If you own an open WiFi connection, you might have worried whether you're liable for any copyright infringement taking place on that network -- even if you didn't do it. In a ruling that has caught the attention of lawmakers and attorneys worldwide, a Finnish court just ruled that owners of open Wi ... More >>
Wifi Hotspot LocationsPowered by Socrata Today in Actually Useful Things: NYC Digital has a map of WiFi hotspots all over New York. Click on the little things -- there are like a zillion of them, be warned -- and the map tells you where the hotspot is, whether it's free or not, and its name.
As of today, Dumbo, Brooklyn, is the first -- and only -- location in the city to offer a free wireless network for the neighborhood. It's called Dumbo Wi-Fi, and it will be available outside, in streets, parks, and plazas, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges -- including in the newly ... More >>
New York Senator Charles Schumer has issued a call to arms today to the largest sites on the internet, including Twitter, Yahoo, and Amazon, urging them to stop using the HTTP web protocol in favor of HTTPS, "after reports that hackers are granted easy access to users' private information thr ... More >>
According to the Post, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is asking for bids from service providers to make high-speed wireless internet available to riders on Metro-North and LIRR commuter trains serving Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island. The final plan may or may not be free to non- ... More >>
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