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Nokia Develops a Carbon-Cutting Cellular Solution

Nokia Develops a Carbon-Cutting Cellular Solution

Nokia Siemens, a leading manufacturer of cellphones and communications equipment, has unveiled a new base station that uses as much as 70 percent less energy than current models. Multiple base stations are necessary to provide coverage to an average American city, and Nokia estimates that converting them to this new technology could be equivalent to taking as many as 21,000 cars off the road in such a city.

November 23, 2007

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Part of our society’s growing green practices as ethical and socially conscious consumers is to recycle old computers, monitors, drives, televisions, cell phones and other electronic gadget waste. But our e-waste in many cases is not being recycled here, but is being shipped out of America as a global jet stream of electronic waste to countries with low-wage workers.

November 19, 2007

A Revolution In Cellular Service is Coming

A Revolution In Cellular Service is Coming

A change is coming in the cellular phone industry.  According to a November 12 New York Times article, internet providers may soon be entering the wireless market, where they are expected to take advantage of a more open network.  Encouraged by Apple’s iPhone, which has led consumers to expect more from handheld devices, Google and others may soon tap into consumer discontent at the services, or lack thereof, provided by cell phone companies.

November 12, 2007

Credo Takes Cell Phones to Socially Conscious Consumers

Credo Takes Cell Phones to Socially Conscious Consumers

A week ago, Credo Mobile phone company reincarnated in a splashy new launch orchestrated by socially conscious business pioneer Working Assets. The announcement hit all the technology media outlets and mainstream newspapers with Working Assets primary objective to expand its mobile phone service to more socially conscious consumers who are looking for cell phones that are truly greener, not just in green style choices.

November 8, 2007

Verizon Doesn't Care About Your Privacy

Verizon Doesn't Care About Your Privacy

Can you trust your phone company to protect your private information? Apparently not.  Since 2005, Verizon complied with 94,000 FBI record requests, at least 780 of which it turned over without warrant. The requests included phone and IP records, and were not limited to counter-terrorism investigations. 

October 17, 2007

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