By Michael Seese
From a security e-newsletter I get:
FCC OKs encrypted TV signals to prevent cable theft
"The Federal Communications Commission has voted to permit cable companies to encrypt television signals to prevent theft by consumers. Encrypting basic cable signals, a practice banned before the FCC ruling last Friday, may require consumers without cable boxes to acquire them. The FCC said the change would “adversely affect a small number of cable subscribers” with TV sets that are directly hooked up to cable connections, as opposed to being controlled remotely through boxes. According to the agency, cable operators and consumers will benefit, on the whole, as the decision will greatly reduce the need for cable providers to dispatch employees to households to disconnect illegal cable service."
I know I will sleep better at night, knowing that I will benefit from Time Warner Cable being able to "greatly reduce the need for cable providers to dispatch employees to households to disconnect illegal cable service."
Because the benefits to me are so obvious. Like ... um ... and ... um ...
Does anyone else have a good cable story to share?