I admit it: I am powerless over WiFi. My life, along with that of scores of University of Florida undergraduates with whom I'm traveling on our college's summer study-abroad program, now is unexpectedly unmanageable.
There's an interesting phenomena that I see at local hangouts with free wifi, bookstores, Starbucks, wherever. There's a select few who think they own the place where they set up shop and spend the day. To them, it's their personal office.
Keep in mind that stealing information is a big business, and hackers are everywhere. Most of them are professional. Some are foreign government sponsored. Some are sophisticated criminal organizations with significant resources
In today's travel environment of surcharges and extra fees, it may seem hard to believe that there are actually still freebies out there for the taking. The key is in knowing what to look for and where.