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Submission + - Reps. Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Enable Cell Phone & Wireless Device Unloc 2

tomservo84 writes: It seems some people in the House of Reps have their heads screwed on straight...


"This bill reflects the way we use this technology in our everyday lives," Rep. Lofgren said. "Americans should not be subject to fines and criminal liability for merely unlocking devices and media they legally purchased. If consumers are not violating copyright or some other law, there's little reason to hold back the benefits of unlocking so people can continue using their devices."

The bill would "make it permanently legal for consumers to unlock their mobile devices, and consumers would not be required to obtain permission from their carrier before switching to a new carrier."

Now, what chance does this have of actually passing??

Submission + - Google search now "thinks more like a human" (cnn.com)

tomservo84 writes: "So, let's say you're doing a Google search for "Kings." Did you mean the L.A. hockey team or the Sacramento basketball team? Maybe the TV show? Or maybe you actually wanted to know something about monarchs." Google today announced Knowledge Graph, which will Google says will make the results appear more 'human'.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb