Obama backs cell-phone unlocking

Posted: March 5, 2013 at 2:58 a.m.

The Obama administration on Monday said consumers should be allowed to unlock smart phones and tablet computers without risking criminal penalties, siding with critics of a ruling from the U.S. Library of Congress.

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