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FCC Chairman Genachowski On The FCC's 'Smartphone Security Checker'

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Released: December 18, 2012

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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December 18, 2012
Justin Cole, 202-418-8191
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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON THE FCC’S

‘SMARTPHONE SECURITY CHECKER’
“With less than half of smartphone owners using passwords to protect their devices, this new tool will be
of particular value to millions of Americans. The holiday gift-giving season is a perfect time to remind
consumers to take simple steps, like setting a password, to protect themselves from mobile security
threats.”
-FCC-

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