US citizens are now one step closer to being able to do (more or less) what they want with their gadgets, as the government petitions the FCC to once again legalize wireless device unlocking.
The White House agrees with the 114,000+ US citizens who signed a petition to make cell phone unlocking legal.
What they didn't address: the legality of jailbreaking and rooting.
A security researcher has discovered a way to allow any code to run on Windows RT/Surface tablets, effectively "jailbreaking" Microsoft's latest foray into mobile computing.
Michael Argast rejoined Chet this halloween to catch up on the week's news including new DMCA exceptions, Hurricane Sandy scams, Yahoo! ignoring do not track, Barnes and Noble credit cards skimming and Facebook's donation to spam research.
Yesterday, US copyright regulators opened up the floodgates for a public hearing of proposals to change copyright law, including authorizing the cracking of tablets, DVDs, gaming consoles and mobile phones. Tell us what you think...