FreedomPop offers free home broadband

A startup looks to disrupt the broadband industry with free Internet, Facebook makes privacy settings easier to find, and a video shows what could be the next BlackBerry phone.

Wednesday's CNET Update wants to break free:


Freedom Pop is offering 1GB of free home Internet service every month with purchase of its router, which costs $90. Those that stream video or need more data can upgrade to 10GB for $10 a month, or pay-as-you-go for $5 a gigabyte. The service uses Clearwire's 4G WiMAX network. Free home Internet service can shake up the broadband industry, much like Skype changed the voice industry.

Also in today's news roundup:

- Facebook added new ways to access privacy settings.

- Microsoft's Surface tablet is now sold at Best Buy and Staples.

- Photos and video of what looks like the new BlackBerry phone have been posted online.

- Flickr wants a piece of the photo-filter-sharing action and has revamped its iPhone app.

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