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Amazon Fire TV gets captive portal access for hotel, dorm and apartment Wi-Fi (hands-on)

Frequent travelers, rejoice! A new feature on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick called "captive portal access" is now live and works great, allowing easier-than-ever connections to tricky Internet services that require an extra layer of authentication.

By April 20, 2015


FTC sues Wyndham hotels over data breaches

Hackers stole information from hundreds of thousands of payment cards, resulting, the trade commission says, in millions of dollars in fraud loss.

By June 26, 2012


Airbnb makes first big trip into business travel

The popular short-term-rental service unveils a two-prong strategy to become a major player in the business travel market.

By July 28, 2014


The Great Privacy Debate takes place tomorrow in D.C.

Join us for a debate moderated by CNET's Declan McCullagh at the National Press Club tomorrow. The topic for debate is timely: Consumer privacy can be adequately protected without new legislation.

By July 17, 2012


Latest hacker dump looks like Comcast, AT&T data

Hackers kick off "WikiBoatWednesday" with apparent leak of Comcast and AT&T data.

By June 27, 2012


Google drops in on own party

Web giant shows off augmented specs at I/O conference, while RIM struggles. Also: Apple wins tablet injunction.

By June 29, 2012


Three data breaches hit Florida, one hits the feds

The data of some hotel guests, Best Buy shoppers, and people in University of Florida's computer system has been exposed; and a U.S. government travel site has also been breached.

By February 20, 2009


AT&T to acquire Wi-Fi network provider Wayport

Wireless provider announces plans to acquire a company that serves up Wi-Fi at a number of hotels, health care facilities, and even McDonald's, in a move to expand its hot-spot presence.

By November 6, 2008


Waging war against cybersquatting

Can cybersquatters be deterred? Internet attorney Eric J. Sinrod assesses the prospects of a new coalition planning to give it a try.

August 15, 2007


Wi-Fi helps blogs tune in to Bush inauguration

Nonprofit group brings free Net wireless access to Pennsylvania Avenue with what it calls a "hot spot for democracy."

By January 19, 2005