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16 Dec 2009 22:19


Tech: Fake Steve Jobs’ “Operation Chokehold” worthy of a FCC response

  • Threats of this nature are serious and we caution the public to use common sense and good judgment when accessing the Internet from their commercial mobile devices. To purposely try to disrupt or negatively impact a network with ill-intent is irresponsible and presents a significant public safety concern.
  • FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau chief Jamie Barnett • Giving Fake Steve Jobs’ super-amusing mass-iPhone-overuse threat some steam by actually commenting on it. Fake Steve (a.k.a. Daniel Lyons) is amused. So are we. Surprisingly, the whole debacle has generated massive amounts of press for the site and AT&T in general, because, well, it’s funny. source

14 Dec 2009 21:51


Tech: Dear Fake Steve Jobs: You’re our favorite fake person. Ever.

  • The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. The idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!
  • Fake Steve Jobs” (a.k.a. Daniel Lyons) • On “Operation Chokehold,” his plan to stress test the AT&T network in protest of their awful coverage and attempts to punish iPhone users for their heavy amounts of data usage. You know, instead of improving their network and making their customers happy. The event takes place December 18 at noon Pacific time. We’ll keep you posted on the app they pick. Also, while you’re waiting, give this article a read. It may be the best Fake Steve article ever. source