December 16, 2009

"Operation Chokehold" Demonstration Could Cost Lives

Greetings. Whether or not it started "merely" as a satiric suggestion, plans to disrupt AT&T's mobile network as a protest against iPhone data performance are childish, stupid, irresponsible, and potentially extremely dangerous.

Users of iPhones share the same data network with other AT&T mobile users, including public safety workers and other users with critical functions accessing resources via laptop dongles and the like.

To purposely attempt to disrupt a publicly used mobile data network of this sort is criminal -- or should be. While one can argue about the advisability of using public data networks for crucial functions, the reality is that they are, and without being overdramatic, such "Chokehold" demonstrations could actually cost lives.


Posted by Lauren at December 16, 2009 02:02 PM | Permalink
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