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Briefly: Mobile New York train tickets, FCC fines Florida phone jammer

updated 07:55 am EDT, Mon May 5, 2014

MTA, Masabi bringing mobile ticketing to New York train services

The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board has signed a deal with Masabi to introduce a digital ticketing system to the New York train system. Initially rolling out for Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers, passengers will be able to buy and display tickets on their smartphone or tablet. While the timing of the system's launch has not been revealed by the MTA, Masabi CEO Ben Whitaker advised to the Wall Street Journal that "planning, training, and testing" with the rail lines means the app could be a few months away from release.

Man hit with $48,000 FCC fine for jamming cellphones on commute

The FCC has issued a $48,000 fine to a Florida resident for using a cell phone jammer. Jason R. Humphreys used the device in his during his commute for between 16 and 24 months, reports the Tampa Tribune, with the jammer blocking not only normal phone signals, but potentially also Wi-Fi, GPS, and also broadcasts on channels used by the emergency services. Humphreys has 30 days to contest or pay the fine.

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