cell phones http://kuow.org en Text Messages Get The Same Privacy Rights As Traditional Mail http://kuow.org/post/text-messages-get-same-privacy-rights-traditional-mail <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Hanni Fakhoury, attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling on privacy rights. The Court found that text messages are considered private, and police need a warrant before they read them. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:51:59 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 29861 at http://kuow.org Text Messages Get The Same Privacy Rights As Traditional Mail Washington Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Distracted Driving, Again http://kuow.org/post/washington-lawmakers-want-crack-down-distracted-driving-again <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012414TW_TextingWhileDriving_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>In Washington and Oregon, if you want to talk on your phone while driving, you’re required to use a hands-free device. But now a Washington state lawmaker wants to go further.<p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:39:48 +0000 Taylor Winkel 27699 at http://kuow.org Washington Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Distracted Driving, Again Year After Cell Tower Climber Fell, Question Remains: Who To Blame? http://kuow.org/post/year-after-cell-tower-climber-fell-question-remains-who-blame <p>Last January, Mike Rongey, a seasoned climber, was assigned to climb a cell phone tower in Mount Vernon, Wash., to replace electronics that are part of the Clearwire wireless network. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:26:10 +0000 John Ryan 26583 at http://kuow.org Year After Cell Tower Climber Fell, Question Remains: Who To Blame? Despite Danger People Still Texting And Driving http://kuow.org/post/despite-danger-people-still-texting-and-driving <p>Studies upon studies have exposed the dangers of texting and driving. Some go so far as to say texting is worse than drinking and driving. Renowned director <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BqFkRwdFZ0">Werner Herzog even made a film about it</a>.</p><p>Yet a new University of Washington study shows that one in 12 drivers in Washington state are still using cellphones or other electronic devices on the road, and half of those using their devices are texting.</p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Beth Ebel, the study's principal investigator and trauma doctor in the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Harborview, about her findings.<br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:37:11 +0000 Ross Reynolds 19983 at http://kuow.org Despite Danger People Still Texting And Driving Lean Back And LOL: Texting Is Not Ruining Language http://kuow.org/post/lean-back-and-lol-texting-not-ruining-language <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texting has become an incredibly common way of communicating in the </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. Back in 2011, the Pew Research Center reported that young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 sent around 110 text messages per day. The texting craze has also given rise to an entirely new vocabulary — </span>texters<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of all ages abbreviate, punctuate and accentuate in ways that are totally unique to the cell phone age.</span></p><p>So one question arises: Is texting killing our language? Ross Reynolds <em>LOLs&nbsp;</em>with professor John McWhorter and discusses the possible impact of <em>txting </em>and the feared&nbsp;<em>f8 </em>of language. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:03:23 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 12192 at http://kuow.org Lean Back And LOL: Texting Is Not Ruining Language