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RADIATION

SMARTPHONE SIGNALS
DEVELOP CANCER IN RATS.

The new research was conducted on rats by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, which exposed rats to radio frequency radiation that comes from cell phones for about nine hours a day for seven days a week. They found that the exposed rats were more likely to develop cancer, specifically malignant gliomas—a tumor of glial cells in the brain—and tumors in the heart.

Full TIME article

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MOBILE PHONE RADIATION DAMAGES
HUMAN SPERM IN VITRO.

“RF-EMR in both the power density and frequency range of
mobile phones enhances mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation by
human spermatozoa, decreasing the motility and vitality of these cells while
stimulating DNA base adduct formation and, ultimately DNA fragmentation. These
findings have clear implications for the safety of extensive mobile phone use
by males of reproductive age, potentially affecting both their fertility and
the health and wellbeing of their offspring.”

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MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL DELAYS SLEEP ONSET

“RF-EMR in both the power density and frequency range of mobile phones enhances mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation by human spermatozoa, decreasing the motility and vitality of these cells while stimulating DNA base adduct formation and, ultimately DNA fragmentation.

These findings have clear implications for the safety of extensive mobile phone use by males of reproductive age, potentially affecting both their fertility and the health and wellbeing of their offspring.”

ARTICLE

DISTRACTION

THE SCIENTISTS WHO MAKE APPS
ADDICTIVE

“Tech companies use the insights of behavior design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science of persuasion are worried about how it is being used”

 

Full ECONOMIST article

OUR MINDS CAN BE HIJACKED': THE TECH INSIDERS WHO FEAR A SMARTPHONE DYSTOPIA.

“Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make
technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul
Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human
attention.”


Full THE GUARDIAN article

BRAIN DRAIN: THE MERE PRESENCE OF ONE’S OWN SMARTPHONE
REDUCES AVAILABLE COGNITIVE CAPACITY

“Our smartphones enable—and encourage—constant connection to information, entertainment, and each other. They put the world at our fingertips, and rarely leave our sides. Although these devices have immense potential to improve welfare, their persistent presence may come at a cognitive cost. In this research, we test the “brain drain” hypothesis that the mere presence of one’s own smartphone may occupy limited-capacity cognitive resources, thereby leaving fewer resources available for other tasks and undercutting cognitive performance.

Results from two experiments indicate that even when people are successful at maintaining sustained attention—as when avoiding the temptation to check their phones—the mere presence of these devices reduces available cognitive capacity. Moreover, these cognitive costs are highest for those highest in smartphone dependence. We conclude by discussing the practical implications of this smartphone-induced brain drain for consumer decision-making and consumer welfare.”

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PRIVACY

AIRPLANE MODE LEAVES
GPS AND NFC SIGNALS ON EVEN ON AIRPLANE MODE

In the newest IPhones, GPS and NFC signals remain on even on airplane mode.

Even though Apple says that it “turns off the wireless features on your device”.
You can do the test yourself:
1)Turn Airplane mode on;
2) open Google maps;
3) walk somewhere and you will see that the pointer will have followed you!

YOUR PHONE CAN BE TURNED ON AND OFF WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE:

"Dreamy Smurf is the power management tool which means turning your phone on and off without you knowing," he said.

"Nosey Smurf is the 'hot mic' tool. For example if it's in your pocket, [GCHQ] can turn the microphone on and listen to everything that's going on around you - even if your phone is switched off because they've got the other tools for turning it on.

Full BBC Article