Saturday, August 13, 2011

S.F. subway muzzles cell service during protest | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

Disturbing wireless patterns this week

"Organizers planning to disrupt BART service...stated they would use mobile devices to coordinate their disruptive activities and communicate about the location and number of BART police," said the original BART statement. "A civil disturbance during commute times at busy downtown San Francisco stations could lead to platform overcrowding and unsafe conditions for BART customers, employees, and demonstrators."

The initial statement from BART said the subway system had asked the wireless carriers to suspend the service in the stations, but Allison later said BART itself pulled the plug and notified the providers after the fact.

S.F. subway muzzles cell service during protest | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

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