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Submission + - 'Wi-Fi police' stalk Olympic Games (theage.com.au)

schwit1 writes: BT is the "official communications services provider" for the Olympics and has 1500 Wi-Fi hotspots at Olympic sites, with prices starting from £5.99 for 90 minutes. It's the largest single Wi-Fi venue installation in Britain, according to BT. ... the London Olympics organising committee, has banned "personal/private wireless access points and 3G hubs" from Olympic venues. This includes smartphone hotspots.

The absurdities don't end there. According to Britain's Daily Telegraph, Fish and chip stalls have been advised they are not allowed to serve chips on their own without fish as McDonald's is the official chip maker of the Games. The Independent reported that the ban on chips extended to 800 retailers at the 40 Olympic venues.

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