[CalFiber] Question from a supporter

Hayley Tsukayama hayleyt at eff.org
Mon Nov 16 13:46:57 PST 2020


A /warranted/ doomsday view, though. Anyone know of any safe lists of 
networks? I assume not, but it never hurts to ask.

On 11/16/20 1:44 PM, Paul Goodman wrote:
> My first thought was that as "observed" wireless networks, some of 
> those networks may be private, and connecting to/using those networks 
> could be a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (EFF did some 
> work on this back in 2011, based on this article 
> <https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/03/whats-yours-is-mine-using-a-wireless-network-you-dont-own/72880/>).  
> I'd be really leery of sharing that list unless I knew there was 
> permission to use each of those networks.
>
> My second thought was that some of those wireless networks are likely 
> honeypots or rogue access points, which is creepy in a whole different 
> way.
>
> (As you can tell, I have rather a doomsday view of unsecured wireless 
> networks).
>
> Paul
>
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 1:28 PM Hayley Tsukayama <hayleyt at eff.org 
> <mailto:hayleyt at eff.org>> wrote:
>
>     Hi folks,
>
>     This question came in from a supporter of ours, and I thought if
>     anyone would know if this resources exists it would be this group:
>
>         I help run a giant open database of observed wireless networks
>         - local governments and school systems have been contacting
>         them for help finding open WiFi for kids to go to school; is
>         there anywhere should i send them??

>
>     Any thoughts? Thanks!
>
>     Hayley
>
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