FAA Commissions Safety Study Of In-Air Cell Phones
from the it's-about-time dept
A couple months ago, there was some debate around here over whether or not using mobile phones in airplanes was really that dangerous. For years, no one has adequately explained what the danger was - because no one really knew for sure. There were anecdotal stories, and plenty of people think they know whether or not it causes damage. However, there was nothing that clearly stated what the problem was. Now, the FAA has decided to change that. They're going to conduct a study of what kind of interference wireless devices actually cause - with an eye towards using that information to let those who create wireless technologies fix the problem. In other words, no matter what the problem is now (assuming there really is one), they want to change it so that you'll be able to talk away from the friendly skies. So, now, the real question is how do you feel about the idea of having to sit for hours on end, squeezed next to someone yelling into their mobile phone the whole time?