AT&T finally gets off the dime--sorry, quarter--and opens its Home network to iPhone subscribers: AT&T had promised some kind of Wi-Fi deal for its legions of iPhone subscribers for more than a year, and at least twice posted information that was premature. Yesterday, the company pulled the trigger. The mechanism to get service at about 18,000 domestic hotspot locations--mostly McDonald's and Starbucks--is complicated. You join the network, visit a gateway Web page, enter your cell phone number, and wait for a (free) text message. The message contains a link to a secure site that, when followed, activates 24 hours of access, but only at that location. You can apparently activate service at as many locations as you want in a single day.
British lad arrested for kiping Wi-Fi: A 16-year-old was arrested for breaking the encryption on his neighbor's Wi-Fi network. The arrest was apparently "canceled" later--I don't understand British jurisprudence enough to get this part--with the boy's father fileing "a complaint for unlawful arrest and detention," The Register writes. The misuse was discovered because the fellow's network name was set to be his own (by his father), and this showed up in the Wi-Fi gateway's list of DHCP assignments.