I'm not surprised by this. If prisoners can fashion weapons from everything things such as a newspaper (warning: newspapers may be banned from planes after TSA reads this comment), then there's opportunity for others to craft devices found everywhere.
It wouldn't surprise me if people made weapons from things found aboard the very plane they're flying on.
None of this is really going to matter, in just a few short years.
As a web developer myself, I've read recent information browser makers are going to start designing new browsers, with different engines, in order to "compete" differently than a "compliant" browser.
Chrome will embed features to which only Chrome browsers can view, for example, while Mozilla will actively try to stay as open as possible.
If this sounds familiar, it should. When Microsoft entered the browser arena, we were inundated with blink and marquee tags which no other browser could view. Once IE was "bundled" with the OS, people developed pages specifically for IE, not realizing other browsers were in use.
It took years to rectify this, and now HTML 5, along with companies telling add-on makers to "white list them", just goes to show there's no such thing as "compliance" anymore, unless "compliance" means "don't break our stuff".
I've been in this business for 20 years, and this news just makes my heart sink. We finally get some semblance of unity, and now it's all about to be flushed down the toilet.
I see myself into a forced retirement soon. Not because I'm coming of age, but I absolutely refuse to go back to the programming hell of having to determine what a browser has (or not) just to push information.
It's pathetic Corporate America has yet to figure out the internet in this day and age.
The MPAA also lied about that access, as video streaming requires users to have a registered cable account to view them.
My wife tried to watch Hell on Wheels and was denied because we're on AT&T U-Verse, which (at the time she visited the site) was not an option for us.
This morning, she tried to access the site now that AT&T U-Verse is one of the "partner" options, but apparently, it must have been added recently as the option is still not available for AT&T U-Verse customers.
Sound familiar? HBO Go, Xfinity, etc... all require people to pay $150+ cable bill just to stream a show that they can't get because they don't have cable.
Nice try, MPAA. Try telling the public the truth, for once.