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Canada's eavesdropping agency blasts tradecraft leak

Canada's ultra-secret eavesdropping agency on Friday blasted the disclosure of its tradecraft, after it was reported the agency had tracked airline passengers connected to Wi-Fi services at airports. Communications Security Establishment Canada said: "The unauthorized disclosure of tradecraft puts our techniques at risk of being less effective when addressing threats to Canada and Canadians."

Spy agency reportedly kept tabs on passengers at a major Canadian airport: CBC

OTTAWA - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency reportedly tracked the wireless devices of thousands of travellers by using information gleaned from free internet service at a major Canadian airport. The CBC is reporting the revelation is contained in a top secret document retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden. The network says the document indicates the Communications Security Establishment Canada was given information taken from wireless devices using the airport's free Wi-Fi system over a two-week period. It's not clear which airport was involved.

'Super Wi-Fi' heading for US campuses

So-called "Super Wi-Fi," a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technology would become available to hundreds of US colleges and universities. Declaration Networks, a company working with colleges and non-profit groups, said it is now starting to offer the service to 500 schools around the United States. The technology is often referred to as "Super Wi-Fi," although some wireless providers point out it uses a different frequency for transmission than what most people use in cafes and in home networks.

Cisco, Facebook to work with businesses to expand free Wi-Fi use

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc and Facebook Inc said on Wednesday they will work with big businesses such as hotels and retailers to provide free wireless Internet access to consumers who sign in using a Facebook log-in. The companies have been testing the concept with smaller businesses for about a year but will work together to support bigger companies that want to improve customer loyalty or learn more about their customers through offering free Wi-Fi.

Google, San Francisco supervisor announce partnership for free Wi-Fi at 31 city parks

SAN FRANCISCO - Google and a San Francisco supervisor announced a partnership on Wednesday to bring free Wi-Fi to 31 San Francisco parks, plazas and open spaces. The Internet giant has agreed to provide a $600,000 grant to fund the initiative, Supervisor Mark Farrell said. Another group, the San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation, will install and maintain the network with the San Francisco Department of Technology.

Gov't to increase free wireless Internet zones

SEOUL, July 12 (Yonhap) -- The government said Friday that it plans to provide more free wireless Internet access zones across the country, giving citizens better access to the Web from portable devices. According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, 2,000 locations, including bus terminals and hospitals, have been connected with free wireless-fidelity (WiFi) networks. The ministry said the number of free Internet access spots will rise to 12,000 by 2017.
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