Supreme Court: Warrant Generally Needed To Track Cell Phone Location DataThe ruling is a major victory for advocates of increased privacy rights who argued more protections were needed when it comes to the government obtaining information from a third party such as a cell phone company.
2 Investigators: Phones Used To Break Into Bank AccountsCrooks are now stealing phone numbers in order to drain accounts.
As Flu Season Starts, Doctors Warn Against Phones In The BathroomThe CDC notes that talking on your phone spreads germs from your respiratory system onto the screen, some of which can cause the flu.
Suspect Arrested With 60 Phones At Lollapalooza Released Without ChargesA suspect who was taken into custody after police found 60 cell phones in his backpack at Lollapalooza has been released without charges.
New City Ordinance Makes Stolen Phones Less ValuableA new city ordinance aims to make cell phones of little value to thieves.
Discarded Phones A Potential Gold Mine For Identity ThievesConsumers search, send and store too much personal information on their cell phones.
Lawsuit Over Cell-Phone Tracking By Chicago Police Moves FowardA Cook County judge on Monday denied the Chicago Police Department’s request to toss out a lawsuit seeking records showing how police have used secret cellular tracking systems.
Kids Say Parents Spending Too Much Time On Their Cell Phones, Study ShowsIf your child starts acting up as soon as you get on your cell phone, a local psychologist says a new survey shows there's good reason.
Teen Charged With Stealing Cellphones At Red Line Wilson Station A 17-year-old boy has been charged with stealing cellphones on Red Line CTA trains at the Wilson station throughout the last three weeks in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.
Why You May Have Gotten An Emergency Phone Alert Last NightIn the early hours of Friday morning, thousands of Chicagoans were woken with a startling sound of an emergency alert coming from their phones.
Window Broken, Cell Phones Stolen At Mag Mile Best BuyAround 4:30 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at the Best Buy in the Hancock Center, at 800 N. Michigan Av. Officers discovered a broken window, and searched the building, discovering an unknown number of cell phones had been stolen.
Made In Chicago: SafeChargeIt's a safe place to charge your cellphone while you're out. Dave Adams and a friend sketched out on a napkin an idea for what would become SafeCharge, essentially a locker for your phone, with battery chargers to accommodate any phone made in the last 16 years.