Good Question: Are We Addicted To Our Cellphones?According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of us sleep with our cellphone nearby, or even in our beds. Almost one-third of people say they, "can't imagine living without it." So, are we addicted to our cellphones?
MN Lawmakers Push To Ban Gun-Shaped Phone CasesCell phone cases that look like guns are being called dumb, dangerous and disasters waiting to happen. On Friday, two Minnesota lawmakers announced legislation to ban the cell phone cases.
Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight CrimeThe Dakota County Sheriff's Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent "swatting" incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. "Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives," Rogers said.
20 Indicted In Alleged Smartphone Theft RingFederal prosecutors in Minnesota have indicted 20 people in what they say is a takedown of a large smartphone theft ring. The U.S. Attorney's office says the operation bought stolen cellphones and resold them throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Mpls. Man Gets 8 Years For Videotaped Beatings A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in prison for his part in two violent, gang-related crimes last fall, both filmed on cellphones. According to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Allen Derrell Gaines was convicted of one count of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery in two separate cases.