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El Salvador to block Wi-Fi networks near prisons

Monday, August 29, 2016


El Salvador is looking to implement measures intended to block criminals from accessing Wi-Fi networks from within prison walls for the purpose of extortion, reports local daily El Mundo.

The country's vice president, Oscar Ortiz, has submitted a bill to ensure Wi-Fi networks aren't deployed within a 500-meter space around the country's prisons after reports emerged of prisoners skirting government bans on phone calls by using the WhatsApp messaging service to coordinate criminal activities.

Source: Telecompaper