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How Twitter and Facebook can help you access free public WiFi

The company has assured users that their data will remain protected.

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PUBLIC WIFI SERVICE Bitbuzz has announced that users can now avail its wireless internet using their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Bitbuzz, which offers free WiFi in public areas across Dublin and in other cities in the country, says that when users enter one of their hotspots they can now login through their own personal Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Bitbuzz says that customers’ rights will remain “paramount” and the integrity of their data will be protected.

“This new departure for Bitbuzz has been developed to meet user demand. We are constantly trying to make it simpler and quicker to get online, while still complying with Irish and UK Data Retention laws,” Alex French, Bitbuzz’s Operations Director, said.

The service had over 1.1 million registered users at the end of last year, a nearly 50 per cent increase in users.

It has over 430 WiFi hotspots and over 11,000 hotel bedrooms in its network in the UK and Ireland and plans further expansion this year.

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Poll: Would you use your Twitter or Facebook account to login into Bitbuzz or other public WiFi services?


Poll Results:

No (695)
Yes (380)
Don't know (373)



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