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Should users be concerned about personal info while using LinkNYC Wi-Fi kiosks?

Posted at 10:11 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 22:11:07-04

NEW YORK — All along Third Avenue are free high-speed LinkNYC Wi-Fi kiosks. To use them, all you have to do is enter your email address — but this could compromise your personal privacy.

Concerns have been raised about users private information being retained by LinkNYC.

"Should you have a concern? Absolutely," Info Tech CEO Matti Kon said.

In a statement, LinkNYC said it will never sell any users' personal information.

"If you want to believe them that they will never use it, great." Kon said.

Many users who use the free Wi-Fi kiosks said they feel comfortable using the kiosks. Kon agreed it's a great service and your information can be compromised no matter what Wi-Fi you are on.

"I think we should have more than a trust system that they are not going to use it," Kon said.

LinkNYC said they will continue to work to ensure legitimate concerns are addressed.