Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 22:19 UTC
Multimedia, AV A couple of days ago we talked about how the RIAA and NAB are planning on asking US Congress to mandate FM radio chips inside every cell phone. This plan was met with some ridicule, so the NAB decided to write a blog post addressing the critics. Most of the post is overshadowed by an overdose of America's favourite national pastime: WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. 9/11!
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FM idea is stupid and redundant
by abraxas on Thu 26th Aug 2010 22:09 UTC
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My state has a new service that allows you to sign up email addresses, cell phones, land lines/voip phones, fax numbers, instant messager clients, etc for public safety alerts. You can sign up every device/number/program you use if you want to and have all of them recieve alerts. I see no need to REQUIRE FM chips in phones when options like this exist. Just create a national alert system.

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