Coronavirus In Minnesota: Website Tracking Our Cellphones For Social Distancing ResearchHow exactly did a company get a hold of the cellphone data of Minnesotans to track our social distancing?
Minn. Senate Passes Ban On Hand-Held Cellphones While Driving The Minnesota Senate has passed a ban on hand-held cell phones while driving Thursday.
'Another Learning Tool': Cellphones Gaining Acceptance In U.S. SchoolsCellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons.
Sen. Franken To Introduce Anti-Stalking App BillA crime that is sweeping the nation is targeting people in Minnesota. Stalking apps are being used on cellphones, which allow abusers to secretly stalk their victims. These apps are not available on the iTunes or the Android Apps store.
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.