Tag: LinkNYC

Confirmed: New York City’s Public WiFi Stations Are Spying On You

If there is ever a perfect example of dual-use technology, it is WiFi connectivity. I’ve already covered the mounting evidence that our ubiquitous gadgets and wireless connections are doing irreparable physical harm, especially to the young and to pregnant women, but the concern about surveillance is running a parallel track. So, when […]

Privacy Battle Brewing: Are LinkNYC Kiosks Surveillance Devices?

In 2016 LinkNYC began deploying free public Wi-Fi kiosks throughout the city. The kiosks made news when people began using the public web browsers to watch pornography, and CityBridge the private consortium administering LinkNYC limited the browsers, and made other changes to limit how LinkNYC would store personal browser history, […]