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 By Mark Scheerer    News    June 26, 2012

FCC Calls for Cell Phone Safety Review

SEATTLE - It is supposed to be the first review of cell phone safety standards in 15 years by the FCC, but some say the planned review does not go far enough. Camilla Rees with the group ElectromagneticHealth.org says it is good news that the FCC is...

 
 By Mark Scheerer    News    November 8, 2011

Net Neutrality and Occupy Wall Street – Making A Connection

CHICAGO - The U.S. Senate may vote this week on overturning Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules aimed at guaranteeing an open Internet, whereby corporations were forbidden to give some people better access to the Web than others. And the...

 
 By Mark Scheerer    News    May 11, 2011

Microsoft Skype: What's In It For Customers?

Microsoft is ponying up $8.5 billion to buy Skype with its user base of 170 million people. Microsoft plans to integrate Skype's video and voice technology into products such as Xbox, Outlook e-mail and Windows mobile phones. Analysts will debate...

 
 By Mark Scheerer    News    May 20, 2010

ID Cards for Illegal Immigrants: A Good Thing?

President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday criticized Arizona's law that makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime. But a growing number of cities around the country are taking a different approach: They are...

 
 By Mark Scheerer    News    May 17, 2010

Environmental Health Risks: Not Just Cancer

This month, a special cancer panel appointed by President Bush presented its findings to President Obama. It warned that environmentally caused cancers are "grossly underestimated." But it's not just cancer that troubles some health professionals,...