Illegal Downloads 2.0 and An App That Could Save You From Cell Phone Radiation [Podcast]

On today’s Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog turned me on to a new app that, to my horror, measures cell phone radiation.

The makers of the Tawkon app assert that mobile devices are most dangerous when the cell phone’s antenna is closest to the base station. The app alerts users when they are in the danger zone. If you love checking for earthquakes online or diagnosing yourself on WebMD, this app is for you. But Boog pointed out that much like cell phone radiation, smoking was once considered harmless.

In other news, more than one million people signed a petition to save a website that converts YouTube videos into mp3 files. We talked about past attempts from media companies to stop users from getting free content, like the suit against Aereo for streaming live TV to smartphones.

Press play below to listen. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Image by prapass via Shutterstock. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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