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This Guy Shuts Down Banned Wi-Fi Hotspots At The Olympics

Portable Wi-Fi hotspots, powered by 3G, are banned at all the Olympic venues in London. This man makes sure that’s not taken as a hollow threat, sniffing out rogue Wi-Fi networks and shutting them down.

There’s a reason portable Wi-Fi hotspots are prohibited: at events that increasingly rely on wireless communication — for everything from referee mics through timing devices to wireless cameras — interference is a problem officials can’t afford to worry about. As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

But there is something rather amusing about seeing a man wander around with an antenna to stop people sharing their internet. [Reddit]

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