The U.S. Senate Health Committee plans to probe deeply into any potential links between cell phone use and cancer, concerned that the case may be similar to the cigarette-lung cancer connection that was denied by tobacco companies for decades.
Archive for September 15th, 2009
AP – The Wall Street Journal plans to start charging as much as $2 a week to read its stories on BlackBerrys, iPhones and other mobile devices, expanding the newspaper’s effort to become less dependent on its print edition.
InfoWorld – It turns out that Apple’s iPhone 3.1 OS fix of a serious security issue — falsely reporting to Exchange servers that pre-3G S iPhones and iPod Touches had on-device encryption — wasn’t the first such policy falsehood that Apple has quietly fixed in an OS upgrade.
PC World – MediaTek has started shipping a new generation of its widely used mobile phone chips with support for an application download store that will first target China’s masses of mobile subscribers, the store developer said Tuesday.
PC World – Japanese technology companies NEC, Casio Computer and Hitachi plan to merge their mobile phone businesses by next April to reduce costs, boost technological expertise and expand market share, the companies said in a joint statement.
Reuters – Iowa senator Tom Harkin, newly empowered to investigate health matters as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, promised on Monday to probe deeply into any potential links between cellphone use and cancer.