We are all aware of the benefits of the cellular phones. They make lives more convenient; lines of communication become more open due to them but there are controversies that could not be overcome. These are controversies from different
angles. We have to be aware of these controversies; they could be factors to
consider in the use of your cellular phone.
- Use of cellular phone while driving
According to studies in the US, there are more incidences of road accidents caused by the use of cellular phones while driving. They equate the instance to driving while drunk. In some parts of the world, it is totally prohibited to use. There are even further studies that show that “hands-free” phones is not that much safer as well. In other European countries, hand-held phones are highly discouraged.
- Use of cellular phones threats security
In most cases, cellular phones are media for identity theft. As mentioned in Wikipedia, it is due to "scanning" whereby third parties in the local area could intercept and eavesdrop in on calls. Another point is that Analogue phones could also be listened to on some radio scanners. This must be a warning to all cellular phone users; we have to be very careful in our use of our cellular phones. We could enjoy all the services these innovations offer but we have to see to it that we protect ourselves from untoward outcomes as well.
- Use of cellular phones in aircrafts
It is a general knowledge that the use of cellular phones while one is in an aircraft is impossible. This all rooted from an incident way back in 2000 when it was aired that an aircraft crashed due to a passenger’s cellular phone use. Studies tell that Cellular phones and other mobile devices could be used to detonate remote Improvised Explosive Devices. Though there is not much proof about it yet, it has been an internationally-known policy not to use cell phones in flight.
These are really important points to take note of. Though some of them do not have concrete proofs, it must still be taken with importance and caution. There is no harm in doing so.
Cellular phones are helpful but in one way, be careful.
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