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If you have a tendency to be afraid of "The Man," you just might get jumpy after hearing this. It's one of the most two-sided, polarizing issues we've seen to date in the technology world, and no, we're not talking about Apple vs. Microsoft. It's over the battle to remove cell phones from the hands of prison inmates; no matter how tight security is, some inmates still end up with cellphones in their hands, and it's pretty obvious that no one who loves their safety wishes that trend to continue.In order to hopefully put a stop to it the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) authorized the first federally sanctioned test of cell phone signal jamming technology inside... Read more...
Cell phone jammers are nothing new. They've been around in one form or another for years now, and even though they aren't exactly legal in some scenarios, the technology is certainly there to block calls from going in or out. Now, Britain's largest jail has been told that it should consider instituting that very tech at its facilities. Why would a prison--a place where you'd think no cell phones could enter--need jamming technology? David Jamieson, chairman of Wandsworth prison's Independent Monitoring Board, has determined that "illegal phones fuel prison drug trading, bullying and gang problems." Amazingly, we're learning that illegal cell phones behind bars are big business; for wealthier... Read more...