Friday, January 06, 2006

BBC World Service programme about mobile phones

I happened to be awake the other night at some unearthly hour and caught this interesting radio programme on the BBC World Service all about mobile phones. In the first of two programmes, Nick Rankin explores the history of this technology, how the mobile is changing the lives of the poor, and questions just how safe and secure our mobile phone conversations are.

It's well worth a listen. I particularly liked the security guy telling us how we shouldn't use any kind of telephone - mobile or otherwise - if we didn't want to be overheard. Unfortunately the programme is only available on BBC radio player rather than a podcast so I'm not sure how long it will be live so catch it now while you can.