07 July 2005



From the AP:
Police have arrested a man for using someone else's wireless Internet network in one of the first criminal cases involving this fairly common practice. [snip] Innocuous use of other people's unsecured Wi-Fi networks is common, though experts say that plenty of illegal use also goes undetected: such as people sneaking on others' networks to traffic in child pornography, steal credit card information and send death threats.
I'm using someone else's Wi-Fi network right now, as I do most mornings. I have tried to figure out whose it is, so I could make a donation (assuming they're an NGO), but although I know their TLA, I have not been able to find them, although they must be within a couple hundred meters or so.

It would take some doing to get the Phnom Penh police interested in arresting me for this, though, even if I were stealing credit card info and making death threats.