The European Parliament has adopted a report that recommends GSM antennas and high-voltage power lines are kept away from schools, crèches, retirement homes and health care institutions. It’s all a bit vague; the report talks of keeping them “a specific distance determined by scientific criteria” and acknowledges that “the scientific community has reached no definite conclusions”.
Malaysian mobile phone network Maxis has launched the world’s first commercial 'contactless' mobile phone payment system. The Near Field Communication (NFC) system, which follows a number of trial schemes around the world, has been created by Maxis, Nokia, Visa, Maybank and Touch ‘n Go. It means consumers can pay for items in shops, parking and public transport by touching their mobile phone on a special payment point.