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Comcast Hotspot Lawsuit Alleges Company Broke the Law with Xfinity Public WiFi Initiative

Comcast Hotspot Lawsuit Alleges Company Broke the Law with Xfinity Public WiFi Initiative

By Josh Wolford December 10, 2014

A couple of Comcast customers are none too happy with the company’s Xfinity WiFi hotspot initiative, and have filed a class-action lawsuit against the ISP in a California district court. Toyer Grear and Joycelyn Harris allege Comcast is violating the …

Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi

There are a bunch of wonderful things about being a tourist in Japan–the food, the culture, the nightlife, and the history, to name a few. But one thing tourists have complained about for years is the difficulty of accessing Wi-Fi …

Baby Monitor Hacked in Toddler’s Room Baby Monitor Hacked in Toddler’s Room

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Baby monitors are used by parents to do exactly as their name suggests, monitor the baby. We don’t imagine that we are possibly inviting strangers into the safety and security of our homes. Imagine putting your toddler to bed, and …

Coming To A Local Starbucks Near You Coming To A Local Starbucks Near You

Starbucks recently made a deal with Google to offer their customers Wi-Fi connections that are considerably faster then they are today. Starbucks has been a long-time hang out spot and trendy temporary workspace for many around the world. However, those …

Google Settles With States Over Wi-Fi Spying Charges Google Settles With States Over Wi-Fi Spying Charges

In 2010, Google was caught siphoning data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks with its Street View cars. It’s now been almost three years since the practice was first revealed, and Google may have finally tied the last loose string of this …

Hacker Directs Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Vid Hacker Directs Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Vid

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A 26-year-old Florida State University student has been charged with “offenses against computer users,” a third-degree felony, for hacking the campus’ Wi-Fi network and directing users to an infamous shock site. Benjamin Blouin fully admits to hacking the network, but …

FCC Votes To Free Up Spectrum For Wi-Fi Devices FCC Votes To Free Up Spectrum For Wi-Fi Devices

The spectrum freed up for Wi-Fi is a finite resource. Too many devices can congest the networks and slow down service for everybody. The FCC wants to prevent that from happening, and have taken steps to relieve congestion with its …

Is Google Building A Wireless Network? Is Google Building A Wireless Network?
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Whenever Google experiments in something, the results are oftentimes pretty awesome. Google Glass, self-driving cars and Google Fiber are all examples of something that started out as an experiment and are now some of the most exciting tech being developed …

Google Brings Free Wi-Fi To New York Google Brings Free Wi-Fi To New York

It was speculated this morning that Google would be bringing fiber Internet to residents of New York City due in large part to a job posting. That rumor turned out to be a bust as Google has instead announced that …

Help Fund Rural Access To Broadband Wi-Fi Help Fund Rural Access To Broadband Wi-Fi

The Internet is universally important to all Americans, and that’s especially true to rural Americans who are denied access to broadband Internet. The ISPs say it will cost too much to extend service to backroad homes and hard to reach …

Google Does Not Buy Wireless Broadband Company ICOA Google Does Not Buy Wireless Broadband Company ICOA
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Update: This seemed kind of fishy from the beginning, but now reports are out that both Google and ICOA have denied that this is real. As noted in our report, the only source of the news seemed to be an …

Data Congestion Software Improves Wi-Fi Performance Data Congestion Software Improves Wi-Fi Performance
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Anyone who has connected to public Wi-Fi knows that it can be painfully slow at times. Depending on the amount of users on the Wi-Fi access point, users can experience varying levels of “data traffic jam.” Those with other options …

Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart Technologies Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart Technologies

Cisco announced today that it has acquired ThinkSmart Technologies, an Ireland-based location analytics technology company. Cisco’s Hilton Romanski had this to say about the news in a blog post: The widespread proliferation of mobile devices and services provides opportunities for …

Surface May Only Be Wi-Fi Capable At Launch Surface May Only Be Wi-Fi Capable At Launch
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Do you like to use mobile data with your tablets? You might want to sit out on Microsoft’s Surface tablet, at least at launch. There’s no doubt that Wi-Fi is still the most popular, and preferred, method for people to …

Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia
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The Google Street View wi-fi spying scandal may have been quelled in the United States, but the fun’s just getting started in other parts of the world. Over the weekend, an independent privacy watchdog in United Kingdom launched an investigation …

Street View "Rogue" Engineer ID'd Street View "Rogue" Engineer ID'd

When basically anything you want to know about the world is out there on the internet and all you need in order to find it is some gumption and know-how, is anybody surprised that the concealed identity of the engineer …

Google Knew About Street View Wi-Fi Spying Software Google Knew About Street View Wi-Fi Spying Software
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Nearly two weeks after the Federal Communications Commission released a heavily redacted report about Google’s sponging up of emails, passwords, and other personal data via unsecured wi-fi networks, the company has released a full version of the report that reveals …