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+ - Cell Phones May Affect Brain Metabolism->

Submitted by commodore6502
commodore6502 (1981532) writes "Science News Magazine and the American Medical Association reports on the results of a recent study. 47 participants had pairs of Samsung cell phones strapped to their heads, one on each side. The phone on the left ear was turned off, while the one on the right received a 50-minute recorded message. This phone was kept muted so that the subject didn’t know which phone was on, and also to prevent stimulation of the brain’s hearing center.

A few minutes after the call, a PET scan revealed that brain regions next to the working phone had higher levels of glucose metabolism. “The human brain is sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from cell phones,” says study coauthor Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, MD. The increase in brain metabolism observed in the experiment may be an underestimate, because cell phones emit more radiation when a person is talking."

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+ - Verizon Imposes Limit on top 5%->

Submitted by commodore6502
commodore6502 (1981532) writes "

If you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5 percent of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand.

So, if the company happens to find you in the top 5% of users on the Verizon data network, they will put a limiter on your account for the remainder of the current month AND the following month. You are digitally grounded for over a month! This is similar to what Comcast had been doing when they banned their top 5% of users for one month's time, until the FCC stepped-in and clarified that Comcast may not do that."
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