Nov 20, 2015

In Nashua, school officials are considering updating the district’s policy on cell phone use in the classroom and plan to seek input from teachers on whether smartphones have been problematic or beneficial to the learning environment.

Oct 11, 2016

Rep. Neal Kurk, known as a crusader for privacy in the New Hampshire legislature, has requested a 2016 bill to limit “stingray” technology. 

Stingrays, also known as cell site simulators, mimic cellphone towers.  This tricks nearby cellphones into transmitting their location and other information.

Feb 23, 2017

The New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee has voted unanimously in favor of a bill to limit the use of cell site simulators such as "stingrays."

Those devices mimic cellphone towers, allowing a user to gather data from nearby cellphones.

Apr 08, 2016

The New York Legislature is considering a law that would allow police to use so-called ‘Textalyzer’ technology which enables access to time and date stamps on calls, text messages, and other mobile use without accessing a user’s personal content. Law enforcement officials would be empowered to use the device on drivers’ phones after car accidents without a warrant.

Aug 05, 2016

According to data released by the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Motor Vehicles on August 1, fatalities from car crashes are up 52 percent this year from last year.

The report shows 73 fatalities resulting from car crashes this year compared to 48 that were reported as of August 1, 2015.

Feb 16, 2016

On February 18, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will consider HB 1435, which would limit enforcement of the prohibition on the use of mobile electronic devices while driving to a secondary action when another offense is cited or charged.

textalyzer check for texting while driving
Jul 19, 2017

Currently in New Hampshire, police can use sobriety checkpoints to find drunken drivers, while other authorities occasionally use checkpoints to see if firewood being brought into the state has the emerald ash borer, a destructive beetle that targets ash trees.

Should there also be checkpoints to see if drivers have been illegally using their cellphones while driving?

cell phone GPS tracking
Jul 09, 2017

A U.S. House committee voted down an amendment that would have limited employer access to GPS data from company cell phones.

The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, would have banned GPS tracking during non-work hours and "for purposes other than legitimate business purposes."  The amendment also required an employee's knowledge and consent for GPS tracking.

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