but maybe you’re right. (Office & Car & Racism & Mobile Phone) The Office US: Body Language s6e23
7,559. Apple iPhone became the fastest selling handset on the market. (Computer & Mobile Phone) Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy, BBC 2011
7,560. What made the iPhone different was aps. (Computer & Mobile Phone) ibid.
50,839. Mourners at a chapel of rest in Belgium were horrified when a mobile phone range inside a coffin. The undertaker had forgotten to take it out of the deceased’s clothing. (Funeral & Mobile Phone) Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
73,565. Fractal antennas are used in tens of millions of cellphones. (Fractal & Nature & Mathematics & Mobile Phone) Hunting the Hidden Dimension, Discovery Science 2013
81,198. FBI Can Use Cell-Phone Mic To Eavesdrop. Fox News report
81,199. I don’t keep a mobile phone, for obvious reasons – they corrode a man's brains, shrink his balls, and dry up his semen, as all of us know. Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger p38
81,200. There has never been any credible research linking cell phone use to any sort of health effect in humans. If there were some problems associated with cell-phone research we would have seen it by now. Steve Malloy, founder junk-science website
81,201. There is no proven connection between cell phone use and brain cancer or other cancer ... You wouldn’t expect cell-phones to cause cancer – they don’t emit ionising radiation that damages DNA. Dr Michael Toon, American Cancer Society
81,202. Minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo are used in mobile phones. In the past fifteen years five million people have died as a consequence of civil war in DR Congo. The UN have for years reported links between the minerals trade and the war. (Mobile Phone & Congo) Blood in the Mobile
81,203. Why is it they won’t talk to me? (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
81,204. Today the Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world even though the country is so rich on natural resources. (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
81,205. It is estimated that not less than 300,000 women have been raped. (Mobile Phone & Congo & Rape) ibid.
81,206. There is no other place in the world where the UN has so many peace-keeping troops. (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
81,207. High ranking officers are making a lot of money from the minerals. (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
81,208. These carriers have walked ninety kilometres in the last two days with fifty kilos on their back. Every day six hundred carriers come out of the woods with thirty tons of minerals. (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
81,209. They let the local population do the hard work. And then they impose taxes on everyone. (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
81,210. Isn’t this almost the same as slavery? (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
81,211. Every third phone on the planet is a Nokia. (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
81,212. It is technically possible to trace the raw materials. (Mobile Phone & Congo) ibid.
76,634. By collecting and analysing data from mobile phone users Sandy and his team are about to predict certain elements of an individual’s behaviour with up to 95% accuracy. (Genetics & Science & Information & Data & Mobile Phones) Brave New World with Stephen Hawking II: Technology, Kathy Sykes
76,635. Reality mining is technology getting personal. (Genetics & Science & Information & Data & Mobile Phones) ibid.
81,213. Motherhood has most definitely changed me and my life. It’s so crazy how drastic even the small details change – in such an amazing way. Even silly things, like the fact that all of my pictures on my cell phone used to be of me at photo-shoots – conceited, I know! But now every single picture on my phone is of Mason. (Mother & Mobile Phone) Kourtney Kardashian
86,897. I just deleted all the German names on my phone. It’s Hans free. Darren Walsh, Edinburgh Festival 2015
90,662. Does it concern you that your telephone company may be providing your phone records to the government without your knowledge and permission? (Telephone & Mobile Phone & Data & Privacy) CNN News ‘Privacy on the Line’, Cafferty File
95,570. Anyone who has used a cellphone or computer notebook in the past decade has unwittingly depended on organised crime for his or her convenience. Misha Glenny, McMafia
97,484. By 1994 cheap mobile phones were flooding the market. (1990s & Mobile Phone) Back in Time for the Weekend V, BBC 2016
101,356. You might have bought the phone but whoever hacked it, they’re the ones that own it … If your phone had been hacked, you would never know it. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) Vice: State of Surveillance, Edward Snowden, HBO 2016
101,357. Apple has the exclusive technical means to get into this phone. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) ibid.
101,358. They moved from the exceptional surveillance to the surveillance of everyone. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) ibid.
101,359. IMSI catcher: every police department in the United States seems to be buying these things these days. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) ibid.
101,360. Frequently they’re monitoring protesters rather than violent criminals. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) ibid.
101,914. You will be given exclusive rights to give them all brain-tumours. Rab C Nesbitt: Signal s9e2, BBC 2010, Rab on behalf of Govan residents to mobile phone company having installed phone-mast
107,159. A team dedicated to tackling an epidemic of phone snatching … many on stolen mopeds. (Police & Mobile Phone) The Met: Policing London s2e2
118,140. Smart phones: your average smart-phone contains over half the elements on the planet … one stands out from the rest … Indium … It can turn into a liquid … that conducts electricity … mix it with tin and oxygen you get Indium-tin-oxide, a transparent electrical conductor, and that’s how you make the touch-screen. (Elements & Materials & Mobile Phone) Mark Miodownik, Secrets of the Super Elements ***** BBC 2018
119,611. ‘People are addicted; there definitely is a dark side to smart phone use.’ Panorama: Smartphones: The Dark Side, BBC 2018
119,612. We’re utterly consumed by them … What’s the secret? ibid.
119,613. That social media companies have deliberately used technology from the start to get us hooked. ibid.
119,687. Nokia is a Finnish multinational company. Founded in 1865 as a pulp mill, it became famous for its rubber products. In the 1970s it expanded into mobile phones becoming the global market leader. But by 2013 Nokia had pulled out of the mobile phone business. What happened? (Corporation & Mobile Phone) The Rise and Fall of Nokia, BBC 2018
119,688. 1972: 1,612 car phones manufactured, approximately 20 employees; 1987: ‘We manufactured 200 Talkmans every day; 1995: Nokia employs 17,821 people in Finland and almost as many again globally. (Corporation & Mobile Phone) ibid.
119,689. Concurrent engineering process: after-market services, point of sales, distribution, manufacturing, suppliers. (Corporation & Mobile Phone) ibid.
119,690. ‘The change in management style resulted in a madhouse.’ (Corporation & Mobile Phone) ibid. former employee
119,691. Former Nokia employees have founded several new companies after losing their jobs. (Corporation & Mobile Phone) ibid.
124,183. Nine in ten feel phantom phone vibrations: Muscle spasms are wrongly interpreted with problem particularly prevalent among people who listen out for calls. Mail online article 10 January 2017
128,347. Horns’ are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests: Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date.
But we already know this.
What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit.
New research in biomechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendons and ligaments. The weight transfer that causes the buildup can be compared to the way the skin thickens into a callus as a response to pressure or abrasion.
The result is a hook or hornlike feature jutting out from the skull, just above the neck. The Washington Post online article Isaac Stanley-Becker 20 June 2019