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Date: 08/02/12 07:52 AM

15 Responses to What Are You? The Wi-Fi Police? [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18830 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 7:54 am
    Link: What Are You? The Wi-Fi Police? - This guy works at the Olympic Village. He walks around looking for illegal wi-fi signals and kills them with this gun.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 8:03 am
    ...and I know who`s doing it, BECAUSE I BACK TRACED IT!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 8:20 am
    How do they know what is "illegal," if I use my phone as a wi-fi hotspot, is that illegal too?
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
    535 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 8:29 am
    Wow - Remember when the Olympics were about the Athletes?
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 8:45 am
    "How do they know what is "illegal," if I use my phone as a wi-fi hotspot, is that illegal too?"

    They prohibited, among other things:

    "Personal/private wireless access points and 3G hubs (smart devices such as Android phones, iPhone
    and tablets are permitted inside venues, but must not be used as wireless access points to connect multiple devices)"

    See document here.

    They are not "Illegal" they are "prohibited".
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32785 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 9:13 am
    I`ll ZAP you with my Space Gun!

    Ka-Zowie! Ka-Zoo!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 9:31 am
    @nettech: I was using the term "illegal" from the caption of the post. But why ban wireless hotspots? What possible good reason could they have for this?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4848 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Why should any WiFi signal be illegal or prohibited?
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    jadoig Male 30-39
    434 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 10:27 am
    I`m thinking they don`t want people streaming things, posting things to blogs live, as it causes networks to not have the information first. Heaven forbid I watch something at my favorite website without commercials rather than the TV or TSN.com. It`s all about the Benjamins.

    Magickrat said it best. Read this.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 10:38 am
    I`m thinking they don`t want people streaming things, posting things to blogs live, as it causes networks to not have the information first
    I don`t see this as being the reason. I can take a vid from my phone and as long as I have a data connection it posts directly to a social media account. 3G isn`t banned, so I could still vid and stream live events.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 10:51 am
    I want one of these, but for cell phones.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3234 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    To expand on patchgrabber, what if a person activates their wi-fi tethering device OUTSIDE the Olympics are, but still within reach of the receiver. Is that violating their rules?
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    August 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    The games supposedly has the best Wifi network in the world. Quite what best means has not been explained. However, you`re not allowed to set up a MiFi network. Why I`m not sure, but I suspect it`s to protect press photographers so they can get their pics out on the net to websites faster than you.
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    oldallen671 Male 30-39
    23 posts
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1340 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 11:12 am
    These girls are about as chinese as I am. They`re JAPANESE!! What does THAT say about the advert??!!

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