Friday, May 22, 2009

FCC’s Warrantless Household Searches Alarm Experts 

Here is an interesting article from Wired Magazine's web site.

You may not know it, but if you have a wireless router, a cordless phone, remote car-door opener, baby monitor or cellphone in your house, the FCC claims the right to enter your home without a warrant at any time of the day or night in order to inspect it.

That’s the upshot of the rules the agency has followed for years to monitor licensed television and radio stations, and to crack down on pirate radio broadcasters. And the commission maintains the same policy applies to any licensed or unlicensed radio-frequency device.

Here is a link to the FULL STORY.

Part of that is scary stuff, but I see the need for it in today's world. Who knows what kind of criminals(terrorists even) are harboring here and if they use up any airwaves I say let the FCC in on it. it all comes down to who big brother is watching and is big brother watching them for the right reasons...
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