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Facebook Is Testing A Router That Gives You Wi-Fi For Checking In

Facebook is testing a Wi-Fi router that grants users internet access after they check in to a business. In other words, when you’re at the coffee shop, the router will let you online once you’ve checked in.

The limited test was first discovered by developer Tom Waddington who noticed code for a Wi-Fi feature in the Facebook API. The company later confirmed the test. Hurray for no more awkwardly asking a barista for the Internet password. As always, though, you have to worry that Facebook’s going to use the service to be all up in your data. [Tom Waddington via CNET via The Verge]