Wi-Fi

Experts say logging onto some Wi-Fi hotspots could leave users vulnerable to hackers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guests’ Wi-Fi Networks

Marriott International will pay the government a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees’ own Wi-Fi networks at one of its hotels, forcing them instead to pay as much as $1,000 each to use the hotel’s own connection.

10/03/2014

Jones Beach (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Jones Beach Among 4 New York State Parks To Get Free Wi-Fi

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said Wednesday that the Wi-Fi service is available at Jones Beach, Niagara Falls, Saratoga Spa and East River state parks.

08/06/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio’s Internet Plan Includes Turning Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hot Spots

The mayor said his administration wants to make sure every neighborhood in the city is wired for high-speed broadband Internet access.

05/19/2014

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Verizon Wires Up 35 Subway Stations For Wi-Fi Use

Verizon Wireless customers can now use their cellphones in 35 of New York City’s underground subway stations.

01/28/2014

An Au Bon Pain store in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Au Bon Pain To ‘Limit’ Wi-Fi Filtering After Blocks On Abortion, Gay Rights Sites

The Au Bon Pain sandwich chain responded Tuesday to complaints that it blocked its wi-fi users from accessing pro-choice and gay rights sites.

01/14/2014

7 Train (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

West Side Subway Extension, More Wi-Fi Service Coming In New Year

In June, the 7 train will begin running to 11th Avenue and the Fulton Street Transit Center will open. The MTA has also promised more frequent G train and M train service in the new year.

12/30/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces deal to let customers opt out of location tracking via smartphones in retail stores, Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deal To Protect ‘Consumer Privacy’ Lets Shoppers Opt Out Of Wireless Tracking

Eight of 10 leading analytics companies have agreed to measures that will let shoppers nationwide know when retailers are using their smartphones to track their movements through a store.

10/22/2013

Mayor Bloomberg announces new Wi-Fi hotspots in business districts across the five boroughs, Sept. 30, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Announces New Initiatives To Expand Wi-Fi, Improve City’s Wireless Infrastructure

New York City plans to offer free public Wi-Fi in commercial districts in all five boroughs, officials said Monday.

09/30/2013

Door locks controlled by wireless devices can be targets for hackers. (credit: CBS 2)

Hackers Gain Access To Homes Through Wireless Devices

New York (CBSNewYork) — The ability for people to control door locks, lights and home appliances from their smartphones is growing in popularity. Those technological advances, however, have also opened the doors of some homes […]

08/20/2013

Aboard an NJ TRANSIT train (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

NJ TRANSIT Approves Wi-Fi Plan For Stations, Trains

Newark Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction are expected to be outfitted with Wi-Fi by the end of the year. The service will eventually be brought to other stations and trains.

06/12/2013

Aboard an NJ TRANSIT train (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Free Wi-Fi Could Arrive On NJ TRANSIT Trains

Cablevision would provide the equipment to allow passengers to surf the Internet, send and receive e-mail and use other applications.

06/11/2013

A man talks on his cell phone on the subway platform at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Underground Wi-Fi Service Expanding To 30 More Subway Stations

After testing Wi-Fi in a handful of stations last year, the city is now expanding service to 30 additional stations, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle.

04/25/2013

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Sree Tips: Keeping Your Smartphone Battery Going

Smartphones have gotten so much smarter these days, with all kinds of cool new features. They are really mini computers. But the battery life continues to be awful.

04/24/2013

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The 5 Best Coffee Shops In The East Village

Coffee shops wake you up on your commute to the office, cure your weekend blues and serve as an office for freelancers in the neighborhood. The East Village is filled with 20-somethings, writers and nightlife junkies looking to get their caffeine fix.

01/14/2013

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Google Offers Free Public Wi-Fi In Chelsea

The Wi-Fi zone covers Gansevoort Street and 19th Street from Eighth Avenue to the West Side Highway, including the Chelsea Triangle, 14th Street Park and Gansevoort Plaza.

01/08/2013

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