San Francisco residents are receiving the gift of free WiFi this week, but they’re also continually being told to keep their smartphones and smart devices safely stowed away. Whether on San Francisco’s city buses or on the sidewalks, the city’s mayor and policemen have been encouraging citizens to read paper books. So why spread free WiFi if it’s so dangerous?
In an announcement about the free service, Mayor Ed Lee expresses nothing but positivism, despite the growing trend of smartphone thefts in the urban area:
A quarter of a million people traverse Market Street every day, from all walks of life… Now they can access information, find out when their next bus is coming, or peruse local job listings, all for free. This is a significant first step in my vision of connectivity for our city. Read more