FBI: USING PUBLIC WIRELESS NETWORKS ARE A FELONY–MAYBE.
(This from http://www.drive-thru.org/2002_08_01_archive.html#85345265; some good old jokes too.)
“FBI releases advisory about 802.11-spotting ‘wardriving'” The FBI claims that using an open wireless access point without explicit permission of the owner may be a federal crime, covered under theft-of-services law. In other words: You’re in a corporate lobby waiting for an appointment. You open your laptop computer to check something, and you find that there’s a Wi-Fi signal present (this actually happens quite a bit). So you check e-mail and browse the web. Congratulations, you’re a felon – give my regards to Bubba in prison!
Next: Explicit permission may be needed to drink from a public water fountain.


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