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Scientists Find Out What Staring at a Smartphone Does to a Kid’s Brain

Scientists Find Out What Staring at a Smartphone Does to a Kid’s Brain

Neetu Chandak | Contributor The first wave of data from a National Institute of Health (NIH) study found kids exposed to screens — like those on smartphones and tablets — for more than two hours a day had lower scores on thinking and language tests. Brain scans of nine- and ten-year-olds also showed early thinning […]

Prosecutors, Police Get Medieval on Privacy and Progress

Prosecutors, Police Get Medieval on Privacy and Progress

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Ashley Carman of The Verge reports on the opening of a new front in American politicians’ war on personal privacy and technological progress: Legislators in California and New York have introduced bills requiring the makers of smart phones sold in their states to intentionally compromise those phones with “back […]