Google’s Wi-Fi Plan For San Francisco Stirs Privacy Debate

As with any new project nowadays, privacy is becoming a concern with the Google-Earthlink plan to provide free WiFi to San Francisco. The debate stems from Google’s plan to pay for the service with targeted ads based on the users location. Since the system will know who’s signed on through user ID’s and will also know thier location, this could easily be logged and become quite a privacy liability. Fortunatly nothing has been built yet and the EFF has stepped up with a list of the minimum requirements the system should meet in terms of privacy.
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