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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 s6e23: Body Language, NBC 2009
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 apps. (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. (Geometry & Nature & Mathematics & Mobile Phone) Hunting the Hidden Dimension, Discovery 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, 2010
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 Phone) Brave New World with Stephen Hawking II: Technology, Kathy Sykes, Channel 4 2011
76,635. Reality mining is technology getting personal. (Genetics & Science & Information & Data & Mobile Phone) 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, Rab on behalf of Govan residents to mobile phone company having installed phone-mast, BBC 2010
107,159. A team dedicated to tackling an epidemic of phone snatching … many on stolen mopeds. (Police & Mobile Phone) The Met: Policing London s2e2, BBC 2015
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.