cell phones http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mayor Signs New Restrictions On Sale Of Used Cellphones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-signs-new-restrictions-sale-used-cellphones <p>A measure that law enforcement officials say reduces the market for stolen cellphones is now law in the city of St. Louis.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:02:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7601 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Signs New Restrictions On Sale Of Used Cellphones St. Louis leaders propose cell phone ordinance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-leaders-propose-cell-phone-ordinance <p>People wanting to resell mobile phones in St. Louis would face tough new restrictions under a newly proposed ordinance.</p><p>Mayor Francis Slay and Alderman Craig Schmid announced the legislation in a news release Friday.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:23:23 +0000 The Associated Press 4677 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis leaders propose cell phone ordinance New Mo. law on cellphone tracking gets busy signal with lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-mo-law-cellphone-tracking-gets-busy-signal-lawsuit <p>Remember <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1108&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">that law</a> which would make it easier for police to track people's cellphone signals during emergencies? Well, it went into effect today, and there is already a lawsuit filed challenging it.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:49:10 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 4427 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Mo. law on cellphone tracking gets busy signal with lawsuit On a phone? Driving a car? In Illinois? Make sure you're not breaking any of these new laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/phone-driving-car-illinois-make-sure-youre-not-breaking-any-these-new-laws <p>Illinois drivers are coming under more pressure to stay off their cellphones.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn<a href="http://www.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=3&amp;RecNum=10411"> signed four laws Friday</a> aimed at making roadways safer.</p><p>Three of them confront the problem of drivers becoming distracted by talking and texting on their cellphones, something that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has called a &quot;national epidemic.&quot;</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:33:08 +0000 The Associated Press 4154 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On a phone? Driving a car? In Illinois? Make sure you're not breaking any of these new laws Missouri no-call list extends to cellphones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-no-call-list-extends-cellphones <p>Missouri cellphone users can now register their numbers on the state&rsquo;s no-call list under a bill signed by Governor Jay Nixon Thursday.</p><p>The law prohibits telemarketers from calling or texting those who sign up and gives the attorney general&rsquo;s office the power to punish violators. &nbsp;</p><p>Attorney General Chris Koster says the law expands Missouri&rsquo;s no-call list enacted 12 years ago for land lines. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:18:00 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3916 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri no-call list extends to cellphones Mo. AG Koster warns of 'smishing' scam targeting smart phones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ag-koster-warns-smishing-scam-targeting-smart-phones <p>The <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Missouri Attorney General&rsquo;s office</a> is warning the public of a new scam that&rsquo;s targeting smartphone and cellphone users.</p><p>The scam is known as&nbsp;&quot;smishing,&quot; and it&nbsp;involves text messages telling recipients that they&rsquo;ve won prizes or gift cards from big-name retailers such as Wal-Mart or Costco and instructs them to claim them by clicking on a link.&nbsp; <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/koster_bio.htm">Attorney General Chris Koster </a>(D)&nbsp;says clicking the link will infect phones with malware that gives identity thieves access to personal information. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:21:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3903 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. AG Koster warns of 'smishing' scam targeting smart phones Cell phone tracking bill in Mo. Gov. Nixon's hands http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cell-phone-tracking-bill-mo-gov-nixons-hands <p>Among the more than 110 bills passed by Missouri lawmakers this year is <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1108&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">one designed to help law enforcement officers track a missing person </a>through the potential victim&rsquo;s cell phone signal.</p><p>If signed by <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon</a> (D), the bill would require cell phone companies to provide police with the location of any customer who&rsquo;s been reported missing or believed to be in danger.&nbsp; The sponsor,<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=054">&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Jeanie Lauer </a>(R,&nbsp;Blue Springs), says it&rsquo;s in response to the <a href="http://kelseysarmy.org/">2007 kidnapping and murder of Kelsey Smith </a>in the Kansas City area. Thu, 31 May 2012 22:25:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3827 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cell phone tracking bill in Mo. Gov. Nixon's hands Mo. House OKs adding cellphones to No Call List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-oks-adding-cellphones-no-call-list <p>Legislation allowing Missourians to&nbsp;place their cellphone numbers on the state&#39;s telemarketing No Call&nbsp;List is moving forward.</p><p>The House voted 147-0 Thursday for the bill allowing the&nbsp;addition of cellphones to the list, which would put them off-limits&nbsp;to most solicitations by phone call or text message. Sponsoring&nbsp;House member Todd Richardson, a Republican form Poplar Bluff, says&nbsp;expanding the registry would protect the privacy of Missourians.</p><p>The legislation moves to the Senate, which has already endorsed&nbsp;a similar bill.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:34:22 +0000 The Associated Press 3480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House OKs adding cellphones to No Call List Justice Center guard accused of sexual contact with prisoner http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/justice-center-guard-accused-sexual-contact-prisoner <p>A Justice Center prison guard is facing multiple charges of sexual contact with an inmate at the maximum security jail last year.&nbsp;</p><p>St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce filed eleven felony counts against Stephanie Rodgers Monday. The acts are alleged to have occurred in the prisoner&rsquo;s cell and a security tower. &nbsp;</p><p>Assistant Circuit Attorney Dan Proost&nbsp;said officials learned of the affair through phone taps that were part of a separate investigation.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 22:25:52 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3412 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Justice Center guard accused of sexual contact with prisoner Mo. Senate endorses adding cell phone numbers to No-Call list http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-adding-cell-phone-numbers-no-call-list <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has given first-round approval to<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9267"> legislation </a>that would add cell phone numbers to the state&rsquo;s Do-Not-Call list.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:47:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3065 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate endorses adding cell phone numbers to No-Call list