FCC to fine Chinese electronics maker $34.9 million for marketing cell phone jammers in the US

By Shawn Knight
Jun 19, 2014
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  1. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced intentions to fine a Chinese electronics maker a record $34.9 million for selling cell phone jammers in the US according to a statement on the matter.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    FCC gets their panties in a wad, when they loss their surveillance capabilities!
  3. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 702   +165

    That's a shame. Jamming signals illegally is cool.
  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +195

    Lol. cellphone jamming was also an issue in Philippine presidential election (2010) when 'automated voting' was first used.
    eligible voters used ballots which were fed to voting machines (which used any of the three SIMs from Philippine telecoms). electronic transmittal of votes from polling precincts to the central server of the commission on elections (comelec) then followed. the transmittal was 'allegedly' blocked by these cellphone jammers.

    all those spy agencies of the u.s. government must be up in arms. (CIA, FBI, NSA, etc.)
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    They aren't suing the chinese maker because they did something illegal they are suing them because they didn't know it was happening as it took them 2years before they caught on so they got all up in arms and sued them for being more skilled as spies then the US.
  6. Were they selling them, or celling them? haw haw
  7. at0mic_Mike

    at0mic_Mike TS Member Posts: 31

    I need one of these to keep all the inconsiderate a-holes off their phones when they want something.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,349   +1,945

    I was wondering why my line suddenly went dead when I was chatting to your president while he was busy inviting me around to the White House for a BBQ, beers and strip show.:)
  9. rub900

    rub900 TS Member Posts: 76   +6

    To all the posts above. Hope your phone gets jammed when you really need help.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    I for one don't absolutely need phone. And wish I could mount a jammer in my car to disrupt anyone around me from being a road hazard.
  11. Hexic

    Hexic TS Addict Posts: 272   +127

    It's an understandable reaction by the FCC. This Chinese company broke the law, and lied about them being 'approved' by the FCC. It's as simple as that.

    I can understand the feelings of government paranoia, but a broken law is broken law. They were caught, and then punished for it. I wouldn't want to be injured in some way while some ***** had a jammer blocking the first responder radios. I may not make it.
  12. Lucius Dark

    Lucius Dark TS Rookie

    The FCC should be fining hate radio and FoxNews for actions that could result the the actual deaths of people. Many hate radio mongers have suggested on the air and encouraged their listeners to go out and murder people. Cell jammers are a trivial matter and completely unenforceable as China is a sovereign country.
  13. robertocarlus

    robertocarlus TS Rookie

    NSA/CIA don't like competition on their turf!! USA citizens are to be spied upon by American companies with American hardware, to help local jobs :p.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    American hardware? That one is funny! We would be hard pressed to find anything 100% American, especially when it comes to electronics.
  15. ciu taiwan

    ciu taiwan TS Rookie

    When using Jammer, you need a licence.
    If you are worry about mobile spy, you can try RF shielding bag. No signal can go in/out.

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