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.
A pause from Wifi Privacy to share wisdom from way back when:
Today is: 1st April (GMT), in history on the 1st of April, 1960 AD the following death happened:
Piet[er O] Bakker: Dutch journalist / writer (Ciske), dies at 62