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Even FCC thinks in-flight gadget bans are dumb

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Alec Baldwin, you’re not alone. Many of us have suspected it all along: The bans against using technical devices during take-off and landing don’t have a lot of data to back them up. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Friday called the Federal Aviation Administration’s policy on in-flight electronics use into question, advocating that the agency allow for greater use of those devices during flights. The FAA will be holding a working group to investigate gadgets on planes, but cell phone use will not be reviewed at this time — though Genachowski argues this, too, needs to be allowed sooner than later.