Facebook Expands Free Wi-Fi Project
In Exchange for Yet Another Bit of Your Privacy
Last fall we noted that Facebook was tinkering with the idea of offering people free Wi-Fi
at select locations, if users were willing to check in there. Facebook has very quietly been expanding the offer since then, Wired
pointing out that they're now offering the free Wi-Fi in cafes in Palo Alto and San Francisco and even now offer the functionality in a line of Cisco's Meraki routers. You are the product every time you log in to Facebook, so at least, as Wired notes, in this instance "Facebook Wi-Fi has the virtue of at least offering the user something valuable in return for (your) location."