It’s December, 2017, and the general populace has realized that the communications infrastructure has been weaponized against them.

“The Ministry of Truth– Minitrue, in Newspeak — was startlingly different from any other object in sight. It was an enormous pyramidal structure of glittering white concrete, soaring up, terrace after terrace, 300 metres into the air. From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its white face in elegant lettering, the three slogans of the Party:

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

The Ministry of Truth contained, it was said, three thousand rooms above ground level, and corresponding ramifications below. Scattered about London there were just three other buildings of similar appearance and size. So completely did they dwarf the surrounding architecture that from the roof of Victory Mansions you could see all four of them simultaneously.

They were the homes of the four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided. The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order. And the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty.”

George Orwell, from “1984

 

 

May 31, 2011 – World Health Organisation verdict on mobile phones and cancer …

Specifically, IARC’s panel said that the evidence that mobile phones pose a health risk was “limited” for two types of brain tumours – glioma and acoustic neuroma – and “inadequate” when it comes to other types of cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 24, 2010 – Repeat after me: cell phones don’t cause brain cancer

October 28, 2014 – Risk for Glioma Triples With Long-Term Cell Phone Use

January 6, 2015 – Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Brain Cancer

March 19, 2015 – Relax, your smartphone and smartwatch won’t — and can’t — give you cancer

March 17, 2017 – Giving up Your Smartphone Could Actually Be Bad for Your Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 22, 2004 – Is wifi supposely bad for you like mobile phones? – GDNet Lounge …
Yes way.

 

2008 – More Evidence That Cell Phone Use Is Bad for You

 

November 24, 2010 – Repeat after me: cell phones don’t cause brain cancer

 

February 23, 2011 – 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Cell Phone Exposure | TIME.com

Are Cell Phones Bad for You? For the past several years, a small band of doctors and activists have been raising concerns about the possible connection between cell phone use and brain cancer.

 

May 31, 2011 – World Health Organisation verdict on mobile phones and cancer …

Specifically, IARC’s panel said that the evidence that mobile phones pose a health risk was “limited” for two types of brain tumours – glioma and acoustic neuroma – and “inadequate” when it comes to other types of cancer.

 

2012 – Cell Phones are they good or bad for you? – ZIS Blogs

 

October 31, 2012 – iPhones Are Bad for You

 

October 6, 2013 – Why you can’t stop checking your phone – The Boston Globe

 

December 9, 2013 – New study links smartphone use in students with increased anxiety

 

March 13, 2014 – Will Cell Phones Prove as Cancerous as Cigarettes? | HuffPost

But will we one day rue the day cell phones became the world’s most ubiquitous gadget the way we discovered, after 30 years, that cigarettes can kill you?

 

May 19, 2014 – BBC – Future – Are phones and driving always a bad mix?

 

October 28, 2014 – Risk for Glioma Triples With Long-Term Cell Phone Use

 

November 13, 2014 – Long-term Cell Phone Use Linked to Brain Tumor Risk

 

January 6, 2015 – Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Brain Cancer

 

March 19, 2015 – Relax, your smartphone and smartwatch won’t — and can’t — give you cancer

 

May 13, 2015 – Berkeley Says Cell Phones Cause Tumors – The Daily Beast

 

July 23, 2015 – How Giving Up My Phone Forced Me To Live My Life | HuffPost

 

July 28, 2015 – The science of cell phones and brain tumors – CNN – CNN.com

The study found no association between cell phone use and glioma rates except in the group of participants who reported using their cell phone for at least 1,640 hours in their lifetime without a head-set. Those participants were 40% more likely than those who never used a cell phone to have a glioma.

(In “Those participants were 40% more likely than those who never used a cell phone to have a glioma”, they inserted “than those who never used a cell phone” right in the middle, to chop up the more-impactful sentence, “40% more likely to have a glioma than those who never used a cell phone.” – ed)

 

July 31, 2015 – Mobile phones ARE linked to cancer, scientist claims | Daily Mail Online

Mobile phones ARE linked to cancer, study claims: Long-term use ‘is associated with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, headaches and skin irritation’.

 

September 21, 2015 – Reasons You Should Put Your Phone Away – Odyssey

 

February 11, 2016 – Your Life Will Be Better if You Give Up Your Phone – VICE

 

February 11, 2016 – How I quit my smartphone addiction and really started living

 

March 11, 2016 – Study: Excessive Cellphone Use Linked to Anxiety, Depression

 

April 22, 2016 – U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High – The New York Times

White middle-aged women had an increase of 80 percent

(The most phone- and social-media-addicted group – ed)

 

May 27, 2016 – “Game-Changing” Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer

 

June 13, 2016 – Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? Probably, but It’s Complicated

 

July 3, 2016 – Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Gloria Mark, professor in the department of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, says that when people are interrupted, it typically takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to return to their work, and most people will do two intervening tasks before going back to their original project. This switching leads to a build up of stress, she says, and so little wonder people who have high rates of neuroticism, impulsivity, and are susceptible to stress tend to switch tasks more than others.

 

October 27, 2016 – How Can Social Media Affect Your Health? | Sysomos

As these points illustrate, there’s no simple answer to whether social media is good or bad for you.

 

2017 – 7 Blue Light Facts: How Blue Light Is Both Bad and Good For You

 

March 17, 2017 – Giving up Your Smartphone Could Actually Be Bad for Your Health

 

May 2, 2017 – Are our phones f****ing us all up? — Motherhood: The Real Deal

Are phones bad for you – a piece about our obsession with phones from the UK parenting & lifestyle blog Motherhood: The Real Deal

 

June 2, 2017 – Increased risk for glioma associated with mobile phone use in Interphone Canada

 

June 9, 2017 – Is Blue Light Bad For Your Health? – WebMD

 

August 3, 2017 – Suicides in teen girls hit a 40-year high – TODAY.com

The suicide rate among teenage girls continues to rise and hit a 40-year high in 2015, according to a new analysis released Thursday. Suicide rates doubled among girls and rose by more than 30 percent among teen boys and young men between 2007 and 2015.

(Uses ‘doubled‘ to hedge against the much-stronger “increased 100%.” Note again that the more-phone-addicted girls have the higher numbers – ed)

 

August 5, 2017 – Teen smartphone use linked to depression, suicide – researcher

 

November 14, 2017 – Uptick In Teen Depression Might Be Linked To More Hours Online …

(Uptick: a small increase -ed)

 

December 11, 2017 – Phone Addiction Is Real — And So Are Its Mental Health Risks – Forbes

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