360s, PS3s And DSs Used As Terrorist CB Radios

In UK jails, according to the Sun… ahem…

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360s, PS3s And DSs Used As Terrorist CB Radios
‘Xbox banned in jail terror fear’ screams a headline in today’s Sun, claiming that “powerful computer game consoles have been banned from jails over fears they could be used to plan terror attacks.”

The Sun’s unnamed source (‘top brass’) informs the paper that the Xbox360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS are to be barred from UK jails “after discovering they contain software that enables users to send or receive radio signals,” adding, rather worryingly, that, “security experts [unnamed] fear they could be used by terror suspects to talk to accomplices and plot carnage.”

Crikey! SPOnG was not aware that the 360, PS3 and DS could actually be used as secret terrorist CB radios by incarcerated villains.

Apparently the unnamed security experts also informed The Sun “that the earlier PlayStation 2 — currently allowed in jails — could be modified for covert chats.”

The Sun’s unnamed top brass security expert source also adds, “The technology in the new generation of computer games makes them a security risk… There is concern that top terror suspects have been using systems already in jails. Radio software is an integral part of the equipment.”

SPOnG has contacted Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo for comment, as we were up until today not aware that their gaming systems could be used as CB radios by terrorists.
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Comments

zoydwheeler 10 Sep 2007 12:51
1/7
Perhaps one of the most shameful 'videogame in terror shocker' made up stories ever cooked up by a UK tabloid.

I suspect the hack has built the made up story around a choice selection of the paper's current favourite headline buzz words - XBOX, TERROR, BANNED, FEAR, JAIL

Personally, I'd like to know a little bit more about their top brass source for this story.
deleted 10 Sep 2007 14:44
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Why would you use a PS3 as a CB radio when you could use oh i dont knwo say a CB radio, or walkie talkies or mobile phones, Whats next Manhunt 2 to be used as talaban training?, this is complete b******s there basically saying anything that has wifi connection has radio waves which in theory can be used as a radio trasmitter , why would they f**k about the mod a console to send and receive radio signals when they could just get MSN online and chat that way? The Sun = terrorism!
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Joji 10 Sep 2007 15:27
3/7
Sensationalist crap rag. They'll bloody sell their souls for crap stories.

I do think our prison should make the lags work, like in the states. Get them printing number plates or something.
deleted 10 Sep 2007 15:59
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Joji wrote:
Sensationalist crap rag. They'll bloody sell their souls for crap stories.

I do think our prison should make the lags work, like in the states. Get them printing number plates or something.


or get them assembling Wii`s,
Joji 10 Sep 2007 22:01
5/7
Get them to assemble Wii's. Lol, what a cool idea.

All they need to do with 360 is remove PS3 and 360 mics, problem solved.
OptimusP 11 Sep 2007 09:11
6/7
Wait, britisch cons get Xbox360's, PS3's and DS' for their amusement??? What's next, belgian beer?
vault 13 16 Sep 2007 23:05
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OptimusP wrote:
Wait, britisch cons get Xbox360's, PS3's and DS' for their amusement??? What's next, belgian beer?


I like beer.
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