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[ NNSquad ] BART Defends Mobile Service Shutdown

BART Defends Mobile Service Shutdown

http://j.mp/IG2fjI  (Slashdot)

    "In a filing to the FCC, Bay Area Rapid Transit general manager Grace
    Crunican defended last August's mobile shutdown, saying that 'a
    temporary disruption of cell phone service, under extreme
    circumstances where harm and destruction are imminent, is a necessary
    tool to protect passengers.' Taking the opposing position, digital
    rights groups, including Public Knowledge, Free Press, the Electronic
    Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology, told
    the FCC (PDF) that 'wireless interruption will necessarily prohibit
    the communications of completely innocent parties - precisely those
    parties closest to the site where the emergency is located or
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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
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