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by Gary Rea  (c) copyright 2010  All Rights Reserved

Being the owner of a new WiFi-enabled laptop (a netbook, to be exact), I’ve been getting a first-hand education in obtaining free wireless connections wherever I go. Among the lessons I’ve learned is that Starbuck’s supposedly “free” wireless access, provided by AT&T Wireless, is anything but.

First, I looked up Starbuck’s online and read about their “free” WiFi. It sounded great, but there was much information left out, as I discovered when I asked a Starbuck’s employee about it later. He told me I’d have to pay $5 for a card that had the access code printed on it and then I’d be able to access Starbuck’s “free” WiFi at any Starbuck’s location – for two hours at a time, that is. Underwhelmed by this offer, I decided it wasn’t worth it, especially since these cards need to be “renewed” after so many uses – at an additional $5.

This is only the tip of an ugly WiFi iceberg, though. As I discovered on New Year’s Day, while having breakfast at a Starbuck’s, if you try to connect to a wireless router – even someone else’s – at some point, you’ll get a Starbuck’s/AT&T WiFi login page popping up on your browser, whether you want it to or not. Even though I was connected to the WiFi router for the closed library across the parking lot from Starbuck’s, at some point (right in the middle of trying to send an email), Starbuck’s highjacked my connection.

I found I was unable to send the email from Yahoo Mail, which I was logged into at the time. After several tries, I finally copied my message to the clipboard so I wouldn’t lose it, then I hit the refresh button. Instead of refreshing my Yahoo Mail page, Firefox then loaded the Starbuck’s/AT&T login page, instead. No matter what I did to get back to Yahoo Mail, including closing Firefox and restarting it, I was unable to get back to Yahoo Mail and, in fact, all attempts to do so resulted in a never-before-seen page warning me that Yahoo Mail is somehow an “untrusted site.” I checked my WiFi connections again and found that, even though I’d reset my connection to the library, Starbuck’s had again highjacked my connection.

Not only this, but, in Firefox, I use a plugin called “Speedial” that allows me to set up images of my favorite websites as one-click links to those sites, and I have this set as my homepage. Well, not only had Starbucks/AT&T highjacked my WiFi connection, but they’d also reset all my Speedial images to show only the Starbuck’s/AT&T login page!

I was finally able to get back to Yahoo Mail and send my message by quickly connecting to the library’s router again and then sending my email. Lesson learned: even if you’re using some other WiFi service while sitting in a Starbuck’s, your WiFi connection can – and, apparently will – be highjacked by Starbuck’s WiFi router, whether you’re signed up for Starbuck’s “free” WiFi access or not.

This may seem like a minor annoyance, at first glance, until one considers the implications for WiFi privacy over unsecured networks and how this plays into the New World Order. The message I was trying to send at the time was about the so-called “underwear bomber” and I was pointing out to the recipient that I believe the whole thing to be another false-flag event intended to serve as a pretext for expanding the “War on Terror” to Yemen, while at the same time expanding the NWO controls over our waning liberties.

Also chilling was that, during my writing of this message – before I’d even attempted to send it – I was doing a search for information on a particular NWO hand gesture (the “A-Okay” sign) and, when I typed the term “satanic” into the Google search field, it was immediately afterward that I temporarily lost my WiFi connection. Coincidence? Well, it happened three times in a row, so maybe not. It was also probably at this moment that my connection to the library’s WiFi router was highjacked by Starbuck’s/AT&T.

So, what does all this mean? Well, I don’t think I’m at all being paranoid when I say that I believe it shows how our “free,” unsecured wireless connections to the internet are being monitored in real-time. Whether by the NSA or someone else, this should come as no surprise to anyone who is even mildly aware of the New World Order’s encroachment upon on our freedoms. As I’ve written before, there is a reason why the internet was “given” to the private sector by the Department of Defense and the intelligence community, in the first place. The internet itself – designed and developed by DOD, the NSA and Sun Microsystems – is the world’s largest datamining operation, sucking in huge volumes of data every second, most of which is being willingly – and unwittingly – supplied by a gullible public, worldwide. Given that, it is no surprise to me at all that an entity like AT&T can monitor WiFi connections in real-time and even change active connections as they are being used.