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Russia to Tighten Restrictions on Public WiFi?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- A Russian government panel thinks it's found the solution to the problem of exposing children to dangerous material online.  
In just a few years, ubiquitous, open WiFi has gone from a luxury to an expectation. But the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications, a Russian government consumer watch panel, is warning that WiFi everywhere may not be good for everyone.

They want WiFi access restricted in public places for children under the age of 18, claiming it's the only way to protect them from harmful information on the Internet.  The new restriction would take effect next year.

Critics, however, are rolling their eyes at the suggestion, pointing out that young people are more than capable of cracking WiFi passwords.

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London to Outfit Subway with WiFi for 2012 Games

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The world's oldest subway system will be getting a high tech upgrade in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Organizers have decided to outfit "the tube,' as the subway system is referred to in London, with WiFi Internet access in 120 stations.

For most spectators, the quickest way to get to the various venues will be via subway. WiFi was tested in one station, and now officials are offering tenders to WiFi providers.

Internet access should be up-and-running for Londoners a few months before the games begin.

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