Fresh off the wire is news that everyone’s favorite President,
John F. Kennedy George Bush will be bringing his pro-freedom, anti-terrorist anti-technology platform to Sydney, Australia this September.
Wait a minute, anti-technology? Well, it seems that Secret Security will utilize a sophisticated counter-terrorism measure to prevent mobile phone detonated remote-control bombs during the President’s stay. A helicopter fitted with signal-jamming equipment will shadow the President’s motorcade, the net result of which will be no BlackBerry or mobile usage within an area the size of a football field.
While it is known that cell phones have been used before as timers in terrorist bombings, there is no such evidence as of yet for remote detonation by mobile phone. Question of the day, folks: is this a legitimate security concern, or just a bad day to be a BlackBerry user in Sydney?