Wi-Fi location affects online privacy behavior. Does sitting in a coffee shop versus at home influence a person's willingness to disclose private information online? Does the on-screen appearance of a public location's online 'terms and conditions' have an effect? According to researchers, the answer to both questions is 'yes,' especially if the user has a tendency to instinctively distrust public wireless networks. Source 5c.
I generally do not use public access wifi because you don't know what's happening to the data being sent through their wifi signal.
I also distrust public access wifi but if someone really wants to phish your data, your home wifi is not protected as much as you think it is.
We interrupt Wifi Privacy to share interesting fact from one historian to you:
Today is: 18th October (GMT), in history on the 18th of October, 1980 AD the following event happened:
Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA