You can't curse on your cellphone?

Call me a…well don’t call me on my cellphone. Sometime back, Flying Hedgehogs reported that in reading the fine print of her cellphone manual, she found that profanity and indecent language were prohibited due to FCC rules. (This puts a new light on state/local rules against cellphone use while driving, maybe they are actually trying to protect one against federal prosecution!)

Now it seems that this FCC jursidiction over your cellphone conversation content is real, according to Mobiledia. A few days back the FCC, to (you guessed it) protect the children, is eyeing cellphone smut. I believe in public propriety and childhood innocence, and the biblical adage that what is whispered in secret will be shouted from the rooftops, but is the federal government allowed everywhere private these days?

Posted by Matthew Hogan at February 28, 2005 10:43 AM