TECH
06/19/2012 09:32 am ET

Religious Groups Struggle To Contain Technology Use

Cell phones are increasingly ubiquitous among the very religious, from Hasidic Jewish communities to Amish groups. Some leaders are cracking down, especially on women's usage.

Last month, the leader of the Satmar sect of Hasidic Jews banned all smartphones for women. It was another step in a crackdown on technology use among Hasidic leaders that also included a huge, men's only anti-internet rally at Citi Field in New York last month — which was tweeted about by some in attendance.

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