Cell Phones Big Brother Would Love

Mobile phones, long used by kids to evade parents, are now helping adults keep closer tabs on teens by using GPS technology

The cell phone—few inventions in recent memory have done more to help teens circumvent adult authority. Wireless handsets have proved an invaluable tool for snatching a conversation with a forbidden friend, sending a text message about a keg party the next town over, and generally reassuring a concerned parent a kid is right where he's supposed to be—even when he's not.

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