nyan-cat-3310It looks like purchasing a new handset might get a wee bit more complicated than just having an exchange in money or swiping a credit card. Jackie Speier, a California Congresswoman, has proposed a new bill which will make it compulsory for new phone buyers to register with a personal ID prior to making that new handset’s purchase. The main reason for that? To add another layer of security, so to speak, against those who buy a phone simply to plan or commit an illegal act.

With such a requirement in place, officials do believe that it is a move that would make it more difficult for terrorists to actually communicate with one another before the dastardly act. It sounds good and proper in theory, but there really isn’t that much of an added layer of protection or security when it comes to this bill proposal for the simple fact that anyone who might want to commit a crime can easily purchase a used handset from the secondary market and do the same dastardly acts with it.

Jackie also shared, “This bill would close one of the most significant gaps in our ability to track and prevent acts of terror, drug trafficking, and modern-day slavery.” What do you think of the idea?

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