Saturday, March 29, 2008

Phones: More Dangerous Than Cigs?

From The Independent:
Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the mobile phone industry must take "immediate steps" to reduce exposure to their radiation.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Cubans Will Get Cell Phones

From the AP:
President Raul Castro's government said Friday it is allowing cell phones for ordinary Cubans, a luxury previously reserved for those who worked for foreign firms or held key posts with the communist-run state.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Home DNA Paternity Kits

DNA Testing is now selling $30 Paternity Kits (plus lab fees). Awesome!

via boingboing

Should XM/Sirius Obey Indecency Laws?

Ohio to Audit Primary

Ohio's Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner will be conducting a limited audit of the state's March 4 primary election.
Eleven counties have been asked to volunteer for the audit. They would recheck at least 7 percent of the vote by hand. Paper ballots counted by optical scan machines and votes cast on electronic touch-screen machines would be recounted.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Craigslist Not Liable for Housing Ads

From the AP:
Craigslist should not be held liable for discriminatory housing ads posted on the popular Web site, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Will FCC Punish Comcast?

It seems there have been hints.
Martin didn't say for certain that the FCC would take action against Comcast. But he did say that he was troubled by Comcast's initial denial of slowing or blocking traffic, according to news reports from people who attended the speech. What worried him most was the fact that Comcast wasn't forthcoming to its customers about what it was doing.

Police "Furious" Over Ratemycop

From CBS:
Police agencies from coast to coast are furious with a new website on the internet. has the names of thousands of officers, and many believe it is putting them in danger.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Diebold's Accounting Problems

The company hasn't filed a quarterly earnings report since May 2007. The NYT says this might be "a factor" in how it handles the recent unsolicited takeover bid from United Technologies.