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REPORT OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE OF SENIOR OFFICIALS AND EXPERTS FOR EASTERN AFRICA
She reported that, given the high cost of smartphones, relatively low incomes, and the requirement of an upfront payment to own a smartphone, Rwanda had developed policies that addressed the issue of affordability. (...) Smartphones were also widely available to most people, from high to low end options. (...) Even in countries such as Seychelles, with relatively high smartphone penetration rates, the prohibitive cost of high-end smartphones, in particular for young people, was potentially detrimental to the economy.
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Score: 1202290.1 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...open&DS=ECA/EA/ICSOE/25&Lang=E
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RIGHT TO PRIVACY :NOTE / BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
The right to silence nemo tenetur se ipsum accusare: should a smartphone be a compellable witness or is the potential privacy infringement too great? (...) The advent and applications of new technologies such as the smartphone is one typical example of how we need to update our understanding of privacy. (...) Yet most people would claim that their smartphone knows much more about them than their spouses, so is the smartphone to remain a compellable witness even with a judicial warrant required to access it?
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Score: 1191064.9 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...sf/get?open&DS=A/71/368&Lang=E
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RIGHT TO PRIVACY :NOTE / BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
They have been doing so – generally successfully – even before the era of smartphones and COVID-19. Indeed, there is mounting evidence that, in most developed countries that acted sensibly in a timely manner, as of mid-July 2020, COVID-19 had been successfully fought, and even contained, using time-honoured methodologies without recourse to smartphone- related technologies.3 18. (...) Thus, for example, the patient’s most comprehensive repository of private information – his or her smartphone – is not accessed or sequestered in the course of traditional contact tracing. (...) When a State grants its public health authorities such wide powers in the case of a public health emergency, the question arises as to whether regular or constant access to a person’s computerized device, such as a smartphone, or otherwise monitoring of a person’s whereabouts and contacts through geolocation of a smartphone is a necessary and proportionate measure. 25.
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Score: 1187763.8 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...sf/get?open&DS=A/75/147&Lang=E
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In order to start collecting data on smartphone access, use and ownership, it is first necessary to agree on a clear and common definition of smartphones to ensure internationally comparable data. (...) Yet, there are different views of the key features which define a smartphone. Hence, a sound and internationally agreed definition of smartphones needs to be set. (...) In conclusion, the key distinguish factor between a smartphone and a tablet appears to be that a smartphone is used as the person’s primary phone device.
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Score: 1167612.2 - https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/S...finition%20of%20smartphone.pdf
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Stop the Use of Smartphones in Vehicles! Stop the Use of Smartphones in Vehicles! (...) NHTSA has made a strong effort to reduce distracted driving, especially smartphone use in vehicles (www.distraction.gov) 2 Are smartphones in vehicles ever OK? (...) It is difficult to keep people from using their smartphones in the car! One step is for regulators to require smartphone use by the driver to follow vehicle rules when the vehicle is moving Some people will cheat but it will be limited If there is proper regulation, technology can help reduce smartphone misuse in vehicles 5 Technology allows identifying smartphone use by drivers A regulation can require smartphones sold after a future date to identify if they are being used by a driver in a moving vehicle The SSID for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can include the word ‘car’ in various languages The vehicle airbag sensors can tell if there is a passenger in front or back Most vehicles have at least two speakers The smartphone can tell whether it is in the driver’s seat by positioning itself using a tone sent from the speakers The phone knows if it is moving from GPS 6 How will people live without smartphones in their vehicles?
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Score: 1166047.95 - https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/W...ents/S4P1_Russell_Shields.pptx
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STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS INC., A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
Governance and decision making in this new Global Social Contract could be done through smartphones potentially giving everyone on earth a vote on activities related to that new Global Social Contract. (...) This vote would be held through an application on smartphones and allow for governance and decision making within this sphere of the new Global Social Contract. (...) Such an application could be downloaded by a smartphone user to their device and opening the application would allow that user the ability to vote on decision making or for governance within this new Global Social Contract.
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Score: 1162710.45 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...n&DS=E/CN.5/2022/NGO/37&Lang=E
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It is important to note that 1.3 billion smartphones were sold worldwide in 2015, meaning that approximately one out of every six people on the planet purchased a smartphone that year, at an average cost of EUR 275.   Download The EUIPO-ITU Report "The economic cost of IPR Infringement in the Smartphones Sector Infographics Loss of Sales Page Content 2 The figures in the EUIPO-ITU Report refer to sales of new smartphones. (...) Lost of Smartphones sales by region Page Content 3 It is estimated that in 2015, 14 million smartphones fewer were sold by the legitimate industry across the EU than would have been the case in the absence of counterfeiting.
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Score: 1155868.3 - https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/R...rfeiting/SmartphonesStudy.aspx
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MOBILE COMMERCE/PAYMENTS EFFECTED WITH MOBILE DEVICES POSSIBLE FUTURE WORK : PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY COLOMBIA
This is in addition to the rapid growth in the number of users of such devices, a trend that has led to an increased supply of smartphone services, such as the use of mobile devices for sending and receiving electronic communications via Short Messaging Services (SMS), browsing the Internet through Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), and performing contactless transactions based on Near Field Communication (NFC) applications. (...) There is now major penetration in the use of mobile devices, especially smartphones, in many developed countries and to a lesser, although significant, extent in developing countries. 4 In document A/CN.9/692. (...) Similarly, the consultancy firm Flurry Mobile15 reported the worldwide growth of smartphones and tablet devices in its most recent report.16 In January 2013, China and the United States had roughly the same active smart device installed base, that is, 222 million in the United States compared to 221 million in China.
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Score: 1152607.6 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...&DS=A/CN.9/WG.IV/WP.133&Lang=E
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They feel that smartphones are similar to "Digital Drugs". Even when children go to bed, they have their smartphones with them. (...) In the near future, mobile phone manufacturers may have to attach mandatory warning on smartphones such as "Excessive use of smartphones is harmful to your health and family reconciliation". (...) The penetration ratio of smartphones is also steeply rising to more than 50%.
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Score: 1152382 - https://www.itu.int/en/publica.../files/basic-html/page105.html
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STATEMENT /SUBMITTED BY WOOMB INTERNATIONAL LTD.
It can now be accessed through smartphones, and it is designed to allow the user to follow the instructions of the Billings Ovulation Method® and keep a digital record of their own fertility activity, which can be shared with an accredited Billings Ovulation Method® teacher for ongoing support and further instruction. WOOMB International has further enhanced its availability and connection to women and girls with the development of its first fully approved smartphone application, NFP Charting Online for iOS and Google smartphone devices beginning in 2007 AD. (...) More recently, WOOMB International has approved the development and use of two other smartphone applications, Billings Teacher and Billing App in October of 2020 AD, having both been developed in 2018 AD.
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Score: 1151560.9 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...&DS=E/CN.6/2023/NGO/127&Lang=E
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