Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced launching a massive coordinated information-seeking campaign. 34 ACLU affiliates are filing over 375 requests in 31 states across the country with local law enforcement agencies large and small that seek to uncover when, why and how they are using cell phone location data to track Americans. The map below details which states and local law enforcement agencies requests were filed with. Click here to learn more about the requests.
According to an Associated Press article today, A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT and gasoline engine exhaust.
The classification was issued Tuesday in Lyon, France, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer after a review of dozens of published studies. The agency is an arm of the World Health Organization and its assessment now goes to WHO and national health agencies for possible guidance on cellphone use. The same cancer research agency who conducted the study also lists night shift work as a probable carcinogen.
For some strange reason, the cellphone industry trade group, CTIA—The Wireless Association, was not convinced. In their response, they pointed to two US agencies that have found no evidence cellphones are linked to cancer—the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission.
While a lesser known think tank, the Ludd-Kaczynski Institute for Sustainable Demolition (LKISD), agrees that cellphones, car exhaust and wage work is probably melting your brain, their research suggests a possible exception. Regarding night work, LKISD scientist Clinton Tyree says frequent eco-sabotage in the wee hours of the evening may counteract the plague of plague of industrial civilization, especially when directed against corporate scum and their government lackeys…