Google begins free WiFi rollout
Google releases Secure Access software (faq here
) for users of their free WiFi service
in the San Fran Bay Area. It encrypts your internet traffic as it gets sent from your machine, making it harder to intercept your data. Could this be the beginnings of a nationwide effort? I would say it's likely and that this is a testing ground of sorts, to make sure the infrastructure is sound and working properly. With Google's track record, I fully expect (ie: hope) to wake up to free nationwide wireless access someday.