The Latest in IT Security

Sony is the brand of choice for criminals

17
Jan
2014

For the past fifteen years, Sonys portable radios have dominated a very specific market: the federal prison. One specific model, the SRF-39FP (the FP stands for federal prison), remains a firm favorite 15 years after its debut. Its made out of clear plastic, allowing guards to ensure the radios arent being used to smuggle contraband, lasts for forty hours on a single AA battery, and is rated by enthusiasts as one of the most precise portable radios around. In a New Yorker article, Joshua Hunt looks at how and why the SRF-39FP became the iPod of prison.

Comments are closed.

Categories

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments