The UK Serious Organised Crime Agency is having a total freakout about miniature phones that look like automobile keyfobs, like this one. They are apparently being smuggled into prisons (and many are marketed for this purpose), and so SOCA is contemplating a ban on cellphones that are small and don't look like cellphones. Which will totally work. Totally.
If SOCA sounds familiar, that's because they're the ones who covered up serious crimes by the richest and most powerful companies and individuals in the country and are still not cooperating in their prosecution.
"We're now working closely with the Serious Organised Crime Agency and Trading Standards to remove these small mobiles from sale in the UK, as well as legislating to block phone signals in prisons."
More than 7,000 phones and Sim cards were confiscated in prisons in England and Wales last year.
UK considers ban on mobile phones like car key fobs [Leo Kelion/BBC]
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