04/07/12 3:03 pm
Justin Watt has discovered that the public WiFi gateway at the Courtyard Marriott in Time Square is defacing his website:
The Revenue eXtraction Gateway apparently inserts ads on every website accessed over it's public wifi network.
The idea of the wifi network at an expensive hotel monkeying with my network connection is bad enough, but the lack of disclosure and transparency is what really disturbs me. Readers will naturally associate the ads they see with the websites they see the ads on, no matter how inappropriate the ads may be. They have no way of knowing the ads are from a third party.
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