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Stolen mobiles 'will be blocked', Phone Hackers Left to Rot In Jail

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The BBC — AKA the Benny Hill Network — reports that by the year's end, in the UK:

Around 80% of mobile phones will be blocked on all five UK networks within 48 hours of being reported stolen in future, industry leaders have pledged.
That pledge is part of a charter to reduce phone crime launched by the Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum.

Crappy sentence structure aside, this sounds good. But I'm also freaked out. What's next? Shutting down phones with pirated MP3s on them? The article also points out another law in the UK: "Those convicted under the Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Act 2002 can face up to five years in prison."

Limey phone Haxxors, you are about to be owned.

BBC: Stolen Mobiles 'will be blocked' [ Via Textually ]