The city of Santa Clara is flipping on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital “smart meters” on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi.
The Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi Network will be accessible through the entire downtown core
Google’s admission that its Street View mapping project violated people’s privacy should serve as a wake-up call to consumers about how easily their personal information can be tapped, according to a leading computer security expert.
Aside from paying $7 million as part of its agreement with 38 states’ attorneys general, Google’s landmark settlement in an alleged privacy violation case will include employee training and other provisions regarding privacy.
Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader’s collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks in neighborhoods throughout the country several years ago.
A low-fare express bus service is returning to connect passengers from the Bay to Los Angeles after a first attempt a few years back flopped.
San Jose officials claim they’ll introduce America’s fastest, free outdoor Wi-Fi network this summer through a new partnership with Ruckus Wireless and SmartWAVE Technologies.
San Jose is beefing up its free downtown Wi-Fi network in the hopes that speeds will soon be the fastest in the U.S. San Jose was among the first large cities to implement free wireless internet access to anyone downtown in 2004. Now that network is being rebooted.
Starting Monday, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will begin offering riders a different experience on new diesel-electric hybrid buses.
Capitol Corridor trains have launched free wireless Internet access just in time for Cyber Monday shopping.