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Old 15.08.2011, 05:41
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Policing of cell phone messages.

Do you think that Governments should be allowed to shut down cell phone networks?

This is now the big question in the UK, but it has already happened in the US and of course in Middle Eastern countries.

Now hackers are fighting back:

Hackivist group Anonymous targets BART website, as retaliation for the Bay Area transit agency's cutoff of cellphone service to some passengers on Aug. 11. BART acted to stymie a protest at a subway station, which was being organized via social media.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society...service-cutoff
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Old 15.08.2011, 06:56
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Do you think that Governments should be allowed to shut down cell phone networks?

This is now the big question in the UK, but it has already happened in the US and of course in Middle Eastern countries.

Now hackers are fighting back:

Hackivist group Anonymous targets BART website, as retaliation for the Bay Area transit agency's cutoff of cellphone service to some passengers on Aug. 11. BART acted to stymie a protest at a subway station, which was being organized via social media.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society...service-cutoff
Governments, with a Judge's Court Order, sure. I don't believe that BART qualifies as simultaneously being both of those two entities.

If it's important enough to take action, then it is important enough to go through proper legal channels. Some times I wonder who the law breakers are, these days.
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Old 15.08.2011, 07:56
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The original protest was centered on the death of a homeless man, shot by BART police last month during an altercation at a subway station.
Well, they have their own police force.
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