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Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea

A promotional banner of mobile apps that block harmful contents, is posted on the door at a mobile store in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. The banner reads: "Young smartphone users, you must install apps that block harmful content." The "Smart Sheriff" app was funded by the South Korean government primarily to block access to pornography and other offensive content online. But its features go well beyond that. AP Images

SEOUL, South Korea — Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son’s phone activity, disable apps or totally shut ...

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Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

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Police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep a suspect from committing suicide after a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase. But the man kept cutting phone calls short and pointing his handgun to his head. ...

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Texting, dialing and driving ups crash risk

A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did ...

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Cuomo OKs no-texting-while-driving legislation

ALBANY — New York state to drivers: “ST&D.” That texting abbreviation for “stop texting and drive” became law Tuesday when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will allow police to stop and ticket drivers they see texting on the road, even when that’s the only apparent violation.

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State lawmakers toughen texting-at-wheel law

ALBANY — The New York Assembly has passed legislation that allows police to stop and ticket motorists for texting while driving. Under the bill, police would be able to stop drivers for that offense alone.

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State senate votes to toughen texting law

ALBANY — The state Senate has passed legislation that would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for texting while driving. Sen. Carl Marcellino, a Long Island Republican and the bill’s primary sponsor, says all police will have to do is see a driver holding a cell phone as grounds to pull them over.

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