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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. The Office US s6e23: Body Language, NBC 2009
Apple’s iPhone became the fastest selling handset on the market. Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy, BBC 2011
What made the iPhone different was apps. ibid.
Mourners at a chapel of rest in Belgium were horrified when a mobile phone rang inside a coffin. The undertaker had forgotten to take it out of the deceased’s clothing. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
Fractal antennas are used in tens of millions of cellphones. Hunting the Hidden Dimension, Discovery 2013
FBI Can Use Cell-Phone Mic To Eavesdrop. Fox News report
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
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
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
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. Blood in the Mobile, 2010
Why is it they won’t talk to me? ibid.
Today the Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world even though the country is so rich on natural resources. ibid.
It is estimated that not less than 300,000 women have been raped. ibid.
There is no other place in the world where the UN has so many peace-keeping troops. ibid.
High-ranking officers are making a lot of money from the minerals. ibid.
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. ibid.
They let the local population do the hard work. And then they impose taxes on everyone. ibid.
Isn’t this almost the same as slavery? ibid.
Every third phone on the planet is a Nokia. ibid.
It is technically possible to trace the raw materials. ibid.
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. Brave New World with Stephen Hawking II: Technology, Kathy Sykes, Channel 4 2011
Reality mining is technology getting personal. ibid.
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. Kourtney Kardashian
I just deleted all the German names on my phone. It’s Hans free. Darren Walsh, Edinburgh Festival 2015
Does it concern you that your telephone company may be providing your phone records to the government without your knowledge and permission? CNN News ‘Privacy on the Line’, Cafferty File
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
By 1994 cheap mobile phones were flooding the market. Back in Time for the Weekend V, BBC 2016
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. Vice: State of Surveillance, Edward Snowden, HBO 2016
Apple has the exclusive technical means to get into this phone. ibid.
They moved from the exceptional surveillance to the surveillance of everyone. ibid.
IMSI catcher: every police department in the United States seems to be buying these things these days. ibid.
Frequently they’re monitoring protesters rather than violent criminals. ibid.
You will be given exclusive rights to give them all brain-tumours. Rab C Nesbitt: Signal s9e2, Rab on behalf of Govan residents to mobile phone company having installed phone-mast, BBC 2010
A team dedicated to tackling an epidemic of phone snatching … many on stolen mopeds. The Met: Policing London s2e2, BBC 2015
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. Mark Miodownik, Secrets of the Super Elements ***** BBC 2018
‘People are addicted; there definitely is a dark side to smart phone use.’ Panorama: Smartphones: The Dark Side, BBC 2018
We’re utterly consumed by them … What’s the secret? ibid.
That social media companies have deliberately used technology from the start to get us hooked. ibid.
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? The Rise and Fall of Nokia, BBC 2018
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. ibid.
Concurrent engineering process: after-market services, point of sales, distribution, manufacturing, suppliers. ibid.
‘The change in management style resulted in a madhouse.’ ibid. former employee
Former Nokia employees have founded several new companies after losing their jobs. ibid.