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+ - Now you can choose hotels by the quality of their wifi->

Submitted by spac
spac (125766) writes "When some of us book hotel rooms, our first thoughts aren’t about whether they have in-room coffee service, or if housekeeping will let have a few extra tiny bottles of shampoo. Instead, our eyes immediately scan for "Free WiFi" somewhere on the booking website. This site ranks and tests wifi connections at hotels all over the world — definitely worth checking out if you're a road warrior or simply don't want to spend 300$ on a fancy hotel room and discover that their wifi connection is backed by a 28.8 kbaud modem!"
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+ - New iOS app tricks users into proxying all web traffic for ads->

Submitted by spac
spac (125766) writes "AllthingsD has an interesting story about how a startup, Wajam requires users of their service to download a script that sets up a proxy to handle all network requests for the purpose of providing "Social Recommendations" within built-in apps. The privacy implications of using this profile script to users isn't clearly presented to users. Are we really to trust our data into the hands of a company founded by a man who comes from the world of browser toolbars? And for social search?!"
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