Police In Mumbai Shutting Down Open WiFi

from the blame-the-technology dept

Perhaps it's no surprise that, following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, people are freaking out and blaming technology, as if that will prevent another terrorist attack. First, there were the calls to ban Google maps and now a large number of police are sweeping through all of Mumbai to find open WiFi networks and get the owners to shut the networks down. Of course, there are plenty of perfectly legitimate reasons for offering an open WiFi network, but it seems that no one is even considering that. Because such networks were used in the past by terrorists and possibly could be again, they all must go.


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    Red, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 12:52pm

    Funny

    They finaly did a street view for my hometown.
    Can you guess what I found? A view of my old car, in front of my old apartment from back in March/April of 08.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 1:07pm

    Terroists used cell phones

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 1:08pm

    Terroists used cell phones

    They need to ban cell phones, telephones, guns, boats and lavatories.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 1:18pm

    Put a few WiFi Routers hooked up to nothing but leave em open :D

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 1:28pm

    terrorists win again

    this is what they want. us to change our ways, turn into a big brother society.

    yup, the terrorist just won again.

     

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    ebaysniper, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 1:30pm

    India needs to spend $80 Million on homeland security instead of probing the moon! Stopping people from using open wifi is pointless!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 1:41pm

    Retards

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 1:45pm

    shoes

    The terrorists wore shoes, we should ban them. The terrorists wore clothes to diguise who they were we should ban those everyone now be nudist the government says that anything terrorists used must be bad. You live in Siberia, tough luck no shoes no clothes because terroists use them.

    This makes the same amount of sense as banning Wifi or lighters.

     

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    Cipher-o, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 3:31pm

    Remember...

    ... if you're sharing wifi you're sharing TERRORISM!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 5:46pm

    The terriers are people !
    Ban people !

     

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    Mumbai, Jan 16th, 2009 @ 10:05pm

    Wifi

    I think it's a good move. It's high time the govt used the resources of the highly skilled tech force in India to proper use

     

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    shaman, Jan 17th, 2009 @ 12:33am

    Waiting ...

    ... for the inevitable ban on flight schools and aeroplanes ...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2009 @ 4:26am

    Re: Terroists used cell phones

    You forgot to mention Hotels, they have to ban Hotels. No Hotels - No tourists - No targets.

     

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    Jadey, Jan 17th, 2009 @ 6:21am

    Hmmm...

    Sounds like the US fetish with shoes in airports. One failed attempt and everyone goes barefoot for years.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2009 @ 9:20am

    I think we should ban letters. They are used far too often in communication terror plans.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2009 @ 8:28pm

    terriers?

    Nice #10. Terrorist sleeper cells masquarading as terriers. Ban dog shows and pets?

     

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    Sumit Mittal, Jan 18th, 2009 @ 12:03pm

    Government, in order to save their face, have to take some action. So guess what technology suffers - no one is going to crib about it right!!

     

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    Varun Avashia, Jan 19th, 2009 @ 3:07am

    Police In Mumbai Shutting Down Open WiFi

    Obviously its just a drill for a day, come next week and access open Wi-Fi all you want.....

     

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    Micheal Jordan Shoes, Sep 29th, 2009 @ 12:42am

    oh, just so that

     

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    hi, Oct 22nd, 2009 @ 6:36pm

    hi

     

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    Wicko, Mar 23rd, 2010 @ 12:15pm

    What is Open WiFi ?

    Hey Friends!
    Do you really know what is Open WiFi.
    I think terrorists on a side but hackers, spammers and your neighbor would love it.

    I am to setup so many WiFi Free hotspots in my town but I am to make all of those hotspots secure. Simply I place my Cell Phone Number in "Free-***-***-****" SSID.
    Free WiFi is Fun but keep it secure.

    Thanks

     

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