Marriott gives up on blocking guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots | The Verge:
"For some time, Marriott has said it had no desire to cripple hotspots in hotel rooms, but wanted the ability to shut them down in conference rooms. But that approach still outraged customers, who want the ability to use the smartphone tethering and other wireless connectivity they're already paying for rather than succumb to pricey hotel internet rates.
Companies including Microsoft and Google came to the defense of hotel stayers, while the Marriott feebly tried to argue that it was only trying to shield guests from "rogue wireless hotspots that can cause degraded service, insidious cyber attacks and identity theft." No matter now: it seems Marriott has finally gotten the message and given up on making people pay twice for connectivity." 'via Blog this'