The Record - March 21, 1997

Cellular Codes Breached: Digital Phones Called Vulnerable

By Scott Moritz


"We have to crack down on the manufacturers who create devices like scanners that are specifically designed to break into private communications," Nelson said.

But for the privacy advocates, this approach is wrongheaded.

"This is just them trying to avoid the responsibility of putting out a good system," Banisar said.

"It would be like the car industry saying we will make a car with wheels that fall off at 65 miles an hour, and then asking Congress to pass a law that says people can only go 55 miles an hour."

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