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Wi-Fi

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: In-Flight Wi-Fi Getting Faster

There is new hope for frequent fliers who complain about slow Wi-Fi connections. In-flight wireless internet provider Gogo said it will start offering satellite connections, which will significantly boost streaming speeds.

09/11/2013

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San Francisco To Get Free Wi-Fi In City Parks, Open Spaces

The $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.

07/24/2013

A "smart" utility meter used by Silicon Valley Power for the outdoor Wi-Fi network. (City of Santa Clara)

Santa Clara 1st U.S. City To Use Utility Meters For Free Wi-Fi Network

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.

03/27/2013

EOTB: South Bay - Downtown San Jose (Fairmont Hotel)

San Jose Introduces ‘Fastest Public Wi-Fi Network’

The Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi Network will be accessible through the entire downtown core

03/14/2013

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ConsumerWatch: A Simple Step To Secure Your Privacy

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.

03/13/2013

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Wi-Fi Settlement Includes Provisions On Privacy Issues

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.

03/13/2013

Google Street View car (CBS)

Google To Pay $7M To Settle Wi-Fi Information Collection Case

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.

03/08/2013

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Megabus Re-Launches In California With Cheap SF-LA Fares

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.

11/28/2012

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

San Jose To Introduce Free Downtown Wi-Fi Network

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.

03/12/2012

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

San Jose Hopes To Soon Feature Fastest Free WiFi In US

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.

01/17/2012

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