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postheadericon FCC going after cellphone jammers, could land users in the slammer

FCC going after cellphone jammers
The FCC has put a bounty on the heads of all the cellphone-hating vigilantes out there. These GPS and signal jammers are particularly popular amongst theaters, quiet restaurants and in many school systems fighting the good fight against sexting during class. The FCC is calling on folks to stop and to report their neighbors for using these devices — reason being that they pose serious health and safety risks by interfering with 911 calls and other emergencies in the vicinity. So if you know a so-called ‘jammer,’ don’t hesitate to file a complaint about them to the FCC — the info can be found at the source link below.

FCC going after cellphone jammers, could land users in the slammer originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon FCC going after cellphone jammers, could land users in the slammer

FCC going after cellphone jammers
The FCC has put a bounty on the heads of all the cellphone-hating vigilantes out there. These GPS and signal jammers are particularly popular amongst theaters, quiet restaurants and in many school systems fighting the good fight against sexting during class. The FCC is calling on folks to stop and to report their neighbors for using these devices — reason being that they pose serious health and safety risks by interfering with 911 calls and other emergencies in the vicinity. So if you know a so-called ‘jammer,’ don’t hesitate to file a complaint about them to the FCC — the info can be found at the source link below.

FCC going after cellphone jammers, could land users in the slammer originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Transportation secretary Ray LaHood: no restrictions (yet) on in-car information

Worried that the fancy-schmancy SYNC system you just ordered up in your Mustang will soon be outlawed? Fret not, speed demon. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will reportedly not push for restrictions on handsfree phones or in-car technology until “the government conducts further research.” There are generally two prevailing trains of thought: one feels that any type of calling — be it handsfree or otherwise — is a terrible distraction to the driver, while the other feels that properly integrated technology is safe enough for use on the road. As the story goes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating whether systems like SYNC post a “cognitive distraction,” while some automakers suggest that motorists are going to goof off with their phone anyway — might as well make it as safe as possible for ’em. Of course, things could change in short order once this so-called “research” gets finalized, but for now, feel free to request that your OnStar system read on to the next post. Your OnStar system can read Engadget, right?

Transportation secretary Ray LaHood: no restrictions (yet) on in-car information originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon FCC unanimously approves LTE standard for nationwide public safety network

The FCC’s been looking to establish a nationwide public safety network since the early days of the infamous 700MHz spectrum auction, and while it never quite accomplished that task, the commission has made a small but important step — it’s unanimously decided that Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be the one ring that binds all future chunks of public safety radio band. Of course, this wasn’t a terribly hard decision for the FCC to make, as major commercial cellular carriers and a number of regional public safety agencies have already invested in LTE equipment for the 700MHz band… and the decision doesn’t yet specify a voice standard. All that’s been decided upon is how those countless packets of data will float over the air. How will disparate groups of first responders communicate with one another in the event of a national emergency? That’s what the organization is asking you right now — feel free to contact the FCC anytime within the next 45 days with your proposal.

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FCC unanimously approves LTE standard for nationwide public safety network originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon FCC unanimously approves LTE standard for nationwide public safety network

The FCC’s been looking to establish a nationwide public safety network since the early days of the infamous 700MHz spectrum auction, and while it never quite accomplished that task, the commission has made a small but important step — it’s unanimously decided that Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be the one ring that binds all future chunks of public safety radio band. Of course, this wasn’t a terribly hard decision for the FCC to make, as major commercial cellular carriers and a number of regional public safety agencies have already invested in LTE equipment for the 700MHz band… and the decision doesn’t yet specify a voice standard. All that’s been decided upon is how those countless packets of data will float over the air. How will disparate groups of first responders communicate with one another in the event of a national emergency? That’s what the organization is asking you right now — feel free to contact the FCC anytime within the next 45 days with your proposal.

Continue reading FCC unanimously approves LTE standard for nationwide public safety network

FCC unanimously approves LTE standard for nationwide public safety network originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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