Liz Gannes

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Starbucks Ditches AT&T Wi-Fi for Google

The 7,000 Starbucks stores in the U.S. — which already have better and more reliable Wi-Fi than a lot of other places you can walk in and park yourself with a computer — will soon have Wi-Fi that’s up to 10 times faster than before, courtesy of new provider Google. T-Mobile was Starbucks’ original Wi-Fi provider (but it wasn’t free), and AT&T had been the exclusive provider since 2008.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik