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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# wi-fi

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# wiffy
Two years after it was switched off, Dublin plans to bring back free Wi-Fi
We examine the state of public internet services across Ireland’s cities.
# welcome to the jungle
Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais
An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.
# with it
Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
# Scary
Could a plane really be hijacked over its own Wi-Fi?
The FBI have told airlines in the US to watch for signs their planes are being hacked – by people logged onto any onboard internet service.
# woah dude
Watch what happened when Steve Jobs introduced wi-fi to people in 1999
Wireless internet. Who’d have thunk it.
Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…
# hide yo wifi
11 essential tips for excellently naming your WiFi network
UPC1037456 is simply unacceptable.
# no wifi here
Bray café has the perfect message for social media addicts
# morto
Internet provider posts how-to video... and accidentally reveals porn history
Hmm, “All Star Teens” is an odd network name…
# Controversy
Shatter: "No evidence at all" of surveillance of GSOC
Shatter said that he has received more information on the accessing of the wifi at the GSOC offices.
# Hacking
Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen
If you use public wi-fi systems, you should read this.
# in flight
Electronic device use permitted on US flights, but what about Irish flights?
Passengers on US flights will be allowed use laptops, tablets, mobiles and smart phones throughout the duration of their flight.
# wi-fi
Browse the web, send emails and texts - it's all possible on some Aer Lingus flights
You can now connect to Wi-Fi and use your mobile phone while flying with Aer Lingus to the US, but it will cost you.
# cyber criminals
Irish prisons could - possibly - be getting wi-fi
Alan Shatter says there’s no way that prisoners will be given open access to the internet – but they may be able to use it for educational resources.
# wi-high club
How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes
Spuds, glorious spuds, stood in for people in on-board tests.
# hotspots
Temple Bar rubbish bins will ‘talk’ to your smartphone
Plans to incorporate technology that will alert you to free wi-fi hotspots, as well as events and activities in vicinity of where you’re standing.
# Wireless travel
Varadkar wants to install Wi-Fi across all public transport in 2013
The Minister has set the target as trials are carried out on some bus and tram services this year.
# wi-fi
Belfast could introduce free public wireless internet
It is hoped that the introduction of free, high-speed wireless broadband access would attract business and investment to the city.
# Apple
Apple to be fined over Australian ads for new iPad's '4G' capability
Apple’s third-generation iPad is advertised as having 4G capability – but that’s only available in the US and Canada…
# wi-fi
Free WiFi for London's Tube stations but DART's is coming soon
London Tube stations to get free Wi-Fi but ours is coming soon, so says Irish Rail.
# Cheers
Where everybody knows your name: pub goers want better jacks and Wi-Fi on tap
A new study reveals what people are looking for from their local…
Protect your Wi-Fi network with...wallpaper?
Protect your web connection with wallpaper that will block out your neighbours.
# What the...
Homeless people used as internet hotspots at tech conference
Homeless people at the SXSW festival in Texas wear t-shirts that say “I am a 4G hotspot”, and carry devices which allow conference attendees to get online.
# Good News
Free WiFi to be installed on DART and Dublin rail services 'by the summer'
A major extension of free WiFi on public transport is to be rolled out this year including Bus Éireann, Luas, and possibly Dublin Bus, Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said.
# Drogheda
Drogheda rolls out free wi-fi across town in regeneration drive
The town centre will be among the first in Ireland to offer blanket wireless access, aiming to tap into the ‘smart economy’.
# On the Move
Bus Éireann vehicles to get a makeover
Free wi-fi, ‘real-time’ displays and upgraded bus shelters will all be provided as part of a €1.1m investment in Bus Éireann.
Irish trains get switched on to wi-fi
Iarnód Eireann will initially introduce the service on the Cork-Dublin route.