Can You Hear Me Now?: Terrorist Edition
Posted on Jan 9, 2009
In a reactionary move against technology and the beasts who wield it, the NYPD has announced it wants to jam cell phone frequencies in case of a terrorist attack, citing Mumbai as an example of how mobile phones allowed attackers in that Indian city to micromanage their assault in real time.
The New York Police Department wants to be able to shut down cell phones, in case of a terrorist attack.
During last month’s massacre in Mumbai, terrorist handlers ... micromanaged via mobile phone the assaults on the hotels, train stations, and Jewish center that killed more than 170 people.
In testimony [Friday] before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said he wanted to take out that “formidable capacity to adjust tactics while attacks are underway.”
Global Graphica / Ivan Corsa
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly believes that the Mumbai attack is the new model for terrorist operations, and that cell phones play a large part in their plotting.