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Comment Re:Encryption across radio waves is illegal? (Score 4, Informative) 138

I haven't looked in to it, but the statement "They said it would use low-frequency radio channels to connect a computer to public Wi-Fi hotspots up to 2.5 miles away, thus obscuring a user's actual location." makes me believe it would be using the portion of the amateur radio spectrum that borders the wifi range (as is used by HSMM) and thus encryption is not allowed.

Comment Counter attack? (Score 3, Interesting) 134

Perhaps someone should write a javascript library that can detect if this "ad injection" library has been injected to the page, counter/block its effects and display a notice to the viewer that their ISP is up to some jackassery. Now that would have value.

Comment Re:Software defined radio frequency? (Score 1) 88

Before you consider doing that you should look up "notice of apparent liability for forfeiture" I think the average fine is 25,000 for willfully transmitting when you don't have permission to do so. And the FCC has nice new direction finding equipment.

Comment Re: One Word ... (Score 1) 234

Specifically where congress did this bit:

The stated purposes of the Act are "regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States a rapid, efficient, nationwide, and worldwide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, for the purpose of the national defense, and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority theretofore granted by law to several agencies and by granting additional authority with respect to interstate and foreign commerce in wire and radio communication, there is hereby created a commission to be known as the 'Federal Communications Commission', which shall be constituted as hereinafter provided, and which shall execute and enforce the provisions of this Act."

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