The Wake of the Boston Marathon Massacre: New York Wi-Fi Down by Homeland Security

I live in NYC, and when I got back home tonight after Boston was all over the news and New York went on high alert, suddenly wifi was down in my apartment.

Note: not the complete internet. Just Wifi. In fact, my router was giving a “wifi ok” signal the whole night, but it still couldn’t be picked up. If I connected via a wire to the cable/internet system, however, it worked fine. Still is doing so no, 1:23am EST.

My smartphone had 3g access, but also couldn’t access ANY wifi—even the free ones I used to sneak on when I didn’t have wifi of my own.

Remember that NOTHING happened in NYC at all.

Plausible theory: I think DHS dampened wifi around the city, in the fear that 1) wifi was being used to set off the bombs; and 2) that 4g/hardwired networks were easier to monitor.

Reports from Boston are already and also saying that several cellphone towers ” were shut down” from “overload” and the “internet” was overloaded —several remote feeds of news crews from Boston were extremely fuzzy.

DHS has the ability to shut down wifi, people. And cellphone towers. And did so when push came to shove.

Just a friendly warning. Fuck the left.

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