Friday March 02, 2012

FCC Wants Your Opinion On Cell Jamming

Is cell phone jamming on the streets okay? What about at the movies or in a restaurant? The FCC wants to know what you think (.pdf here)

While the important function that wireless service plays in protecting public safety is undisputed, some commentators, including some law enforcement personnel, have raised concerns that wireless networks can be used in ways that put the public’s safety at risk. Concerns, for example, that wireless service could be used to trigger the detonation of an explosive device or to organize the activities of a violent flash mob have led public authorities in the United States and abroad to consider interrupting wireless service.