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Vitaminwater Will Give You $100K to Ditch Your Smart Phone for a Year

You will be provided a “1996-era cellular telephone."
Jelisa Castrodale
Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos of How a Relationship Plays Out on Cellphones

Photographer Res was surprised when their phone began playing a large part in their relationship. They document the process here.
ruh roh

Canada’s New National Alert System Failed Spectacularly During Its First Test

Alerts didn’t make it to mobile devices in Quebec and Ontario.
Jordan Pearson
SIM Hijacking

‘I Lived a Nightmare:’ SIM Hijacking Victims Share Their Stories

Nine victims of SIM hijacking—an increasingly popular scam—share their stories.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Broadband Land

This Interview Was Conducted on an Anonymous, DIY Cell Phone Network

Sopranica is a surveillance-free cellular network built by volunteers from around the world. It’s easy to use and free to set up.
Daniel Oberhaus
It's Science

Just Being Near Your Phone Makes You Dumber

If it's within reach, it's draining your brainpower.
Jesse Hicks
location location location

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy

Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person’s cell phone location without a warrant. It's the most important privacy case in a generation.
Stephen Vladeck
State of Surveillance

It’s Not Chill At All That Canadian Police Misled the Public For Years About Stingrays

And they need to answer for it.
Jordan Pearson
mental health

My iPhone is My Xanax

The good, the bad, and the cheesiest apps designed to combat anxiety.
Sarah Kasbeer

Pope Francis Warns that Texting at the Dinner Table Will Cause Wars

Pope Francis is on a crusade to preserve one of the last bastions of “togetherness and solidarity” in our depraved world, and he’ll be damned if he’s going to let emojis and right swipes get in the way of a good meal.
Nick Rose
The Hermit Kingdom

Here’s What Making Cell Phone Calls in North Korea Sounds Like

An American academic has recreated “a taste” of North Korean cell phone service, “without the trip to Pyongyang.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

How Metadata Can Reveal What Your Job Is

With a little help from AI, of course.
Jordan Pearson