Stories tagged: wi-fi
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Nearly every modern, protected Wi-Fi network is vulnerable, warns government cyberwatchdog
A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Monday, warning users to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability that affects nearly every modern, protected …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Apple update addresses dangerous wi-fi flaw
Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away.
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
A World without Wi-Fi looks possible as unlimited plans rise
With every major U.S. wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-Fi network to avoid costly overage charges anymore. That’s a critical …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Travelers fret about Wi-Fi, but it might be about to get better
When it comes to travel, internet access has never been more ubiquitous – or more underwhelming.
Mon., June 15, 2015
All hands on tech: Savvy seniors receive schooling on Internet safety
Baby boomers are, in general, technologically savvy, Skyping grandkids, texting friends, shopping online and banking from laptops and smartphones. Yet these seniors, like the majority of Washington adults, often forsake …
Sat., March 29, 2014
CV upgrades classroom technology
This week at Bowdish Middle School, students are trying out a new wireless Internet connection. The school is one of four in the Central Valley School District trying out the …
Sat., March 8, 2014
Idaho schools that opt out of Wi-Fi will get state money
BOISE – Idaho school districts that opted to not join a controversial statewide contract for high school Wi-Fi services should qualify for state funding for their own wireless networks, state …
Fri., July 26, 2013
Official: Price one part of wireless pact
BOISE – Idaho officials concede the five-year, $2.1 million annual contract the state Department of Education signed Wednesday with a Tennessee company to install Wi-Fi service in public high schools …
Thu., July 25, 2013
Multiyear Wi-Fi contract awarded to Luna backer
BOISE – Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna on Wednesday defiantly issued a five- to 15-year contract to a Nashville, Tenn., company to run Wi-Fi networks in Idaho high schools, …
Wed., July 24, 2013
Idaho school Wi-Fi plan surprises legislators
BOISE – Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna is about to sign a 15-year, multimillion-dollar contract for a private company to set up Wi-Fi networks in every high school in …
Tue., July 23, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
Luna plans 15-year wireless contract, lawmakers aghast
Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna is about to sign a 15-year, multimillion-dollar sole-source contract for a private firm to set up WiFi networks in every high school in the …
Sat., June 15, 2013
HotZone’s free Wi-Fi to fold
The HotZone, downtown Spokane’s pioneering free wireless Internet service, is headed for the dustbin. Like other technology ventures, it fell victim to fast-shifting public preferences and a dynamic marketplace, said …
Sat., June 5, 2010
Libraries matter more than ever
All right, I’ve finally figured out how the city’s budget works. The city gets in trouble, looks around for an easy target, spies the Spokane Public Library and hacks it …
Sun., Sept. 7, 2008
HOT ZONE HANGS ON
Age and wear have faded the spray-painted logos touting the Spokane Hot Zone on downtown street corners. The wireless Internet café in River Park Square is long gone.