Advertising


Sure, that kid sucks anyway. (Thinkstock)

Researchers in London have confirmed it's really, really easy to get people to agree to anything in a terms of service agreement as long as they get free wifi at the end of it.* A bunch of people signed away their rights to their firstborn children in order to get free wifi at a London hotspot.

The experiment was the project of a Finnish security company called F-Secure, and was supported by Europol, the European Union law enforcement agency. The company set up a wifi hotspot in different places in London and waited to see how users would interact with it. Hundreds connected in just thirty minutes, and users sent data that was easily mined by the researchers, including email passwords and the content of emails. 

Sources: CBS