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Google goes wi-fi

If you are going to San Francisco
Tue Sep 20 2005, 18:20
GOOGLE is set to provide free secure wi-fi hotspots in the San Francisco Bay Area.

On its website, the search outfit said that it is making public a client-based VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to its Google WiFi service.

It is not clear when the free service will be launched, but it will have the advantage that it will be a bit more secure than your standard hotspot.

According to the site, a Google engineer hit on the idea when he realised that secure Wi Fi was almost nonexistent at most locations.

He used 20% of his project time to begin an initiative to offer users more secure WiFi access, with the Google Secure Access being the result of this project.

Wi Fi frying tonight, here. µ

 

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