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bub271
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WIFI - should public places offer it?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/4/2014 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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unicorn101

Con

Wireless Internet routers or Wi-Fi modems use dangerous electromagnetic radiation to send their signals to your computer through walls. If you have a wireless Internet router set up in all the public places you are receiving massive EMF exposure, and working in a dangerous amount of radiation.
Not to mention:
Think about the money!
Everything in this world pretty much evolves around CA$H! Free wifi would cost the government money and they would most likely raise taxes or shut down other (free) public things like parks <- and make more houses instead to sell! Think about it. Would it really be better to have free wifi and have all these terrible things happen?
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!
bub271

Pro

thanks for the challenge bub
I think public place should offer wifi y well for many reasons time to list:
- You can text when ever where ever
- More money for long distance calling
Debate Round No. 1
unicorn101

Con

Hackers can get in

Further on, computers and/or phones can get hacked. In a short time span, all of your personal information is no longer personal. For example, online banking: you check the balance in your bank account, then your phone gets hacked; not only is that an invasion of privacy, but all of your money is now gone and you're screwed. Also you can have put your social security number online and someone can go through your phone by means of computer and steal all your information and just run up your credit and you will be screwed in the long run yet again. When you use public wifi you might even download a malicious virus and not even know because you're like "oh, its ok, because its free".

If you don't want your phone hacked don't use the free wifi
bub271

Pro

bub271 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
unicorn101

Con

unicorn101 forfeited this round.
bub271

Pro

bub271 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by unicorn101 2 years ago
unicorn101
Sorry for forfeiting the last round guys. I was away and I couldn't connect to the internet.
Posted by unicorn101 2 years ago
unicorn101
And if you (T5seconds) can think of a better argument to post for either of us to post why don't you share it with us?
Posted by unicorn101 2 years ago
unicorn101
Thanks T5seconds for being really rude about this. We happen to be in a elementary school. So think really do you need to be a jerk to us? After all we are just kids.
Posted by SilentWings 2 years ago
SilentWings
This is a tough one. I cannot say whether adding public wifi would increase the chances of not being able to target people via hacking or decrease it.

I think initially, public wifi would increase the amount of hacking and stuff, but as our population grows, it will be harder to trace people.
Posted by T5seconds 2 years ago
T5seconds
Oh, and you probably get more radiation from the sun than my router.
Posted by T5seconds 2 years ago
T5seconds
Neither of you are very well prepared for this debate. I actually think its quite humorous. Your arguments about "Hackers might get in" is a pretty moot point, because hackers can get into private networks, and a well secured public network isn't any worse than your home network. If you don't want to be hacked, you be safe, saying there shouldn't be any sort of public wifi because of it is ridiculous.
Posted by bub271 2 years ago
bub271
thanks for the challenge bub
I think public place should offer wifi y well for many reasons time to list:
- You can text when ever where ever
- More money for long distance calling
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