lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011

Beijing Rolling Out Free WiFi Just Enter Your Phone Number

Beijing Rolling Out Free WiFi Just Enter Your Phone Number

Starting alter this month, Beijing will start rolling out a free public Wi-Fi network dubbed My Beijing.� The service is being supported by three of China's biggest telecom companies; China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. In the next few years, the government hopes to have roughly 60% of the massive city covered with Wi-Fi. As with all free things, there is a catch. Users will have to hand over their wireless numbers to connect to the network.

The other concern is that Chinese authorities could simply fail to properly protect the phone numbers they collect. Surely this would be a treasure trove of data for spammers or less than reputable advertisers, and it will more than likely come under attack at some point. Still, many Chinese citizens cannot afford personal internet access, so the free Wi-Fi may be better than nothing. It will reportedly remain free for a period of at least three years, after which point a fee could be assessed.�...

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1441201.html