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Unformatted text preview: have complete privacy and what they do in public should be considerate of others. I feel that using the internet in a public setting is a privilege and not a right. Its no different from any public act, there are always people watching. It is illegal to use a neighbors internet signal without their consent. Your neighbor is paying for a service and you are basically stealing that service they paid for. This situation is not unlike stealing cable. By tapping into a service thats not yours is basically stealing. Its true that a Wi-Fi signal is passed through the air but that signal has to be routed somewhere. If you didnt pay to have it routed to your system then its not yours to use. Ethics also plays a role in this situation. You wouldnt go and just take you neighbors car, go into their house and eat their food, watch their television, or plug all your appliances into their wall sockets. Using their Wi-Fi service is no different from doing any of this....
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- Spring '10