Today’s extraordinary meeting of the NAB Radio Board and other group executives in Washington produces this set of “proposed terms under consideration”, as a response to the pending “PRA” bill in Congress: #1, “a tiered rate of 1% or less for all net revenue (roughly $100 million for the industry) which is permanent and cannot be adjusted without changing statute or by mutual agreement.” #2, Permanent removal of Copyright Royalty Board jurisdiction over rates for both terrestrial and streaming. #3, Streaming rate reduction from current rates. #4, inclusion of radio chips – FM – in all mobile phones.
Originally posted by hinky
All the items listed were on a "wish" list. This wish list is more about money and who shares the greed than any other nefarious conspiracy.
The FM chip allows the cellphone to receive FM stations. Nothing more.
You can already be tracked with your cellphone, there is nothing needing to be added to make this happen. A cell tower pings your phone every minute or so, so you are being tracked when you have your phone on. Now the questions arises, who would care where you are and if you are worried about this, what are you doing to raise a suspicion.
As far as the FM chip broadcasting your inner most secrets, don't worry, your cell phone already does that as it is nothing more than a radio to start with.
This is an innocuous feature that some people may use on their phone.