Should people share personal WiFi networks with anyone?

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According to GOOD magazine’s senior editor, Cord Jefferson, the Internet has become as essential to daily life as municipal roads. Unlike roads, the government has not stepped up to the plate in providing a thorough network of Internet hotspots. With that in mind, there has been a growing movement throughout the country calling on citizens to open their personal WiFi networks to their neighbors and people in the community incase they need it in a “tight-spot”.  Those tight-spots occur for students constantly – Google Maps when you’re lost and Facebook when you’re bored. Students constantly rely on their mobile devices for what has become every day necessary use. This movement, however, comes with apprehension for potential safety and privacy issues such as illegal activity on the network and or viruses. The segment on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show provides ways of opening your WiFi network without the risk. 

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