Ed Driscoll


SPANISH PRIEST JAMS CELL PHONES: Good for him. But, as the article says:

The controversial technology is designed to create quiet zones in places like restaurants, movie theaters and libraries.

Commercial jamming systems are illegal in the United States, Canada and Britain, but some countries such as Australia and Japan allow limited use.

Spain has a legal vacuum, says NiceCom, the only Spanish company which markets the technology. It has been doing so for two years, and lawmakers are now discussing the issue, NiceCom spokeswoman Inma Jimenez said.

I’ve frequently read that cell phone jamming technology is illegal in the US, but I’ve never read why, or when this law was passed. If anybody knows, please email me–I’d love to hear the answer.