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Cell phones news and analysis from The Nation
October 27, 2016
Exploding Phones Are Just One of Samsung’s Safety Liabilities
The tech giant’s workforce labors in dire and sometimes fatal conditions.
August 5, 2016
‘Privacy’ Can’t Overcome Its Own Gimmick
The new play asks audience members to keep their phones on. And that’s not the only distraction.
July 21, 2016
Why I’m Afraid for My Son With Autism and His Black Caregivers
It’s clear to me that Charles Kinsey was concerned about keeping his patient safe. Why did the police see something so different?
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
April 18, 2016
Demand That the Police Stop Spying on Your Cell Phone
As civil-liberties advocates force police to release more information on invasive Stingray surveillance, join an international campaign to put a stop to it.
March 1, 2016
Father’s One Regret
Life’s too short to spend wisely.
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March 23, 2015
Is Privacy Obsolete?
Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.
July 11, 2014
Did Child Labor Build Your Smart Phone?
A watchdog group has uncovered numerous labor violations at a Samsung supplier in southern China—including underage workers.
June 26, 2014
Supreme Court Says Police Need a Warrant to Search Your Phone
But will they apply the same logic to the NSA’s massive surveillance dragnet?
June 25, 2014
Supreme Court Issues a Forceful Ruling for Privacy in the Digital Age
The Court went to surprising lengths to affirm the idea that technological change demands a reconsideration of legal precedent—an assertion that could have significant implications in other privacy cases.