My friends are constantly surprised when I tell them how unsafe public WiFis can be. I’ve explained this multiple times to multiple people in the last several weeks. Then I came across this great Lifehacker article that spells out the dangers and the solutions, so I’m posting it for people to use as reference. Happy (and safe) surfing!
OK, so the new “Social Web” features of Facebook really scare me. I do NOT want FB silently collecting more information about me than I already share with it…and I do NOT want FB to “personalize” my experience on the web based on my and my friends’ preferences. As a start you can disable the new “OpenGraph” feature which collects all this data (of course FB has enabled this “feature” for everyone by default!).