To prevent his teenage addicts to social networks from accessing the Internet at night, a father has found a radical solution. Too radical, because, without realizing it, he cut the mobile network and Wi-Fi in his village every night.
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This is the story of the town of Messanges in the Landes, which found itself cut off from the Internet every night. A telephone operator mobile complained to the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) because all the mobile frequencies were jammed, and this from midnight to three o’clock in the morning, without exception.
To understand what was happening, an agent went on site to analyze the spectre targeted. He was actually able to confirm the signing of a wave jammer, a device that emits a very strong signal on a frequency band to prevent other devices from communicating. However, this type of material is prohibited in France. Thanks to a vehicle surmounted by a direction finder, he was able to follow the signal to its source.
The culprit faces six months in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros.
The next morning, the officer knocked on the gate and found himself faced with a father who admitted the facts: he was indeed using a multiband jammer to cut off the telephone and le Wi-Fi. Why ? To prevent her children, who have become addicted to social networks from confinement, to go to Internet the night… The man had not measured the gravity of his act, which cut the networks into the neighboring town. He had the idea after consulting forums.
The man had to pay an intervention fee of 450 euros, but above all risks legal proceedings. The criminal penalty for the possession and use of a wave jammer can be up to six months in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros. Moral of the story: don’t believe everything you are told about the forums… It can be very expensive.
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