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London police set up Wi-Fi in clubs for rape campaign | Security | ZDNet UK

By Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK, 16 December, 2011 16:02

The Metropolitan Police are setting up Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hotspots in London clubs and bars for a Christmas drink and rape awareness campaign that will deliver messages to partygoers' smartphones.

Posters placed in venues in Westminster, Camden, Southwark and Lambeth will urge people to turn on connectivity to download the warning messages, the Met said on Friday. The advice includes messages such as "Sex with someone who is asleep or unconscious is rape", and "Drinking too much alcohol can make you more vulnerable to crime — including rape."

"Many people now have and use smartphones and this is just another way to try and get messages direct to the public," a Met spokeswoman told ZDNet UK. "The poster is not alarmist. It simply informs people that police are attempting to send a message to the public and asking mobile phone users to switch on their Wi-Fi capability."


London police set up Wi-Fi in clubs for rape campaign | Security | ZDNet UK

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