Monday, January 12, 2009

Security theater, farce edition

Noah Shachtman is reporting that Mumbai police are trying to close down free WiFi under the pretext of security. They are also insisting on cameras in internet caf├ęs.

It is not just South Asia, the New York Police Department are asking for the power to disrupt wireless communications in the event of an emergency.

PR people are not the only ones who confuse controlling a situation with controlling communications.

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