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    News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    Portable Wi-Fi 3G hotspots are banned at Olympics venues.
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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    If I was at the olympics i'd just switch my wifi hotspot on when im not using it. They are trying to regulate wifi? Surely a human rights abuse!

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    They've done similar with photos, banning all interchangeable-lens cameras from the venues (yes, even the little APS-C Panasonics et al) unless you part with many megabucks for a press pass.

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    They've done similar with photos, banning all interchangeable-lens cameras from the venues (yes, even the little APS-C Panasonics et al) unless you part with many megabucks for a press pass.

    Im sorry thats complete rubbish

    I have been to 3 events so far including Diving at the aquatics center Archery at Lords and Shooting at the Royal Artillery barracks

    You are allowed any camera with an change able lense as long as it is under 30cm.

    I took a D300s with a 70-200mm on it measuring 27cm and it was fine, I didnt have a single problem anywhere.

    If you look at the rules for cameras it clearly states must be for personal use and that equipment must be under 30cm with no tripods

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    So people can't wait a couple of hours to upload when they get home? LOCOG would cause an uproar if they actually enforced this.

    As for no 3G tethering, why not just use the phone's camera and connection?! Though if you need one in an emergency, remember that 90% of people don't change the default HTC password of 1234567890

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    My mate from the army was happily snapping away pics and posting them on the internet; loophole!

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    So, once an Olympic Wi-Fi policeman finds a culprit, what next ? Fine or a EMP shockwave ?

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    Whatever next? The smell police? Fashion Police? Sounds like modern day window tax to me!
    We wouldn't want to stop British Telecom from making more money, would we?

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by davesom555 View Post
    They are trying to regulate wifi? Surely a human rights abuse!
    No. It's not. You don't have a human right to wi-fi. The ban is part of the contractual T&Cs which you've voluntarily accepted. If you don't accept it, then don't go to the events!

    The phrase 'human rights' is bandied around far too much these days.

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    So, once an Olympic Wi-Fi policeman finds a culprit, what next ? Fine or a EMP shockwave ?
    Probably just ejection from the venue for breaking the Ts&Cs
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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    'Sorry 'Officer', I'd forgotten I had it turned on'

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    You could argue that you are doing it as a protest against BT's monopoly.

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    That is one of the craziest looking wifi devices I've seen. Looks like its going to fire a really rubbish giant spear at someone.

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBozack View Post
    Whatever next? The smell police? Fashion Police? Sounds like modern day window tax to me!
    We wouldn't want to stop British Telecom from making more money, would we?
    Well within a certain exclusion zone, they banned people from using Olympics-like logos...

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    Re: News - The Olympics Wi-Fi police pictured on the hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeak View Post
    That is one of the craziest looking wifi devices I've seen. Looks like its going to fire a really rubbish giant spear at someone.
    Haha!
    Yeah it looks like some hand taped device or hoax?!

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